Dr. David P. Huston, MD, Senior Advisory Consultant
Dr. David Huston, MD, serves as Senior Advisory Consultant to Harris Search Associates on academic medicine assignments providing insight, national relationships, and vetting of candidates on behalf of client institution committees and our firm.
David has most recently served as Vice Dean of the Texas A&M University Health Science Center College of Medicine, Director for the Clinical Science and Translational Research (CST*R) Institute, and Professor of Medicine and of Microbial and Molecular Pathogenesis since 2008.
From 1980 to 2008, David was on the faculty at Baylor College of Medicine, where he advanced to Professor of Medicine and Immunology, held the Cullen Chair in Immunology, directed a continuously-funded independent research laboratory, and held numerous leadership positions in both the medical and graduate school programs.
In 2008, he was recruited to Texas A&M to lead the development of College of Medicine academic programs for the Texas A&M Health Science Center-Houston Campus in the Texas Medical Center, and to lead the development of a Texas A&M System-wide Clinical Science and Translational Research Institute.
Dr. Huston’s experience at Baylor College of Medicine in the complex, urban and multi-institutional Texas Medical Center and his work across the multi-campus, large land-grant state institution of Texas A&M, have equipped him well to advise on leadership and administration of medical and other health-related organizations.
David received his M.D. from Wake Forest University’s Bowman Gray School of Medicine, and was honored to receive the Wake Forest University School of Medicine Medical Alumni Association’s Distinguished Achievement Award in 1998. He trained in internal medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, and served as chief medical resident and beginning his research training in Immunology. Fellowships include Rheumatology and in Allergy & Immunology at the National Institutes of Health. Upon completion of the fellowships, David was recruited to Baylor College of Medicine.