Christopher Madden, M.D., was named Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, UT Southwestern Medical Group in July 2019. He is responsible for the Medical Group’s clinical practice and clinical administrative functions at all sites of service, including UT Southwestern Hospitals and Clinics, Parkland Health & Hospital System, Children’s Health, the Veterans Affairs North Texas Health Care System, and all UTSW clinically affiliated partners.

Dr. Madden guides the overall direction of the Medical Group, including patient care, the development of strategic and marketing priorities, physician contracting, and financial performance. Dr. Madden works with Clinical Department Chairs to ensure that clinical activities at all sites of service are synergistic with UT Southwestern missions and priorities. In addition, Dr. Madden continues to build relationships with our affiliated partner institutions.

He previously served as interim Director of the Peter O’Donnell Brain Institute, as Chief Medical Officer for Parkland Health & Hospital System, and as Associate Vice President for Parkland Affairs.

Dr. Madden completed his residency at Ohio State University and a fellowship in skull base surgery at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, England. He earned his medical degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.

Education & Training
  • Medical School - UT Hlth Sci Cntr San Antonio (1991-1995)
  • Internship - Ohio State University Hospital (1995-1996), General Surgery
  • Residency - Ohio State University Hospital (1996-2001), Neurological Surgery
  • Fellowship - Addenbrook's Hospital (2001-2002), Neurological Surgery
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Neurocritical Care Society
Honors & Awards
  • Lawrence J. Mervis Faculty Teaching Award 2003, Ohio State University Division of Neurosurgery
Books & Publications
  • Neurotrauma
  • Skull base surgery
  • Spinal neurosurgery
  • Surgery for epilepsy
  • Vascular neurosurgery

Clinical Focus

  • Surgery for Brain Tumors
  • Neurosurgical Disorders

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