Dr. Pinto serves as Regional Medical Director, West Division. Prior to joining Curana Health, he was the Chief Medical Officer for HCA Healthcare, where he achieved exceptional success in quality and patient safety, leading to a LeapFrog Safety Grade A.

Dr. Pinto’s background also includes serving as Facility Medical Director and Chairman of the Medicine Department for St David’s Round Rock Medical Center, where he directed the first TeamHealth Hospitalist Program in the Austin metro area. He also served as the post-acute care facility director for EPC skilled nursing care facilities during that time. In addition, he served as the Kindred Hospice Medical Director for Austin and Georgetown, and founded Vital Care, a network of primary care/urgent care and free-standing emergency rooms.

Prior to working and standing up the TeamHealth Hospitalist presence in Austin, TX, Dr. Pinto led a variety of hospitalist programs at a director level in West Texas, including InCompass Health and Procare Hospital Medicine.

Dr. Pinto is a graduate of Nuestra Senora de La Paz Facultad de Medicine in Bolivia. He graduated in 2009 from Lenox Hill Hospital’s Internal Medicine Residency Training Internship in New York, Texas Tech Health Sciences Center’s Family and Community Residency Program in 2012, and the same program’s Hospital Medicine Fellowship in 2013. Dr. Pinto was granted a full scholarship and completed a Physician Executive MBA (PE-MBA) through the University of Tennessee at Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business in 2021.

Dr. Pinto is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE), a senior fellow of the Society of Hospital Medicine (SFHM), and a certified physician executive (CPE).

In his spare time, Dr. Pinto enjoys golf, tennis, travel, and spending time with his family.



  • Chief Medical Officer, HCA Houston Healthcare
  • Partner/Medical Director, Vital Care Family Medicine
  • Hospice Medical Director, Kindred Hospice
  • Post-Acute Medical Director, Elite Patient Care