- Medical School - Medical College of Georgia (1973-1976)
- Internship - Eugene Talmadge Memorial Hospital (1977-1978), General Surgery
Ray Fowler, M.D.
- James M. Atkins, M.D. Professorship in Emergency Medical Services
- Emergency Medicine
RAYMOND L. FOWLER, M.D., FACEP, DABEMS, is Chief of the Division of Emergency Medical Services in the Department of Emergency Medicine, where he is Professor of Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medical Services, Health Professions, and Emergency Medical Education.
He has been involved in EMS as a leading educator, author, medical director, and political advocate for almost four decades, being widely-regarded as an outstanding lecturer and a public leader in the field of EMS. He served as President of the Georgia College of Emergency Physicians and as a perennial member (since 1980) of the State of Georgia EMS Advisory Council. He was a founding member of the National Association of EMS Physicians, the subspecialty organization for Emergency Medical Services, where he served as the association's second elected President. He was also co-founder and senior faculty member of the National EMS Medical Director's Course for 25 years.
In addition to his work in EMS, Dr. Fowler has been a practicing emergency physician for some 37 years, during which time he has also served as an emergency department medical director and manager. Today, he remains one of the most popular and respected emergency physicians of his generation and a legendary leader in medical education and clinical quality improvement efforts.
In October 2013 Dr. Fowler became the first physician at UT Southwestern to successfully challenge the new subspecialty boards in Emergency Medical Services Medicine, offered under the auspices of the American Board of Emergency Medicine.
Internet websites hosting Dr. Fowler's work include:
- Dallas County Medical Society (2005)
- Georgia College of Emergency Physicians (1980)
- American College of Emergency Physicians (1980)
- State of Georgia EMS Medical Directors Council (1981)
- National Association of EMS Physicians (1984)
- Texas College of Emergency Physicians (2001)
- American College of Emergency Physicians Lifetime Achievement Award in Emergency Medical Services 2012, ACEP
- National Top Ten EMS Innovator Award 2010, Journal of Emergency Medical Services and Physiocontrol
- Keith Neely Award for Outstanding Service to the National Association of EMS Physicians 2005, National Association of EMS Physicians
- Texas State EMS Medical Director of the Year 2005, Texas Department of State Health Services
- John B. O'Neal Award for Georgia EMS Pioneer Award 2003, Georgia State EMS Services
- Michael Copass Award for Outstanding Achievement in EMS 2003, U.S. Metropolitan EMS Medical Directors
- Phi Kappa Phi 1973, University of Georgia
- Phi Beta Kappa 1973, University of Georgia
- Ronald D Stewart Award for Outstanding National Service to EMS 1991, Awarded by the National Association of EMS Physicians
- Outstanding Service Award 1995, American Heart Association
Alternate site surge capacity in times of public health disaster maintains trauma center and emergency department integrity: Hurricane Katrina.
Eastman AL, Rinnert KJ, Nemeth IR, Fowler RL, Minei JP The Journal of trauma 2007 Aug 63 2 253-7
Debate: direct cath lab activation by paramedics.
Slovis CM, Fowler RL EMS magazine 2009 Jun 38 6 40
Shock evaluation and management
Fowler RL, Pepe PE, Lewis RJ In: Basic Trauma Life Support, Campbell JE (Ed) 2000 4th ed 95-106
Endotracheal intubation versus supraglottic airway insertion in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.
Wang HE, Szydlo D, Stouffer JA, Lin S, Carlson JN, Vaillancourt C, Sears G, Verbeek RP, Fowler R, Idris AH, Koenig K, Christenson J, Minokadeh A, Brandt J, Rea T Resuscitation 2012 Sep 83 9 1061-6
Early versus later rhythm analysis in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.
Stiell IG, Nichol G, Leroux BG, Rea TD, Ornato JP, Powell J, Christenson J, Callaway CW, Kudenchuk PJ, Aufderheide TP, Idris AH, Daya MR, Wang HE, Morrison LJ, Davis D, Andrusiek D, Stephens S, Cheskes S, Schmicker RH, Fowler R, Vaillancourt C, Hostler D, Zive D, Pirrallo RG, Vilke GM, Sopko G, Weisfeldt M The New England journal of medicine 2011 Sep 365 9 787-97
Emergency medical services transport decisions in posttraumatic circulatory arrest: are national practices congruent?
Brywczynski J, McKinney J, Pepe PE, Eckstein M, Myers JB, Fowler RL, Slovis CM The Journal of trauma 2010 Nov 69 5 1154-9; discussion 1160
Benefits vs. Risks of Intraosseous Vascular Access: Commentary
Fowler R, Lippmann M Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 2014 July/August
Emergency medical services as a strategy for improving ST-elevation myocardial infarction system treatment times.
Langabeer JR, Dellifraine J, Fowler R, Jollis JG, Stuart L, Segrest W, Griffin R, Koenig W, Moyer P, Henry TD The Journal of emergency medicine 2014 Mar 46 3 355-62
Developing an ST-elevation myocardial infarction system of care in Dallas County.
DelliFraine J, Langabeer J, Segrest W, Fowler R, King R, Moyer P, Henry TD, Koenig W, Warner J, Stuart L, Griffin R, Fathiamini S, Emert J, Roettig ML, Jollis J American heart journal 2013 Jun 165 6 926-31
A descriptive analysis of Emergency Medical Service Systems participating in the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (ROC) network.
Davis DP, Garberson LA, Andrusiek DL, Hostler D, Daya M, Pirrallo R, Craig A, Stephens S, Larsen J, Drum AF, Fowler R Prehospital emergency care : official journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of State EMS Directors 2007 Oct-Dec 11 4 369-82
Fluid resuscitation of the patient with major trauma.
Fowler R, Pepe PE Current opinion in anaesthesiology 2002 Apr 15 2 173-8
Emergency Care Regionalization
Fowler, Raymond L. Emergency Medical Services: Clinical Practice and Systems Oversight 2015 Volume 2, Chapter 12, 123-133
- Alternate site surge capacity in times of public health disaster maintains trauma center and emergency department integrity: Hurricane Katrina.
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Quality Assurance in EMS
- Hemorrhagic Shock
- Cardiac Arrest
- Acute Coronary Syndrome