Texas Heart Institute is Proud to Name Howard K. Schramm to the Leadership Team

HOUSTON, TEXAS (June 7, 2019) – The Texas Heart Institute (THI) has named Howard K. Schramm as Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). As CAO, he will be the lead administrative liaison between Texas Heart Institute and its affiliated entities in executing key business development initiatives. In that role, he will work closely with the leadership teams of THI’s clinical and academic affiliates.

Howard brings more than two decades of experience in health-care finance, corporate finance and health-care operations. His strong interpersonal skills have contributed to the success of many strategic initiatives working with both internal and external constituencies.

Howard served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System from 2002 to 2007 and was a member of the senior management team responsible for a $1 billion revenue health-care system. In this role, he financed and assisted in the construction and opening of two new hospitals and the Texas Heart Institute, Denton A. Cooley Building. He also served as a member of the executive committee of Kelsey Seybold Clinic, a 300-member private physician group in Houston.

Prior to entering the health-care business community, he was Managing Director of JP Morgan/Chase. He was a member of the Executive and Management Committees in Texas, responsible for investment banking and lending activities for large corporate clients in Texas and the Southwest.

Howard graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and earned a Masters of Business Administration in Finance at the University of Houston, where he served as an adjunct professor in the Department of Finance for ten semesters. His past board service includes the Board of Directors of The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR), The Society for the Performing Arts – Houston, Harris County Psychiatric Board, and JP Morgan/Chase Bank of San Antonio.

“The board is enthusiastic about Mr. Schramm joining our leadership team and we are certain his expertise and guidance will continue to ensure a solid trajectory of growth as we build new infrastructure and capabilities in pursuit of our mission,” said Eric Wade, Texas Heart Institute Board Chair.



About Texas Heart Institute
The Texas Heart Institute (THI), founded by world-renowned cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Denton A. Cooley in 1962, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the devastating toll of cardiovascular disease through innovative and progressive programs in research, education and improved patient care. More information about THI (@Texas_Heart) is available at www.texasheart.org.


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