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Chief patient safety officer and System-level associate Chief medical officer
Seton Healthcare Family
Frank Mazza, MD, received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He subsequently received his training in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Case Western Reserve University. He has practiced pulmonary and critical care medicine in Austin, Texas, for nearly 29 years. He has served on the Seton Healthcare Family Board of Trustees, as chief of staff and president of the network medical staff, medical director for respiratory care, the network’s Simulation Center and Sleep Disorders Center, and chairman of the board of Seton FamilyCare™. He has been a faculty member for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, the Joint Commission, Premier, the Scottsdale Institute, and for Ascension Health at the national level. He also holds an academic appointment as adjunct associate professor of respiratory care at Texas State University.
Currently, he serves as chief patient safety officer and system-level associate chief medical officer for the Seton Healthcare Family. Prior to that, he spent seven years serving as vice-president of medical affairs at Seton Medical Center Austin. His primary area of expertise has been in the area of clinical process improvement and patient safety, and he presently leads or has led multiple teams that have focused their efforts on standardizing care and care processes. He serves as executive sponsor of Seton’s Perinatal Safety Work Group, the work for which the Seton organization received the Joint Commission’s Codman Award in 2007, Childbirth Connection’s inaugural Maternity Quality Matters Award in 2009, the inaugural Health Care Quality Award by the Health and Human Services Department of the State of Texas in 2011, and the International Knowledge Exchange Award by the Chinese Medical Association in 2011.
He is primarily interested in conducting research on Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Disease and Sleep Medicine.