Seton Leadership Team Frank Mazza, MD

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imageAssociate Chief Medical Officer and
Vice President for Physician Leadership Alignment
Seton Family of Hospitals

Frank Mazza, MD, leads programmatic development, implementation & operation of knowledge-based systems and processes for physicians. Previously, he served as Chief Patient Safety Officer, where he led organization-wide clinical quality and patient safety initiatives that have been recognized nationally for innovation.

He also previously served as Vice President for Medical Affairs at Seton Medical Center Austin; Chief of Staff and President of the Network Medical Staff; Medical Director for Seton's Sleep Disorders Center; Chairman of the Board of Seton FamilyCare; and as a member of Seton's Board of Trustees. He continues in the roles of Network Medical Director for Respiratory Care and for Seton's Simulation Center. Currently, he chairs Ascension Health's High Reliability Steering Committee and the Seton Clinical Enterprise Quality Committee and is a member of Ascension's national Clinical Excellence Committee.

Dr. Mazza received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine. He subsequently received his training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in the hospital system of Case Western Reserve University. He has practiced Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in Austin for 30 years and continues to do so part-time.

Dr. Mazza has also been a faculty member for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, The Joint Commission, Premier, the Scottsdale Institute and for Ascension Health at the national level. He holds academic appointments at UT Southwestern Medical School, UT Medical Branch and Texas State University. Recently, he was named as a Knight of Malta, a 900 year-old sovereign military order of Hospitallers, first formed to protect travelers on pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

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