The University of Texas at Austin

University of Texas sealThe University of Texas at Austin is a state research university and the flagship institution of The University of Texas System. Founded in 1883 as "The University of Texas," its campus is located in Austin—approximately 1 mile (1,600 m) from the Texas State Capitol. The institution has the fifth-largest single-campus enrollment in the nation, with more than 50,000 undergraduate and graduate students and more than 24,000 faculty and staff.  The university has been labeled one of the "Public Ivies," a publicly funded university considered as providing a quality of education comparable to those of the Ivy League.

  • President: William C Powers, Jr, JD
  • Vice President of University Operations: Patricia Clubb, PhD
  • Executive Vice President and Provost: Greg Fenves, PhD
  • Vice President for Legal Affairs: Patricia C Ohlendorf, JD

The University of Texas System

UT System sealThe Office of Health Affairs has primary responsibility for oversight of the six health institutions of The University of Texas System. Through the presidents of the institutions, the Office of Health Affairs has responsibility for the budgets, academic planning and programs, health care delivery, facilities planning and construction, and personnel (both academic and non-academic) of those institutions. The Office of Health Affairs and its six health institutions share a mission of education, clinical care, research, and community service.

  • Executive Vice Chancellor of Health Affairs: Raymond S Greenberg, MD, PhD
  • Vice Chancellor and Counsel for Health Affairs: Amy Shaw Thomas, JD
  • Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation: Patricia D Hurn, PhD

Seton Healthcare Family

Construction of a new teaching hospital to replace University Medical Center Brackenridge is the job of Seton Healthcare Family. The Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas will be a teaching hospital for Dell Medical School students, while also providing residencies to graduate and postgraduate medical education. Seton has pledged to commit $245 million, and to raise another $50 million, to build the hospital.

Seton Healthcare Family sealSeton operates more than 90 clinical locations, including five major medical centers, two community hospitals, three rural hospitals, an inpatient mental health hospital, three primary care clinics for uninsured people, and several strategically located health facilities. The system offers the region’s only Level I trauma centers for adult and pediatric patients. Its insurance division works with commercial insurance companies, community physicians, and Medicaid and Medical Access programs for low-income persons to assist in the management of the region’s overall health.

Seton was home to The University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW) Medical Center’s Austin medical residency programs (programs that have since moved under the Dell Medical School umbrella), as well as the Seton/UTSW Clinical Research Institute.

The organization’s role in education, research and spiritual programming furthers Seton’s mission to improve the health of the communities it serves, with special concern for the poor and the vulnerable, as it prepares the region’s next generation of clinicians. In Fiscal Year 2011, Seton provided almost $350 million in charity care.

Seton is a member of Ascension Health, the nation’s largest not-for-profit health network.

  • President and Chief Executive Officer, Seton Healthcare Family: Jesus Garza
  • President and Chief Executive Officer, Seton Family of Hospitals and Chief Executive Officer, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas: Robert I Bonar, JR, DR HA
  • Senior Vice President, Legal Services and General Counsel: Teresa Burroff, JD
  • Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Seton Clinical Enterprise: Clay Carsner
  • President, Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas: Christann Vasquez
  • President, Academic Medicine, Research & External Affairs: Greg Hartman
  • Executive Vice President, Operations Seton Family of Hospitals: Tim LaFrey
  • Executive Vice President, Clinical Systems: Greg Sheff, MD
  • Senior Vice President of Nursing and Clinical Education Center: Yvonne VanDyke, MSN, RN
  • President and Chief Executive Officer, Clinical Enterprise: Prathibha Varkey, MD, MPH, MBA
  • Chief Quality Officer: Carol Wratten, MD, MBA, FACOG

Central Health

Central Health sealCreated by Travis County voters in 2004, Central Health (Travis County’s health care district) provides health care coverage and funding through an extensive network of health care providers that offer access to care to low-income, uninsured residents of Travis County. Central Health is primarily funded by property tax revenue and lease payments from Seton Healthcare Family for University Medical Center Brackenridge (UMCB), which Central Health owns. Seton leases the hospital from Central Health and operates it on Central Health's behalf. Central Health and Seton also are partners in creating a new organization called the Community Care Collaborative. The Collaborative is designed to transform the health care delivery system in Travis County, better coordinating services and funding for the benefit of those who most need access to health care.

Central Health will leverage the local investment in health care delivery with matching federal funds – at a rate of more than $2 federal dollars for every locally generated dollar. As part of this plan, Central Health will purchase services from the Dell Medical School for the population it serves, resulting in $35 million in annual revenue to the medical school project. Travis County voters in November 2012 approved an increase in local property taxes from 7.89 cents per $100 valuation to 12.89 cents per $100 valuation, which will be used to support numerous innovative healthcare initiatives, including the Collaborative, Dell Medical School, community-based projects and others.

  • President and CEO: Patricia Young Brown
  • Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer: Larry Wallace
  • Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer: Christie Garbe


Livestrong logo

The LIVESTRONG Foundation fights to improve the lives of people affected by cancer now. Created in 1997, the Foundation is known for providing free cancer support services and advocating for policies that improve access to care and quality of life. Known for its powerful brand – LIVESTRONG – the Foundation has become a symbol of hope and inspiration around the world. Since its inception, the Foundation has served 2.8 million people affected by the disease and raised more than $580 million to support cancer survivors.

Building upon the years-long effort to bring a world-class medical school to Central Texas, the LIVESTRONG Foundation contributed $50 million to the Dell Medical School to create the LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes, which will be an innovative enterprise designed by cancer patients and survivors to deliver patient-centered care, the best teaching practices and the greatest collaborative research to serve the cancer community.

  • President and Chief Executive Officer: Chandini Portteus
  • Chair-Elect: Candice Aaron
  • Vice Chair: Joseph C. Aragona

Huston-Tillotson University

Huston-Tillotson University logoAs an historically black institution, Huston-Tillotson University’s mission is to provide opportunities to a diverse population for academic achievement with an emphasis on academic excellence, spiritual and ethical development, civic engagement, and leadership in a nurturing environment.

Huston-Tillotson University and the Dell Medical School have partnered to create a community-based clinic that will address mental health challenges in Austin, particularly in underserved populations. The institutions plan to hire a team that will produce combined training programs, new models of care, and research to address needs in East Austin and communities with disproportionate burdens of mental illness.

  • President and Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Larry L. Earvin
  • Vice-President for Administration & Finance: Valerie Hill
  • Provost and Vice-President of Student & Academic Affairs: Dr. Archibald Vanderpuye
  • Vice-President of Institutional Advancement: Richard Oppel