Alejandro ("Alex") Arroliga MD, MSc, FCCP, FACP
Chief Medical Officer
Baylor Scott & White Health
Alex Arroliga, MD is chief medical officer at Baylor Scott & White Health, the largest not-for-profit health system in Texas. The integrated delivery network includes 49,000 employees, 52 hospitals, 7,500 affiliated physicians, more than 1,100 access points, Scott and White Health Plan, Baylor Scott & White Research Institute and one of the nation’s largest accountable care organizations, Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance.
In his role, Dr. Arroliga is responsible for the development and implementation of physician and hospital strategies to advance clinical excellence and provide safe, quality care. He has primary accountability for clinical excellence, quality initiatives and physician leadership development. He also plays a leading role in the System’s robust research and academic efforts.
An internationally recognized authority in the management of lung diseases and critical care medicine, Dr. Arroliga previously served as chair of Scott & White Healthcare’s department of medicine. During a 13-year career at the Cleveland Clinic, he held multiple roles, culminating in seven years as head of critical care medicine. His board experience includes service on Baylor Scott & White Holdings Board of Trustees and as chair of Scott & White Clinic Board of Directors.
Dr. Arroliga received his medical doctorate from Veracruzana University, in Veracruz, Mexico. He completed his medical residency at Coney Island Hospital in Brooklyn, New York, and a pulmonary and critical care fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine. In addition, Dr. Arroliga received a master’s degree in positive organization development and change from Case Western Reserve University.