Christopher McLarty, D.N.P., APRN, NP-BC, currently serves as the Chief Nursing Officer for Ambulatory Services at UT Southwestern.

Dr. McLarty completed his undergraduate studies at the City Colleges of Chicago before completing a master’s degree in nursing with a concentration as an acute care and emergency nurse practitioner. He then earned his Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at Arizona State University, during which he examined the implications of integrating nurse practitioners into a previously physician-exclusive academic emergency department. 

During his career, Dr. McLarty has taken on roles in emergency services, multi-site clinical operations, and health system leadership. He currently serves as co-chair for the Advancing Practice Committee of Texas Team, is on both the Acute Care Advisory Board and the Practice Committee for Texas Nurse Practitioners, and is on the Membership Committee for the American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners. 

Dr. McLarty is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Advanced Practice Provider Executives, and the Texas Organization of Nurse Executives.

Education & Training
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Loyola University Chicago ( 2011)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice - Arizona State University ( 2014)