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Brian Dean, MBA, MPH

Brian Dean

Executive Vice President, Health Affairs, UTHealth Houston


Brian Dean, MBA, MPH, is executive vice president for health affairs at UTHealth Houston. He was appointed to the position in March 2024.

Dean joins the university’s clinical and administrative leadership in further developing UTHealth Houston’s health care platform — with a focus on strategic growth of its clinical footprint and infrastructure and ensuring that delivery models are responsive to the needs of local communities and patients from across the globe.

Dean has more than 25 years of experience leading health systems across the country. Through the course of his career, he has held top executive positions with Sutter Health in California, Jackson Health System and University Community Health in Florida, and the University of Kentucky’s Chandler Hospital. He also spent seven years as a leader within the Memorial Hermann Health System — including as chief executive officer of the Texas Medical Center campus, executive vice president for academic affairs and service lines, and as chief financial officer for the system.

Dean earned his Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Public Health in health administration, both from the University of Kentucky, and received his Master of Business Administration from the University of Miami.