Vice President, Medical Affairs
University Medical Center Brackenridge
Dr. Tom Caven graduated summa cum laude from The University of Texas at Austin, BA Plan II Honors Program. He received his medical degree from The University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio, where he was an AOA. graduate. Post-graduate training followed at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas (affiliated with UT Southwestern), and he also served as chief resident. In 1983, he began a private practice in Family Medicine in Austin and, in 1989, he joined Austin Diagnostic Clinic where he served on the Board of Directors. He was a founding member of Travis Physician Associates in 1994, helping develop it into a large primary care group that merged with a Seton-based primary care group to form Seton Health Partners in 1998.
Since 2001, he has been vice president of Medical Affairs and medical director at University Medical Center Brackenridge Hospital. He also serves as the vice president for Seton Clinical Research and, in this capacity, supports clinical research activities throughout the Seton Network. Additionally he chairs the board of the Seton Medical Group, a 501a corporation and is the physician member of the Seton Network Risk Assessment Committee, performing risk assessment and medico-legal analysis.
He serves on the External Advisory Committee of the UT School of Biomedical Engineering and was a charter member of the Texas Human Rehabilitation Consortium, a multi-institutional collaborative between UT Austin, The University of Texas Medical Branch, the Seton Healthcare Network and others.