Dr. Gregory R. Istre, M.D.

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Specialty Areas

    • Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine
    • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
    • Epidemiology
    • Injury Prevention

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Phone: 214-223-9949

About Me

Dr. Gregory R. Istre, M.D., is Medical Director of the Injury Prevention Center of Greater Dallas. He is also a practicing pediatric infectious disease specialist in Dallas. His training includes residencies in Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine, and a fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases. He also received training in Epidemiology at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the Epidemic Intelligence Service. He served as State Epidemiologist for the State of Oklahoma, where he was responsible for communicable disease control for the state, and started one of the first injury prevention programs at a state health department in 1987. He has authored more than 75 publications dealing with epidemiology, infectious diseases, and injury prevention. He is the recipient of several awards, including the National Epidemiology Award in 1994. His research interests focus on residential fire-related injuries, pedestrian injuries, falls, and motor vehicle-related injuries.

Accomplished Epidemiologist

    Injury Prevention Specialist

      Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist

        Education & Training

        COLLEGE
        1966-1970
        University of Notre Dame (Bachelor of Science)
        MEDICAL SCHOOL
        1970-1974
        University of Oklahoma, School of Medicine (M.D.)
        INTERNSHIP
        1974-1975
        UCLA-Harbor General Hospital (Flexible Internship)
        RESIDENCIES
        1977-1979
        Pediatrics; Oklahoma Children’s Memorial Hospital, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
        1979-1980
        Chief Resident (Pediatrics), Oklahoma Children’s Memorial Hospital
        1981-1983
        Preventive Medicine; Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia
        OTHER TRAINING
        1980-1982
        Epidemic Intelligence Service (Field Services Division), Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia
        1980
        Clinical Fellow, Pediatric Infectious Disease, Oklahoma Children’s Memorial Hospital (four months)
        1991-1992
        Clinical Fellowship, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (eight months)
        CERTIFICATION
        1975
        National Board of Medical Examiners
        1980
        American Board of Pediatrics
        1994, 2001, 2008
        American Board of Pediatrics Sub-Board in Pediatric Infectious Diseases
        LICENSURE
        1991-Present
        Medical Licensure, Texas – J0536

        Honors & Awards

        1974
        Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, Univ. of Oklahoma School of Medicine
        1979
        Pediatrics Resident Teaching Award, University of Oklahoma
        1988
        Exceptional Merit Award, Oklahoma Public Health Association
        1988
        Epidemiology & Laboratory Section Merit Award, Oklahoma Public Health Association
        1994
        National Epidemiology Award (The “Pumphandle Award”) for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Applied Epidemiology, given by the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists.

        Professional Experience

        1975-1977
        General Practice, Ross-Loos Medical Group
        Los Angeles, California

         

        1982-1983
        Medical Epidemiologist, Centers for Disease Control, Field Services Division
        Oklahoma State Department of Health, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (Acting State Epidemiologist)

         

        1983-1991
        State Epidemiologist and Medical Chief of Epidemiology Service
        Oklahoma State Department of Health (the Epidemiology Service included five divisions with statewide surveillance, investigative and consultative responsibilities for acute, infectious diseases and injuries).

         

        1992-2014
        Group Practice, Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology (Retired in 2014)
        Dallas, Texas

         

        1995-Present
        Director of Research and Medical Director, Injury Prevention Center of Greater Dallas, Dallas, Texas (The IPC is a community-supported non-profit organization affiliated with Parkland Hospital, that works with more than 100 other groups and agencies to prevent injuries and deaths in the Dallas area)

        Contact Me

        Injury Prevention Center 6300 Harry Hines Blvd Suite 240 Dallas TX 75235

        214-223-9949

        Feel Free to Drop Me a Line

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