HCA Gulf Coast
April 07, 2023

HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake and HCA Houston Healthcare Mainland are pleased to announce the appointment of Nathan Deal, MD as chief medical officer for both hospitals and affiliated sites of care, effective April 3, 2023.

Deal most recently served as executive vice president and administrator for Ben Taub Hospital as well as the Ben Taub outpatient specialty clinic tower, part of Harris Health System. During his five years with Harris Health, he achieved significant improvements in hospital throughput and efficiency, oversaw an expansion of the emergency department and operative suites, and enhanced a number of clinical services to address community needs.

Prior to his time with Harris Health, Deal served on the medical staff of Baylor College of Medicine, first as an emergency physician, then as medical director for the Ben Taub emergency center and finally, as associate chief of operations for the department of emergency medicine.

Deal received his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Rice University in 2005 and his Doctor of Medicine from Baylor College of Medicine in 2009. He completed his residency training in emergency medicine at the University of Chicago before returning to Houston. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine and a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He has a Certificate in Healthcare Management from Rice University and is currently working towards his Master of Business Administration.

Deal previously served on the Medical Advisory Board for LifeGift, supporting organ donation throughout the state of Texas, as well as the Texas Medical Disclosure Panel. He has also served as a founding advisor for Amenity Health, a healthcare start-up re-envisioning the healthcare consumer experience.