Read G. Pierce, MD
Read G. Pierce, MD

Chief, Division of Hospital Medicine & Associate Chair for Faculty Development and Well-being, Dell Medical School at the University of Texas

Read G. Pierce. M.D., is an experienced clinician, healthcare leader, coach, and facilitator who enjoys fostering transformation of organizational culture and complex clinical systems. He is Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine at the Dell Medical School (DMS), and also serves as Associate Chair for Faculty Development and Wellbeing in the Department of Medicine at DMS. In these roles, he oversees a large portfolio of clinical, high-value care, experience, wellbeing, educational, and scholarly activities aligned with the DMS mission and vision to create a vital, inclusive health ecosystem.


From 2019 to 2020, Dr. Pierce served as as Vice President of Culture Transformation and Strategy at the Institute for Healthcare Excellence (IHE), and in this role worked with health systems around the country on clinical transformation, creating healthy workplace culture, and increasing performance of physicians, clinical teams, and healthcare leaders. He also helped found the Institute for Healthcare Quality, Safety, and Efficiency (IHQSE) based at University of Colorado, and from 2012 to 2020 he led organizational transformation initiatives at University of Colorado through the IHQSE, including programs focused on quality, process improvement methods, culture, teamwork, systems redesign, finance, innovation (design thinking), and leadership of change. As part of these efforts he worked with more than 80 clinical microsystems on the Anschutz Medical Campus to improve quality, patient safety, experience, costs of care, and turnover.