Ever since high school, Ray Tsai, M.D., knew he wanted to take care of children. “But once I was in medical school, I realized that taking care of children is the most challenging, but also inspiring job I could ever have,” he says.
Dr. Tsai, Senior Vice President Children’s Health℠; Medical Director of Network Development; and President and Chief Medical Officer, Children's Health℠ Pediatric Group, uses that inspiration to expand the influence of care that Children’s Health has within neighborhoods where ongoing medical care for children has typically been lacking.
Through the Children’s Health Pediatric Group network, children throughout the Dallas Metroplex area – including those who live in neighborhoods where high numbers of families depend on Medicaid and the state's Children's Health Insurance Program – have ongoing access to medical care for check-ups, immunizations and treatment for common ailments such as ear infections and sore throats.
“We have expanded access to high-quality care to more than 65,000 children, something that has been lacking for too long. My hope is that the high-quality care we provide will make Dallas a physically healthier, but also a stronger community for the long term, as more children are able to reach their dreams,” he says.
Dr. Tsai earned his medical degree from the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. He completed his pediatric residency at Georgetown University Hospital in 2005 and his MBA at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in 2007. He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Preventive Medicine in Clinical Informatics. Dr. Tsai is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a Vanguard Member of the American Association of Physician Leadership.
His research interests include health care delivery for underserved populations, clinical information technology and quality improvement methods in primary care settings. He is the primary investigator on multiple studies to better understand social and demographic determinants in accidental poisonings and injuries, specifically in underserved and minority children.
Outside of his practice, Dr. Tsai enjoys reading both print and online newspapers and traveling.
Education and Training
- Medical School
- Northwestern University Medical School (2002)
- Georgetown University Medical Center (2003), Pediatrics
- Georgetown University Medical Center (2005), Pediatrics
- The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (2006), Administration
- Post-graduate School
- The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (2007)
- Board Certification
- American Board of Pediatrics