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2018 Texas Healthcare Innovation Forum

February 2, 2018

Driven by the Texas Medical Center and led by over seventy members of the Governing Board, the Texas Healthcare Innovation Forum will be held at the Houston Marriott Marquis on February 2nd, 2018. Leaders from across Texas and beyond will see world-class speakers and content to drive and improve the quality of patient care. With the opportunity to collaborate with over 100 CEO’s, CMO’s & CNO’s we know this an event you won’t want to miss. We hope you are able to join us in this opportunity to make a difference in one of America’s most important industries.





Dr. Marc Boom 
President & CEO
Houston Methodist

Dr. David L. Callender
Univ. Of Texas Medical
Galveston Branch

Michael Covert 
President & CEO
CHI St. Luke’s Health

Dr. Mauro Ferrari   
President & CEO
Houston Methodist Research Institute
Houston Methodist

Dr. Bernard Harris   
Advisory Board Member
Texas Medical Center

Dr. Renu Khator
Chancellor, University of Houston System;
President, University of Houston
University of Houston System

Dr. Mark W. Kline
Texas Children’s Hospital

Dr. Paul Klotman
President, CEO, & Executive Dean 
Baylor College of Medicine

George Masi
President & CEO Harris Health System
(Harris County Hospital District)

William McKeon
President & CEO
Texas Medical Center

Gay Nord
President CHI St Luke’s Health
Baylor St Luke’s Medical Center

Dr. George H. Perkins
Chief Medical Officer University of Texas M.D.
Anderson Cancer Center

