Jeff Wilson, MSHA

Chief Executive Officer, Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant

Jeff Wilson

Jeff Wilson joined Specialty and Transplant as the Chief Executive Officer in July 2016. During his tenure, Specialty and Transplant has been recognized as the nation’s largest live donor kidney transplant program, expanded services for Behavioral Health and modernized its infrastructure.

Jeff began his career in Washington DC, working at the U.S. Department of State and Office of Government Ethics. He was appointed by Virginia Governor George Allen, focusing on public health policy in the Secretary of Health and Human Resources’ office. He then led a partnership initiative uniting both public and private sectors between the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association and the Virginia Department of Health to stimulate unprecedented collaboration.

Jeff joined HCA in 2005, where he held a variety of leadership positions in several Richmond, Virginia area hospitals, as well as serving as the Vice President of Orthopedics and Spine in HCA’s Capital Division. In 2011, he moved to San Antonio and served as Chief Operating Officer of Methodist Hospital Metropolitan. While there, he oversaw the $50 million construction and expansion of the ICU tower.

Diane Biery, MD, MBA

Chief Medical Officer, Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant

Diane Biery

Diane Biery, MD, is the Chief Medical Officer at Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant. Her primary responsibilities include partnering with physicians to deliver quality medical care and achieve clinical excellence goals. She leads the quality, patient safety and advanced clinicals teams at Specialty and Transplant. Dr. Biery serves as a liaison between the hospital and the medical staff.

Prior to her role as CMO, Dr. Biery served as the Chief Quality Officer for a healthcare system in South Texas. She is board certified in internal medicine and anesthesiology.

Dr. Biery helped develop the Perioperative Anesthesia Guidelines for Methodist Healthcare and served as the system lead for pain management and enhanced surgical recovery initiatives. Dr. Biery helped lead the hospital to achieve Leapfrog A status five of last six reporting periods. Under her leadership, Specialty and Transplant physician engagement scores consistently rank in the 80th percentile. In 2019, the Bexar County Medical Society awarded Dr. Biery the Women in Medicine: Healthcare Executive Leadership Award.

David Allen

Chief Nursing Officer, Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant

David Allen

Dr. David “Dave” Allen is the Chief Nursing Officer at Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant. Prior to joining Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant, he was the Chief of Advanced Practice Nursing and Evidence-Based Practice for Brooke Army Medical Center, and the United States Army Institute of Surgical Research Burn Center.

Dr. Allen has a wide-range of experience to include Medical/Surgical, Outpatient Services, Burn and Critical Care. Dr. Allen is a board certified Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist and specializes in Executive Leadership.

He has numerous publications along with local, state and national presentations on evidence-based practice initiatives. Dr. Allen was appointed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott to serve on the Board of Directors for the Texas Health Services Authority and the Statewide Coordinating Council.

JP Bartonico, MHA, FACHE

Chief Operating Officer, Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant

JP Bartonico

JP Bartonico was named Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant in January of 2016. He brings more than 11 years of healthcare experience to his leadership role at this hospital.

JP has been in multiple roles throughout Methodist Healthcare. He started his healthcare career as an Administrative Resident at Methodist Hospital Stone Oak helping to help open the facility. He went on to assist in the purchase of what is now Methodist Hospital Texsan ultimately becoming Vice President of Operations. JP was later promoted to Associate Administrator of Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children’s Hospital and helped with the $250 million expansion of the campus.

Currently at Specialty and Transplant, JP oversees a variety of areas including surgical services, GI lab, cardiac cath lab, and interventional radiology as well as ancillary departments such as imaging, lab, pharmacy, respiratory therapy, food and nutrition services, facilities management, and housekeeping. 

Zachary Johnson, CPA

Chief Financial Officer, Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant

Zachary Johnson

Zachary Johnson, CPA, serves as Chief Financial Officer. He joined Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant in 2019 with eight years of experience in healthcare finance. He currently oversees all financial activities, including accounting and budgeting.

Zachary moved to Texas from Arizona, where he was the CFO at a specialty hospital. During his tenure, he focused on cost reduction, improving efficiency and grooming staff for success. He also has experience in cost accounting, internal audit and physician group leadership.