September 28, 2022
Dallas – Raylene Platel, MD, has been selected to serve as vice president of graduate medical education (GME) for Medical City Healthcare, starting Sept. 30.
In this position, Dr. Platel will oversee the residency and fellowship graduate medical education programs across the division, which are part of the HCA Medical City Healthcare Graduate Medical Education Consortium. The role is also responsible for the development of the GME strategic plan and its focus on addressing the current and future physician shortage in North Texas.
“Providing high quality, compassionate care is our top priority,” says Joseph Parra, MD, chief medical officer of Medical City Healthcare. “Dr. Platel’s clinical and academic experience and dedication to training the next generation of clinicians will help support Medical City Healthcare as the destination of choice for healthcare excellence and our community’s growing need for qualified physicians.”
Currently, Medical City Healthcare offers 15 GME programs at eight teaching hospitals: Medical City Arlington, Medical City Children’s, Medical City Dallas, Medical City Denton, Medical City Fort Worth, Medical City North Hills, Medical City Plano and Medical City Weatherford. The program’s 293 residents and fellows are planned to grow to more than 500 by 2025.
Prior to this role, Dr. Platel served as chief medical officer at Medical City McKinney since June 2021, where she helped achieve consistent “A” safety ratings by the Leapfrog Group and the Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals™ award, which recognizes Medical City McKinney for being in the top 5% of hospitals in the country for clinical excellence.
Dr. Platel is board-certified in Internal Medicine. She earned a Doctor of Medicine from Wayne State University, a Master of Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology from the UNT Health Science Center and a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from NTR University of Health Sciences. Additionally, she held clinical assistant professorships at Michigan State and Wayne State University and was the Medical Director of Wayne State Physician Assistant studies. Dr. Platel also speaks Hindi and Telugu.