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Stephen J. Spann, M.D., M.B.A.


Vice President for Medical Affairs and Founding Dean of the Tilman J. Fertitta College of Medicine

Dr. Stephen J. Spann, a family physician leader, educator and researcher, is the founding dean of the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine and vice-president for Medical Affairs at the University of Houston. Spann has dedicated his career to improving health and health care around the world by training future health care professionals, contributing to the scientific knowledge base of primary care and by leading medical school faculty, physician medical groups and hospital staff to practice high-quality, evidence-based family medicine.

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We have to improve health care, and therefore health, for our communities. We have to learn how to harness data and use it to improve overall outcomes. We have to learn how to take the resources we already have and learn how to use them more effectively. The real opportunity we see: we can improve the way we deliver health care so that patients are healthier. That is why I am here at the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine.