Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs and Service Lines
Memorial Hermann Health System
Brian Dean serves as Senior Vice President and Memorial Hermann
Regional President-Central Region with overall responsibility
for Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (TMC), Children’s
Memorial Hermann Hospital, Memorial Hermann Orthopedic &
Spine Hospital, the Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-
TMC and the Memorial Hermann Mischer Neuroscience Institute at
the TMC. The 1,098-bed Campus provides exceptional care in the
areas of trauma, heart, neuroscience, orthopedics, women’s health,
general surgery, organ transplantation, oncology and more. As a certified Level I trauma center at
Memorial Hermann-TMC and Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, the Campus is home to the
Red Duke Trauma Institute and provides 24-hour emergency and trauma care. In 1976, the hospital
established Memorial Hermann Life Flight® — the first air ambulance service in Texas — which
currently performs more than 3,000 annual missions with a fleet of six state-of-the-art helicopters.
Previously, Dean served as Chief Executive Officer for Memorial Hermann-TMC as well as Chief
Financial Officer for the Campus, contributing significantly to the Campus’ operational and
strategic performance through the optimization of financial outcomes and the improvement of
Before joining Memorial Hermann, Dean held leadership roles at healthcare systems across the
South, including: Jackson Health System in Miami, where he was Senior Vice President of Finance
and also served as CEO of their Health Plan; University Community Health in Tampa; and the
University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center in Lexington.
He was named one of the South Florida Business Journal’s “Power Leaders in Health Care” in 2012
and was listed among the Houston Business Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40” in 2016. Dean is currently
a member of several organizations including the American College of Healthcare Executives, the
United Health Consortium (UHC) and the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
Dean earned his Bachelor of Health Science and Master’s of Public Health in Health Administration,
both from the University of Kentucky, and later received his Master’s of Business Administration
from the University of Miami.