Dr. Tien Ko
Dr. Tien Ko

Dr. Tien Ko, the Jack H. Mayfield, MD, Distinguished Professor;  vice chair, Harris Health System in the Department of Surgery;  and chief of surgery at Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital, has been elected chair of the Medical Executive Board of Harris Health System.

As the chair, he will represent the medical staff of Harris Health System at the monthly Medical Executive Board meetings and at the Harris Health Board of Managers meetings to discuss issues such as medical staff credentialing, quality improvement, and physician satisfaction.

In addition, he will serve as a member of the Peer Review Committee, the Sentinel Event Committee, the Interdisciplinary Clinical Committee (ICC), Clinical Policy Approval meeting, the Quality Governance Council, and the By-laws Committee.

For the past two years, Ko served as the chair of the By-laws Committee and as the vice chair of the Medical Executive Board.  He presently serves on numerous committees at LBJ, including the Operative Room Committee and Executive Committee and on the Cancer Committee and Patient Access Committee of Harris Health.

Harris Health System includes 16 community health centers, seven school-based clinics, a dental center and dialysis center, mobile health units, a rehabilitation and specialty hospital, and two full-service hospitals, Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital and Ben Taub Hospital. LBJ General Hospital is one of the Medical School’s primary teaching hospitals.