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Dr. Pirkle obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1992 after attending medical school at the Louisiana State University School of Medicine. He completed his internship year in Internal Medicine, followed by a residency in Emergency Medicine, both at the Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine in Norfolk, Virginia.
Dr. Pirkle is board-certified by ABEM in Emergency Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He worked as an attending physician and Medical Director at North Shore Medical Center in Miami, Florida. At North Shore Medical Center, Dr. Pirkle also served as Chief of Staff after serving two terms as Secretary of the Medical Staff. He previously held positions as a flight physician, as an Associate Professor for the Mt. Sinai Emergency Medicine Residency Program, and as a faculty member at Barry University School of Allied Health Professions.
Subsequently, Dr. Pirkle has practiced with Lafayette Emergency Care in Lafayette, Indiana. He has provided patient care at several facilities, including to St. Clare Medical Center in Crawfordsville, Indiana, where he served as Medical Director.
Before medical school, Dr. Pirkle earned a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from the University of Texas and a Master of Science degree in Immunology from the University of North Texas. He has been instrumental in successfully implementing many programs designed to improve emergency department throughput.