Texas Medical Center
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center CEO Craig Cordola
Craig Cordola is the chief executive officer of the renowned Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center Campus and associate dean for Hospital Affairs at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School. In his role, he oversees the operations of the hospital and is responsible for the strategic direction for services across the entire Texas Medical Center Campus, including the collaborative relationship with UTHealth.
Prior to taking on his current role, Craig was the chief executive officer of Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, a distinguished healthcare provider of children’s and women’s services in the Texas Medical Center. In his role, he directed the operations of the hospital and was responsible for the strategic direction of children’s services throughout the Memorial Hermann Health System.
Craig also worked as the assistant vice president of operations for Children’s Memorial Hermann and
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, where he provided leadership support for children’s, women’s, volunteer, chaplaincy, and food and nutrition services.
Throughout his career, he has served in a diverse range of management positions for a variety of institutions such as Texas Children’s Pediatric Associates, an affiliate of Texas Children’s Hospital; Avanti Health Systems, a primary care medical group; and Physicians Trust, Inc., a musculoskeletal practice management company.
Craig graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a degree in psychology and continued his studies at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, where he earned a Masters degree in Healthcare Administration and a Masters degree in Business Administration.
Craig is a board member of various organizations including University Health System Consortium (UHC). In addition, he serves on a number of local not-for-profit boards for organizations such as the Immunization Partnership and Children at Risk. In 2013, Craig was recognized by Becker's Hospital Review and was named in their annual list of 130 Nonprofit Hospital and Health System CEOs to Know.
Craig is a private pilot and enjoys cycling and photography. He is married to his wife Allison and has two children – his son Benjamin and daughter Emma.