Samson Jesudass, MD

JesudassChief Clinical Officer, Ascension’s Texas Ministry

Dr. Samson Jesudass returned to Central Texas in July 2015 to co-lead formation of the Texas Regional Clinically Integrated System of Care and focus on the quality and experience of care and services by using evidence-based best practices to improve healthcare delivery.

He previously was clinical leader for Ascension Physician Services and senior vice president, Clinical Holdings. Ascension Seton is a member of Ascension, the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system. Ascension’s Texas Ministry Market includes Ascension Seton and Ascension Providence Healthcare Network in Waco.

Dr. Jesudass’ role at Ascension was establishing the foundation for the Ascension Medical group by rolling out the single practice management and electronic medical records (EMR) platform across the country with Ascension Physician Services and the Physician Enterprise.

As co-lead of the Texas Clinically Integrated System, Dr. Jesudass will pursue collaboration between private practice and employed physicians, as well as other caregivers and administrators. The system will serve patients by collecting and sharing data among physicians, hospitals and other participants in the continuum of care, and develop clinical initiatives that improve clinical performance, reduce unnecessary services and support high-cost and high-risk patients.

He also will ensure that Ascension Seton’s physician strategies align with those of Ascension Seton’s partners at Dell Medical School at The University of Texas.

Dr. Jesudass has been a member of the Ascension Seton family since 1997, serving in many roles. He was president and CEO of Ascension Seton Clinical Enterprise and Physician Enterprise, and the first physician leader in that role at Ascension Seton. He has also served as the medical director and vice president of Medical Affairs at Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin; medical director of the Paul Bass Clinics; and chief of staff and medical director at Ascension Seton Edgar B. Davis in Luling, as well as the leader for the Chronic Care Clinics at Ascension Seton.

He completed his internal medicine residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, where he was chief resident and selected as the Best Teaching Resident from the five Texas Tech Medical Schools and residency program campuses. He holds an MBA from the University Of Texas at Dallas.

He was born in Bangalore, India, and studied at the Christian Medical College, Vellore. His interests include helping staff to find meaning and rejuvenation at work and helping to improve the patient experience.