Michael Hole, MD
Hole is a physician, professor, researcher, and entrepreneur at the University of Texas at Austin, where he is joint faculty at Dell Medical School and the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Dr. Hole is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Population Health, and Public Policy, as well as Director of Social Entrepreneurship for Texas Health CoLab, a university hub for innovation. He teaches business and US public policy to graduate students, and he is a pediatrician onboard Children’s Health Express, a mobile clinic serving Austin’s highest-risk families and street youths.
Dr. Hole started his career in social services focused on child trafficking before founding two international development campaigns, which helped fund a primary school in Uganda; an orphanage for disabled children abandoned during Haiti’s 2010 earthquake; and a new food product for malnourished youths globally. He is Co-Founder and Co-Director at StreetCred, a national nonprofit helping low-income families file taxes, build wealth, and apply for basic resources in pediatricians’ waiting rooms, which placed him on Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 list.
Dr. Hole, a first-generation college graduate, was the top student at Butler University before earning an MD and MBA from Stanford University with concentrations in public management, community health, and social innovation. He completed pediatrics residency at Harvard Medical School and joined the Board of Directors at Texas Health Institute in 2018.