Dr. Robert Phillips 
Chief Medical Officer 
Houston Methodist

Charles Stokes
President & CEO; VP & COO
Memorial Hermann Health System


Organization NamePrefixFirst NameLast NameTitle
Baptist Health System - San Antonio TXCharlesMonneyRegional Director, Infection Prevention
Baylor College of MedicineDr.MayerAl MohajerChair, Infection Control Committee; Medical Director of CASE at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center
Baylor College of MedicineDr.RobertAtmarProfessor and Interim Chief, Section of Infectious Diseases
Baylor College of MedicineDr.James T.McDeavittChief Clinical Integration Officer; Dean of Clinical Affairs & SVP Strategy/Growth (BCM)
Baylor College of MedicineDr.MariaRodriguez-BarradasProfessor, Medicine-Infectious Disease
Baylor College of MedicineDr.Thomas M.WheelerChairman, Department of Pathology and Immunology
Baylor College of MedicineDr.LailaWoc-ColburnMedical Director, Baylor Medicine Infectious Disease Group
Baylor Scott & White - Central TexasJaniceWalkerSenior Vice President, Chief Nursing Executive
Baylor Scott & White HealthDr.DavidBallardPresident, STEEEP Global Institute & Chief Quality Officer, Baylor Scott & White Health
Baylor Scott & White HealthDr.RobertProbeExecutive Vice President, Chief Medical Officer
Baylor University Medical Center at DallasDr.JamesFleshmanChairman, Department of Surgery
CHI St Luke's HealthDebraRockmanTexas Division Director of Quality
CHI St Luke's HealthLorieShoemakerSVP & Chief Nursing Officer
CHI St Luke's HealthDr.Barry J.ZeluffAssociate Chief of Medicine
Children's HealthDr.RobertFogliaSurgeon-in-Chief
CHRISTUS HealthDebiPasleySenior Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer
CHRISTUS Health Children's Hospital San AntonioRhondaThompsonChief Nursing Officer at CHRISTUS Health Children's Hospital of San Antonio
Harris Health System (Harris County Hospital District)Dr.ParikshetBabberExecutive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Harris Health System (Harris County Hospital District)DebraCaswellInfection Prevention Director
Harris Health System (Harris County Hospital District)Dr.ElizabethGreenleeVP
Harris Health System (Harris County Hospital District)MaureenPadillaSenior Vice President & Chief Nurse Executive
HCA HealthcareDr.EdwardSeptimusMedical Director Infection Prevention and Epidemiology Clinical Services Group
HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast DivisionErinErbVice President of Quality and Patient Safety
HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast DivisionKelliNationsChief Nurse Executive
Houston MethodistLiisaOrtegonSenior Vice President of Operations, Chief Nursing Executive
Houston MethodistMarkVassalloVice President, Quality Operations
Houston Methodist HospitalDr.BarbaraBassChair, Surgery; Executive Director, Houston MITIE; President Elect, American College of Surgeons
Houston Methodist HospitalDr.Brian J.MilesMedical Director of Robotic Surgery
Lyndon B. Johnson HospitalNatalieAneneInfection Prevention Manager Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital
Medical City HealthcareJenniferReederVice President of Clinical Excellence
Memorial Hermann Health SystemDr.KhalidAlmoosaRegional Chief Medical Officer
Memorial Hermann Health SystemDr.MichaelShabotSystem Chief Medical Officer
Memorial Hermann Northeast HospitalDr.ChristopherLanganChief Medical Officer
Michael E. Debakey Veterans Affairs Medical CenterFranciscoVazquezMedical Center Director
OU MedicineDr.Michael L.TalbertChief of Pathology Services
Parkland Health and Hospital SystemDr.PranaviSreeramojuChief of Infection Prevention; Associate Professor of Medicine-Infectious Disease
Scott & White Medical Center - TempleDr.HarryPapaconstantinouChairman - Department of Surgery
Seton Healthcare FamilyDr.KristiHendersonVice President, Innovation and Virtual Care, Ascension's Texas Ministry
Seton Healthcare FamilyDr.SamsonJesudassChief Clinical Officer, Ascension's Texas Ministry
St. John Health SystemPamelaKiserVice President, Chief Nurse Executive
Texas Children's HospitalDr.AngeloGiardinoSenior Vice President/Chief Quality Officer
Texas Children's HospitalDr.Laura A.MonsonChief Quality and Safety Officer - Department of Surgery; Co-Director, Craniofacial Clinic
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital DallasDr.ColeEdmonsonChief Nursing Officer
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital PlanoJoshFlorenPresident
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital PlanoDr.Stephen K.HadzimaChief Medical Officer
The University of Texas Health Science Center at HoustonDr.GiuseppeColasurdoPresident
The University of Texas Health Science Center at HoustonDr.LuisOstrosky-ZeichnerProfessor and Vice Chairman of Medicine for Healthcare Quality
University Health SystemDr.TommyeAustinSenior Vice President & Chief Nursing Executive
University of Houston SystemDr.Kevin W.GareyChair, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research
University of Houston SystemDr.LamarPritchardDean, UH College of Pharmacy
University of New Mexico HospitalsDr.MichaelRichardsVice Chancellor of Clinical Affairs; Executive Physician-in-Chief
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer CenterDr.RoyChemalyProfessor, Department of Infectious Disease
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer CenterLindaGravissInfection Prevention Manager
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer CenterDr.Jeffrey E.LeeChair, Surgical Oncology
University Of Texas Medical Branch GalvestonDavidMarshallVice President and Chief Nursing & Patient Care Services Officer
University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At DallasDr.MackMitchellVice President Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer
University of Texas SystemDr.Beth-LynnMaxwellChief Health Research Officer
Willis - Knighton Health SystemJames K.ElrodPresident and Chief Executive Officer
Willis - Knighton Health SystemLisaStamperInfection Prevention Director


2018 Texas Healthcare Innovative Forum
The Governing Board is hard at work building the agenda. Expect to see the agenda completed by November 15th.

The Governing Board is reviewing nominated sponsors and selecting the industry-leading partners that they will be inviting to participate.  For sponsorship inquiries please contact us.

TITLE Sponsors

Only four Title Sponsors will be invited to participate. For details about sponsorship please contact us.

 PREMIUM Sponsors

Only four Premium Sponsors will be invited to participate.  For details about sponsorship please contact us.


Only 12 Supporting Sponsors will be invited to participate.  For details about sponsorship please contact us.


February 2, 2018


Attending a Healthcare Innovation Forum
enables you to benefit from a timely, valuable
peer-to-peer exchange, guided by esteemed
CEO’s, chief medical officers, chief surgeons
and department heads from America’s leading
hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers – not
an event company, vendor or association with
their own agenda. Register today or contact us
to learn more.