Brian Aldred, MD, FACEP
Medical Director, Five Star ER
Dr. Brian Aldred is the founding medical director for Five Star ER, bringing two decades of emergency medicine experience to this new model of care.
From 2008 to 2014, Dr. Aldred served as the emergency department medical director at Seton Medical Center Williamson in Round Rock, TX. At SMCW, Aldred led an emergency department team providing high quality, high acuity, highly efficient care while maintaining excellent patient and family satisfaction. He also served as chief of staff and was chosen as the Physician Clinical Informatics Liaison for SMCW. He led the site’s Medical Executive Committee and has been an active member of the SMCW Foundation Board. In addition, he is a voting member of the Seton Healthcare Family Board Clinical Quality Committee and became one of the lead trainers for High Reliability Organization training at SMCW.
As Executive Vice President for Austin-based physician group Emergency Service Partners, L.P., Dr. Aldred oversees ESP’s business development efforts. He was elected to the ESP Board of Managers in 2012.
Prior to joining ESP, Dr. Aldred worked for more than 11 years in a community, tertiary referral center and Level I trauma center in Rockford, IL. During this time he held various leadership roles including Air Medical Transport Team Director, Vice Chief of the Emergency Department, and Transfer Center Medical Director. His varied experience includes various practice models in rural/critical access hospitals, a large urban tertiary care facility, and a freestanding clinic.
Dr. Aldred grew up in the Chicago area and graduated with honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in biology. He attended medical school and completed his residency training at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1996. He is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and was elected an at-large member of ACEP’s Freestanding Emergency Center Section in 2014.
Dr. Aldred lives in Leander with his wife and three children. They have thoroughly enjoyed their relocation to Central Texas—so much that his wife and middle daughter were considering becoming vegetarians before their move, but now regularly eat barbeque and consider chicken to be a vegetarian dish!
Furthermore, they have all seen a family member either catch, kill, or be bitten by a rattlesnake, scorpion, or tarantula—but not necessarily in that order. Outside of work, the Aldred family enjoys traveling to explore new places and experiencing new cultures.