Dale Bratzler, D.O., M.P.H., currently serves as the Medical Director of the Hospital Interventions Quality Improvement Organization Support Center and the Hospital Quality of Care Measures Special Study located at the Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality. In these roles, he provides clinical and technical support for local and national quality improvement initiatives including the Medicare National Pneumonia Project and the National Surgical Care Improvement Project. He is a Past President of the American Health Quality Association and was recently appointed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to the National Advisory Council for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Dr. Bratzler has published and presented locally and nationally on many occasions on topics related to healthcare quality, particularly related to improving care for pneumonia, increasing vaccination rates, and reducing surgical complications. Dr. Bratzler received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree at the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, Missouri, and his Master of Public Health degree from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center College of Public Health. He is board certified in internal medicine. Dr. Bratzler is an adjunct associate professor of health administration and policy at the University of Oklahoma College of Public Health.