RAYMOND L. FOWLER, M.D., has been involved in EMS as a leading educator, medical supervisor and political advocate for over three decades. He currently serves as Co-Chief in the Section on EMS, Disaster Medicine, and Homeland Security for Southwestern Medical Center. He is also Chief of EMS Operations for the Dallas Area BioTel EMS System. He is widely-regarded as an outstanding speaker and a public leader in the field of EMS. In addition to serving 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 the second elected National President of the National Association of EMS Physicians, and he was also a co-founder and senior faculty member of the National EMS Medical Director's Course. In addition to his EMS activities, Dr. Fowler has been a longstanding and talented emergency physician who has also served as an emergency department director and manager. Today, he remains one of the most popular and respected emergency physicians of his generation and as a legendary leader in EMS education and quality assurance. In October, 2013, Dr. Fowler became the first physician at UT Southwestern to successfully challenge the new subspecialty boards in Emergency Medical Services Medicine, under the American Board of Emergency Medicine.


Undergraduate University of Georgia (1973)
Medical School Medical College of Georgia (1976), Medicine

Research Interest

  • Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Hemorrhagic Shock
  • Quality Assurance in EMS
  • Traumatic Brain Injury


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Fluid resuscitation in the patient with major trauma

Fowler RL, Pepe PE Curr Opin Anaesth April 2002 15 173-178

Shock evaluation and management

Fowler RL, Pepe PE, Lewis RJ In: Basic Trauma Life Support, Campbell JE (Ed) 2000 4th ed 95-106

EMS Quality Assurance Materials on CD-ROM

Fowler RL Self Published 1997

EMS Legislation

Fowler RL In: Prehospital Systems and Medical Oversight, Kuehl A (ed) 1994 2nd ed

Interpretation of Electrocardiograms Video Tape Series, Principal lecturer

Fowler RL Mosby Publishing 1993

Honors & Awards

  • American College of Emergency Physicians Lifetime Achievement Award in Emergency Medical Services
    ACEP (2012)
  • Texas State EMS Medical Director of the Year
    Texas Department of State Health Services (2005)
  • Outstanding Service Award
    American Heart Association (1995)
  • Ronald D Stewart Award for Outstanding National Service to EMS
    Awarded by the National Association of EMS Physicians (1991)
  • Phi Beta Kappa
    University of Georgia (1973)
  • Phi Kappa Phi
    University of Georgia (1973)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Texas College of Emergency Physicians (2001)
  • National Association of EMS Physicians (1984)
  • State of Georgia EMS Medical Directors Council (1981)
  • American College of Emergency Physicians (1980)
  • Georgia College of Emergency Physicians (1980)