President, Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance
Dr. Cliff Fullerton currently serves as the President of the Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance (BSWQA), the accountable care organization (ACO) affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH). During Dr. Fullerton’s tenure at BSWH, he has been extensively involved with the 650-physician HealthTexas Provider Network, where he has served as Chief Quality Officer as well as President of his practice at Family Medical Center at Garland/North Garland. Dr. Fullerton has expertise in a variety of subjects, including health care quality improvement, chronic disease management, electronic health record implementation, patient-centered medical homes and transitions in care.
Dr. Fullerton led the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) initiative at HealthTexas that resulted in over 300 providers being recognized as PCMHs by NCQA. The PCMH relies on team-based care that supports the engagement and activation of patients and their families while coordinating care with specialists and other care providers. He also led improvement in diabetes care that led to the majority of HTPN physicians obtaining Bridges to Excellence in diabetes recognition.
Dr. Fullerton has served on the Board of HTPN since 1995. He was a Board Member of the Texas Academy of Family Physicians Foundation from 1997 through 2002. Currently, he is a Board member of Predisan USA (medical missions to Olancho, Honduras, which has a full-time staff in Honduras of 62 people including health educators, administrative staff, nurses, and physicians). He is affiliated with American Academy of Family Practice, Texas Academy of Family Practice, and the Leadership Institute. He serves as the physician advisor for the Garland Independent School District and is an Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor for University of Texas School of Nursing.
Dr. Fullerton earned his MD at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, completed his internship at UT Southwestern Medical School/Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, and completed his residency in Family Medicine at University of Oklahoma Health Science Center in Oklahoma City.