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Dedication of BioTel Communications Center

In January 2024, the Parkland BioTel Communications Center was dedicated in honor of Raymond L. Fowler, MD. Dr. Fowler is a pioneer of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) who recognized the life-saving potential of providing emergency care for patients before they reach the hospital, blazing a new trail in setting standards for emergency medical services.

Recognizing the impact of providing emergency care for patients before being transported to a hospital, he helped set in place EMS standards. Dr. Fowler was a founding member of the National Association of Emergency Medical Services Physicians, and he served as its second president.

Dr. Fowler contributed to prehospital training throughout the U.S. and internationally, publishing dozens of research articles and an EMS textbook. In 2003, he received the national Michael K. Copass Award for Enduring and Outstanding Career Service to EMS Systems and Prehospital Medicine, presented by the U.S. Metropolitan Municipalities EMS Medical Directors Coalition.

In addition, he was awarded the EMS Medical Director of the Year Award in 2005. 

Dr. Fowler is a globally recognized leader for his numerous contributions in EMS. Under his leadership, BioTel has grown to include 14 EMS agencies across North Texas.  


Dr. Fowler is a gifted educator and trusted mentor, recognized internationally for his compassion and excellence in patient care. In addition to his work in EMS, Dr. Fowler has been a practicing emergency physician for more than 45 years, during which time he has also served as an emergency department medical director.

BioTel’s communications center was dedicated in honor of Dr. Fowler for his profound impact on the field of EMS and for his service to the Dallas County community.

Read Dr. Fowler’s biography here.