Senior Investigator
Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety
Healthcare Decision Making and Communications Program
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
Houston, Texas
Coordinating Center
National VA Quality Scholars Program
Houston, Texas
Medical Geriatrician
Geriatrics and Medical Care Line
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
Houston, Texas, United States
Vice Chair of QI & Innovations
Baylor College of Medicine
Program Director
Implementation Science & Innovations Core
Health Services Research Postdoctoral Fellowships
Department of Medicine (HSR Section)
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Health Services Research
Baylor College of Medicine
Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, United States


B.A. from University Of Texas At Austin
MD from University Of Texas Southwestern
Residency at University Of Texas Southwestern
Categorical Internal Medicine
Fellowship at University Of Texas Southwestern
Geriatric Medicine
Postdoctoral Fellowship at Yale University School Of Medicine
RWJF Clinical Scholars Program


Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine

Professional Interests

  • Quality Scholars, Multiple Morbidity, Older Adults, Shared Decision Making

Professional Statement

My expertise is in geriatric medicine and healthcare quality research. I direct a postdoctoral, quality scholars fellowship program with 10 sites across North America, training physicians and doctoral-prepared health professionals in healthcare improvement and innovation. My federally-funded research program develops and tests decision-making interventions to improve the outcomes of older adults with multiple morbid conditions. My academic responsibilities also include supervision of education and training programs in quality improvement, health care delivery and services research. Most importantly, I provide medical care for older Veterans at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center.