Medical City Fort Worth
October 19, 2022

Fort Worth, TX – Bret Burton, MD, has been named chief medical officer for Medical City Fort Worth.

With more than 30 years of experience, Dr. Burton most recently served as the chief medical officer for Rio Grande Regional Hospital, an HCA Healthcare-affiliated hospital in south Texas. While there, he led staff in navigating the COVID-19 pandemic and was instrumental in ensuring the community hospital’s quality scores remained among the top quartile of the company.

He previously served as a physician in the U.S. Air Force for 25 years, which included roles as chief of quality, patient safety and multiple chief medical officer positions.

“Dr. Burton has a proven record of physician and clinical staff leadership with a dedication to providing superior and compassionate patient-centered care,” says Ben Coogan, chief executive officer of Medical City Fort Worth. “I am confident his experience with physicians, clinical operations and quality management will help drive Medical City Fort Worth to the next level of healthcare excellence.”

Dr. Burton is a board-certified pediatrician. He earned his medical degree from The University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio and holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts.