Gabriel Hernandez, MBA, CPA

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Academic Enterprise | (409) 747-2148

Gabe Hernandez is the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Academic Enterprise at University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and is a member of the Academic Enterprise (AE) management team.  He reports to Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, and works closely with the Executive Vice President, Provost and Dean of the John Sealy School of Medicine; Dean of the School of Nursing; Dean of the School of Health Professions; Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; Dean of the School of Public and Population Health; the Senior Vice President and Chief Physician Executive, and other AE leaders to assure optimal financial results for the Academic Enterprise. 

Gabe provides overall financial and budgetary leadership, recommending or approving the allocation of resources, optimizing strategic investments and fostering the financial health of the Academic Enterprise which includes strategic financial planning, financial reporting, entity decision support, operations analysis, budget execution, business plan development, operating funds management and benchmarking in conjunction with the Institutional Chief Business and Financial Officer, VP-Decision Support, Health System CFO, VP Finance-Institutional Support and the VP-Financial Accounting & Reporting.    

Mr. Hernandez has over 29 years of experience as a senior finance executive in financial management of private practice/academic physician group practices and academic medical centers.  Prior to joining UTMB, he spent 20 years at UT Health Science Center at San Antonio in various school and faculty practice plan finance roles.  He enjoys helping colleagues reach their professional goals and assisting the institution sustainably realize its missions. 

Gabe obtained his Bachelor of Science, Accounting degree at Trinity University and an Executive Master of Business Administration at University of Texas at San Antonio.  He continues to maintain his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license within the state of Texas.