Thao Tran, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer and Chief Quality Officer
Chief Medical Officer and Chief Quality Officer of Provider Network Solutions
Medical Director for the Rehabilitation Unit at Memorial Hermann Hospital
Medical Director for the Baptist Center for Spine Care at Baptist Hospital
Medical Director of Keiser University’s Graduate School Physician Assistant Program
Chief Medical Director at Yiling US
On the Board of Directors of the Health Foundation of South Florida
Degree in Chemical Engineering from California Polytechnic University
Medical Degree from the University of Minnesota
Master of Public Health and Healthcare Policy from Loyola University
Thao Tran, MD, MPH is a physician and healthcare executive with a wide range of operational experience in the academic, clinical, and public healthcare sectors. Dr. Tran strategically aims to establish comprehensive, innovative, and integrated health care services and programs that demonstrate quality outcomes and offer cost-effective strategies.
Dr. Tran earned her Medical Degree from the University of Minnesota. She holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from California Polytechnic University and a Master of Public Health and Healthcare Policy from Loyola University. Dr. Tran has practiced medicine in an academic setting for over 15 years and has assisted higher education institutions and healthcare entities with federal and state regulatory compliance, legal issues, revenue cycle management, patient safety, and quality outcomes.
Her vast knowledge of healthcare, operational expertise, and innovative approach have allowed for the establishment of numerous successful programs. During her tenure as Section Chief for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at The Methodist Hospital, she established the academic department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for Weill Cornell Medical College. She also developed a comprehensive spine center integrating rehabilitation, orthopedic, and neurosurgery service lines to provide comprehensive and holistic care that improved patient outcomes.
While at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, Texas, Dr. Tran served as the Medical Director for the Rehabilitation Unit within the Level I trauma hospital. In this role, she incorporated comprehensive rehabilitation services into acute care programs and clinical pathways that effectively transition patients through the continuum of post-acute care with quality patient outcomes and effectively reduced overall costs.
Dr. Tran understands the need to provide integrated and custom care for all patients. As Medical Director for the Baptist Center for Spine Care at Baptist Hospital of Miami, she provided leadership to institute a multidisciplinary spine clinic. Dr. Tran developed a clinical pathway for spine care, established clinical measurements, and implemented nationally recognized best practices for benchmarking.
Dr. Tran also served as the Medical Director of Keiser University’s Graduate School Physician Assistant Program in the last nine years. Understanding the need for a shift in health service delivery, she worked with Keiser to develop and implement forward-thinking education for future front-line healthcare providers.
Dr. Tran serves as the Chief Medical and Quality Officer for Provider Network Solution. In this role, she oversees utilization management and medical economics. She creates innovative care delivery and business models for primary care providers and sub-delegated specialties for various health plans and MSOs.
Dr. Tran has devoted time in the last few years to working in the public sector as a member of the Board of Directors of the Health Foundation South Florida to improve the quality of life and health and wellness indicators for Miami Dade County. She dedicated her time as the past Board Chairwoman for Health Foundation of South Florida, responsible for leading the organization in new strategic visions and innovative impact investment. Currently, she is serving as Chairwoman for Community Advisory Board of PathWell at NOVA Southeastern University. Partnership Advancing Equitable Access to Health and Wellbeing (PATHWell) at Nova Southeastern University’s Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine (NSU MD) will aim to create a national model for studying, integrating, disseminating, and measuring the causes and impacts of health inequities in underserved communities.