Chief Executive Officer
Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-Texas Medical Center
Since 2010, Paul O’Sullivan has served as the chief executive officer of the Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-Texas Medical Center, which is the first freestanding heart hospital to open in the world-renowned Texas Medical Center. In his role, he oversees operations for the 147-bed hospital, and is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the Institute to ensure growth, quality and operational excellence, as well as patient, employee and physician satisfaction. He also serves as leader for the heart and vascular service line across the Memorial Hermann Health System.
Under O’Sullivan’s leadership, the Institute opened the Center for Advanced Heart Failure in 2011 and established a comprehensive program for heart transplantation and mechanical circulatory support in the fall of 2012. In addition to his role as CEO for heart and vascular services, O’Sullivan also has administrative responsibility for International Services and Signature Suites & Services for the Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center Campus.
O’Sullivan has spent much of his career working in a range of leadership roles in hospitals throughout the Memorial Hermann Health System. Prior to being named as CEO of the Institute, he served as the chief operating officer for Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, which was recognized by Thomson Reuters in its annual 100 Top Hospitals® National Benchmarks study during his tenure. He also played an instrumental role in the $113 million expansion of the Katy Campus, while serving as administrative leader of the Orthopedic, Neuroscience, Oncology, and Heart & Vascular service lines.
Concurrent with his role at Memorial Hermann Katy, O’Sullivan served as market service line coordinator for the Southwest Market with responsibilities for orthopedics and sports medicine. He also served as an officer and board member of Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Hospital-Katy.
O’Sullivan is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and has served as an adjunct professor of management at the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University. He earned a bachelor’s in public administration from the Whittaker School of Government at the Institute of Public Administration in Ireland, and he received a master’s in economics from the University of Dublin, Trinity College.
O’Sullivan lives in Bellaire with his wife Mary and his daughter Rachel.