August 16, 2023
Dallas, TX — Alan Harmatz, MD, has been named chief medical officer of Medical City Dallas, starting August 16.
In this role, Dr. Harmatz will oversee quality, patient safety, risk management, infection prevention and medical staff services for Medical City Dallas, Medical City Children’s Hospital, Medical City Women’s Hospital Dallas, Medical City Heart Hospital and Medical City Spine Hospital.
“Alan is known for collaboratively working with physicians, nurses and colleagues to advance the quality and safety of patient care,” says Chris Mowan, CEO and president of Medical City Dallas. “His commitment to excellence will further grow our hospital’s reputation as the destination of choice in North Texas and beyond.”
Dr. Harmatz most recently served as CMO of HCA Healthcare’s Florida Brandon Hospital, where he advanced patient safety, helped grow hospital services and enhanced physician engagement.
Among his accomplishments was developing a software program that uses data and analytics to reduce medical complications — a system that is now used at HCA Healthcare hospitals across the country. He and his team also led the implementation of a comprehensive stroke program and he has extensive disaster response and recovery experience, having guided the Florida hospital through multiple hurricanes and the pandemic.
Board-certified in plastic surgery, Dr. Harmatz earned a Doctor of Medicine from New York Medical College and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Pace University in New York. He completed a general surgery residency at Maine Medical Center in Portland and a plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire.