Greg A. Seiler
Chief Executive Officer, Methodist Hospital Metropolitan
Greg Seiler joined Methodist Hospital Metropolitan as Chief Executive Officer in 2012, with more than 25 years of hospital administration experience.
Prior to joining Metropolitan Hospital, he served as the CEO of Rio Grande Hospital in McAllen, Texas. He also served as the COO of Riverside Community Hospital, where he oversaw a $20 million expansion of the hospital’s emergency department and the debut of the Heart Care Institute.
Since taking the helm of Metropolitan Hospital, Seiler has directed several high-profile projects—including the completion of a $50 million capital campaign that resulted in a new ICU tower and the beginning of the intensive care program for the facility’s critically ill patients.
Under his leadership, Metropolitan Hospital’s Cardiology division was designated as a Center of Excellence by the Academy of Cardiology—having become an accredited center in the areas of Chest Pain, Catheter Lab and Heart Failure. The hospital was named a Top General Hospital by the Leapfrog Group for 2019 marking seven consecutive years that the facility has received this honor.
Suraj Maraj, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Methodist Hospital Texsan
Suraj Maraj, MD, joined Methodist Hospital Metropolitan as Chief Medical Officer in 2022 after serving at Methodist Hospital | Texsan since 2018.
Prior to joining Methodist Healthcare, Dr. Maraj worked as a Physician Advisor with Accretive Health and as a clinical cardiologist with the VA System from 2011 to 2017.
Dr. Maraj is a graduate of Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland, and holds a medical degree in internal medicine. He completed a cardiovascular disease fellowship at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Pennsylvania. He has also completed his Lean Six Sigma Green Belt from the Six Sigma Global Institute. Dr. Maraj is board certified in cardiovascular disease, cardiac nuclear imaging, echocardiography, and internal medicine.
Chief Nursing Officer, Methodist Hospital Metropolitan
Chadi Awad, MBA, RN, MSN, ACNP-BC, NEA-BC, joined Methodist Hospital Metropolitan as Chief Nursing Officer in May 2019. He brings with him more than two decades of experience in nursing, 14 of those years in a leadership role. He was previously the Associate Chief Nursing Officer for Methodist Hospital.
Prior to joining Methodist Healthcare, Awad was a nursing director for St. David’s North Austin Medical Center, where he oversaw the critical and intermediate care departments and the telemetry unit. Awad was instrumental in the facility’s success in decreasing the number of hospital acquired infections—an accomplishment that earned St. David’s the Beacon Award for Excellence in Critical Care Nursing in 2016.
Awad is a 2018 recipient of the Best 25 Nurses in South Central Texas from the South-Central Texas Organization of Nurse Executives (SCTONE), which is committed to improving the future of healthcare in Texas through empowered Nurse Leaders. He will serve as president elect of SCTONE from 2020-2022. He has practiced as an acute care nurse in the field of advanced liver disease, and completed a one-year fellowship with the American Association of the Study of Liver Disease.
Megan Cool Amalakuhan
Chief Operating Officer, Methodist Hospital Metropolitan
Megan Cool Amalakuhan, FACHE joined the hospital as Chief Operating Officer (COO) after serving as COO at Methodist Hospital | Texsan. With a Master's and Bachelor's Degree of Business Administration, Amalakuhan has over 17 years of experience within healthcare, specifically within HCA Healthcare facilities. She has held various finance, performance improvement, and operations positions, making her an excellent candidate to take on their COO position. Before becoming Methodist Hospital | Texsan's COO, she served as their Chief Financial Officer and Operations Lead.
During her time at Methodist Hospital | Texsan, Amalakuhan was a crucial part of their key service line growth. She helped expand their orthopedic service line by bringing in spine services and led the expansion of the cardiovascular service line with the addition of vascular services. Both efforts contributed to an overall earnings growth rate of 9.6% during her tenure. Amalakuhan also was key in leading Methodist Hospital | Texsan to earn the title of one of Modern Healthcare's Top Places to Work for three years in a row.
Known for her exceptional leadership, commitment, and tremendous support for staff, Amalakuhan's expertise allows her to ensure all hospital operations align with Methodist Healthcare's core values.
Charles Braun Jr.
Chief Financial Officer, Methodist Hospital Metropolitan
Charles Braun joined Methodist Hospital Metropolitan as Chief Financial Officer in 2008, with nearly 30 years of experience on the financial side of the healthcare industry.
Prior to joining Metropolitan Hospital, Braun was the Shared Service Controller for Metropolitan Hospital and Methodist Hospital Northeast, where he oversaw multimillion-dollar expansion projects by both facilities. The capital campaigns resulted in huge gains for the two hospitals, which saw its combined net revenues grow from $100 million to $273 million annually.
As the Chief Financial Officer for Metropolitan Hospital, he has served as a key leader during a time of significant growth for the facility—which now boasts a brand-new ICU tower and accommodations by numerous healthcare professional and advocacy groups.