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Robert Prins MD, Chief Medical Officer

Robert Prins MD, Chief Medical OfficerHighly regarded physician Robert Prins MD, Obstetrics/Gynecology, became Island Hospital's first Chief Medical Officer (CMO) in August 2014. Dr. Prins continues in his practice at Fidalgo Medical Associates and serve as the part-time CMO.

"We are very fortunate to have an experienced physician who has provided exceptional medical service to our community join Island Hospital Administration," said Oliver. "Dr. Prins has considerable understanding of, and strategic vision for the delivery of healthcare, government programs and finances."

In his role, Dr. Prins will work closely with IH Chief Executive Officer Vince Oliver and Administration to maintain, update and implement the medical staff development plan; participate in provider recruitment; collaborate with the Chief of Staff on medical-staff policy implementation; along with other physician-focused oversight responsibilities. In addition, he will work to improve patient-care-management processes, clinical quality and patient satisfaction.

In 1969 Dr. Prins received his Doctorate of Medicine at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD, where he also completed his internship and the first year of his residency. He completed his residency in 1974 at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles County Hospital.

Prins was certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1976 and since 1977 has been a Fellow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Prins was formerly an associate professor of Ob/Gyn at the Oregon Health & Science University. He is a member of several professional societies and recently was president of the Pacific Coast Ob/Gyn Society.

His special medical interests include oncology, infertility surgery and high-risk obstetrics.