August 24, 2020
Houston, TX - HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division has named Augusto Sepulveda, M.D., MPH, FACP, as its associate chief medical officer, effective Sept. 8, 2020.
Sepulveda has been the chief medical officer for HCA Houston Healthcare Northwest since January 2018 and HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball since March of this year.
As the associate chief medical officer, he will work with the chief medical officer of the organization, Mujtaba Ali-Khan, D.O., as the overseer for clinical quality, safety, and high reliability across HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division's 16 hospitals. He will assist Dr. Ali-Khan in advancing HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division's uncompromising commitment to quality care, patient safety and medical technology, and the development of programs that further cultivate quality improvement.
"Augusto has a proven record of institutional outcomes and quality initiatives," said Ali-Khan, HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division Chief Medical Officer. "He has experience as a multi-facility physician and has held clinical internal medicine, academic medicine, and healthcare leadership roles for more than two decades. He also has a strong track record of accountability, responsibility, and productivity by achieving physician engagement and buy-in and has demonstrated an excellent team-based approach to maximize resources and deliver outcomes while being compassionate, approachable, and collegiate. I look forward to working with him very much."
A native of Puerto Rico, Sepulveda was the senior vice president, chief medical officer, and chief medical information officer at Medical Center Health System in Odessa before joining the HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division. He taught at the Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Puerto Rico, where he received his medical degree in 1997, for 12 years. He also completed a residency in internal medicine at the Damas Hospital in Puerto Rico and earned a master's degree in public health from the Ponce Health Sciences University in 2011. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the American Medical Informatics Association, ALPHA OMEGA ALPHA Medical Honor Society and the American Medical Association. He is also a fellow in the American College of Physicians.