Andrew Masica, MD, MSCI, SFHM, serves as the Chief Medical Officer for Texas Health Resources (Texas Health), a nonprofit health system that cares for more patients in North Texas than any other provider. Dr. Masica has extensive experience leading system-level initiatives in clinical quality improvement and safety within large, integrated delivery organizations. He maintained an active practice in hospital-based internal medicine for nearly twenty years.
Dr. Masica's current operational responsibilities as the senior physician executive for Texas Health are focused on deployment of evidence-based practices into daily patient care and reduction of non-beneficial clinical variability as a driver of quality and safety across the care continuum. He also has system level oversight of Texas Health’s clinical service line programs, research, the organization’s growing GME platform, and academic collaborations (including a broad academic affiliation agreement with the University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center), as well as medical staff affairs.
Dr. Masica’s primary research interests are in the areas of health systems science and patient safety. He has received funding as a principal or co-investigator on studies funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (including a grant under the Partnerships in Implementing Patient Safety II program), the National Institutes of Health, PCORI, and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.
Dr. Masica recently completed terms as a member of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality National Advisory Council and as a section editor for the Journal of Hospital Medicine. He has been designated as a Senior Fellow by the Society of Hospital Medicine and was previously recognized as the Young Healthcare Executive of the Year by the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council.
Following an undergraduate degree at Harvard, Dr. Masica received his M.D. from the Indiana University School of Medicine, underwent residency training in internal medicine at University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center, and completed a clinical pharmacology research fellowship and a Master of Clinical Investigation program at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Prior to coming to Texas Health, he held positions within the Ascension Health and Baylor Scott & White Health systems.