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Michael K. Hole, M.D., MBA


Stanford University School of Medicine

Stanford Graduate School of Business


Internship, Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School

Residency, Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School


Michael Hole is a physician, professor and entrepreneur at The University of Texas at Austin, where he leads The Impact Factory, a hub for social innovation, entrepreneurship and community service. He is a partner at Notley, an investment firm fueling social impact.

A board-certified pediatrician, Hole is a “street doctor” serving families experiencing poverty and homelessness. He teaches public policy, community engagement and entrepreneurship to undergraduate, graduate and medical students. Cited 26,000+ times, he has 60+ publications on health financing, education disparities, economic mobility and more.

In 2016, Forbes named Hole to America’s “30 Under 30” list after he started StreetCred, a nonprofit helping low-income families file taxes and build wealth. He cofounded Good Apple (acquired by Farmhouse Delivery), a grocery delivery company fighting hunger; Early Bird, a scholarship fund for babies in poverty; and Main Street Relief, a nonprofit serving small businesses. Hole owns Hoosier & Company, a social impact consulting firm.

Formerly a case manager fighting child trafficking and domestic violence in America’s heartland, Hole led campaigns to help fund a new elementary school in Uganda and an orphanage for abandoned children with disabilities in post-earthquake Haiti.

A product of public schools and a first-generation college graduate from rural Indiana, Hole earned his M.D. and MBA from Stanford before completing residency at Harvard. He has a B.S. in Spanish and biological sciences from Butler University, where he was top student and now serves on the board of trustees.

Hole is a member of Mensa, former Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum and term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is a trustee of the Texas Health Institute, faculty fellow of the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger & Poverty and board director of Dollar For, a nonprofit relieving Americans’ medical debt.

In 2019, Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush named Hole a Presidential Leadership Scholar. In 2021, he joined the Health Equity Leaders’ Roundtable at The White House.

Hole lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife and daughter.

Professional Affiliations
  • Texas Health Institute
    Board of Trustees, 2018-Present
  • Baylor Collaborative on Hunger &. Poverty
    Faculty Fellow, 2018-Present
  • Butler University
    Board of Trustees, 2020-Present
  • Dollar For
    Board of Directors, 2022-Present
  • The White House
    Health Equity Leaders’ Roundtable, 2021-Present
Awards & Honors
  • Presidential Leadership Scholar
    Presidents Bill Clinton & George W. Bush, 2019
  • America’s 30 Under 30
    Forbes Magazine, 2016
  • Global Shaper
    World Economic Forum, 2016
  • Tower Award for Outstanding Professor
    The University of Texas at Austin, 2022
  • Dyson Award for Child Advocacy
    American Academy of Pediatrics, 2016