Hole, Michael K. | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin
  • Pediatrics Internship, Harvard Medical School
  • Pediatrics Residency, Harvard Medical School
  • MBA, Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • MD, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • B.S. in Spanish and Biological Sciences, Butler University
Research Areas
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Child Poverty & Health
  • Social Policy

Michael Hole, M.D., MBA, FAAP is a physician, professor and entrepreneur at UT Austin, where he is executive director of The Impact Factory, a hub for social entrepreneurship.

Hole is a former "street doctor" for families experiencing homelessness turned hospice pediatrician. Cited 21,000+ times, he has 60+ publications on health financing, education disparities, economic mobility and more. Hole teaches public policy, community engagement and entrepreneurship to undergraduate and graduate students. He is a partner at Notley, a firm using profits from real estate, private equity and venture capital to fuel social impact.

In 2016, Forbes named Hole to America's "30 Under 30" list after he started StreetCred, a nonprofit helping low-income families build wealth while they wait in medical clinics. Alongside his students, he launched Good Apple, a grocery delivery company fighting hunger, and Early Bird, a scholarship fund for babies in poverty. Amid COVID-19, he co-founded Main Street Relief, a nonprofit helping small businesses survive economic crises. Hole runs Hoosier & Company, a social impact consulting firm.

Hole began his career as a case manager fighting child trafficking and domestic violence in Middle America before leading campaigns to help fund an elementary school in post-conflict Uganda and an orphanage for abandoned children with disabilities in post-earthquake Haiti.

A first-generation college graduate from rural Indiana, Hole earned his M.D. and MBA from Stanford and completed pediatrics residency at Harvard. Hole received a B.S. in Spanish and biological sciences from Butler University, where he was top student and now serves on the board of trustees.

In 2019, Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush named Hole a Presidential Leadership Scholar. He is a member of Mensa, former Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum and term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Hole lives in Austin with his wife and daughter.


NewsJuly 1, 2021
UT health policy expert and pediatrician Dr. Michael Hole joins Council on Foreign Relations

Michael Hole, founder and executive director of The Impact Factory at The University of Texas at Austin, was recently named a Stephen M. Kellen Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Hole is an assistant professor of pediatrics, population health and public policy at Dell Medical School and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. 

Read More
Media MentionFebruary 11, 2021
Local doctor's new initiative aims to improve health among vulnerable

Dr. Michael Hole joins Dave Froehlich to talk about his new initiative to hep improve the health and prosperity of vulnerable populations.

Read More
Media MentionFebruary 2, 2021
Dell Medical School assistant professor develops The Impact Factory, aims to alleviate long-standing social issues

The Impact Factory is an organization that promotes civic innovation, entrepreneurship, service and learning at UT and was founded by Michael Hole, a Dell Medical School and Lyndon B. Johnson School faculty member. The initiative aims to alleviate prominent social justice issues using cross-sector collaboration among different departments at UT as well as businesses from across the country.

Read More