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Dr. Irving Prengler serves as chief medical officer for Baylor Scott & White Health, associate chief medical officer for Baylor Health Care System (BHCS) and chief medical officer and vice president of medical affairs for Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas (Baylor Dallas). He is responsible for the development of strategic planning regarding physician recruitment and retention, as well as physician contract negotiations for the medical center. In addition, Dr. Prengler serves as a leader in physician quality and peer review for the medical center and is an administrative liaison to graduate and undergraduate medical education, the medical staff office, patient safety, health care improvement and risk management.
Dr. Prengler joined the medical staff at Baylor Dallas in 1983 as a practicing internist. In 1993, he founded Texas Primary Care, which was Baylor’s first hospitalist group and also became chief medical officer for the nationwide hospitalist program of Emcare. In 1999, Dr. Prengler became the medical director of the Center for Quality and Care Coordination for BHCS. Since then, he has served in several leadership positions including director for quality at the Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital and medical director for Care Coordination for BHCS.
After receiving his bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Prengler received a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed an internal medicine residency at Baylor University Medical Center from 1980-1983. In 2000, Dr. Prengler completed his Master of Business Administration from the University of Dallas.
Dr. Prengler is a member of the Texas Medical Association, the American College of Physicians, Dallas County Medical Society, American College of Physician Executives and the Society of Hospital Medicine. He is board certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
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