Princess Dennar, MD
Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Dr. Princess E. Dennar is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Premium Care Medical Center, LLC. She is responsible for the company’s innovative vision of delivering combined wellness and health care in person and through the virtual MD Connect. In addition, she created some of PCMC's products, such as the VIP Premium Concierge Membership Services, Developmental Screening Clinic, and the community outreach Daycare Developmental Surveillance Program.
Dr. Dennar earned her BS in biology from Haverford College in 1998 and her medical degree from MCP-Hahnemann (Drexel University) Medical School in 2002. Following her internship at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in 2003, she completed combined training in the Internal Medicine and Pediatric Residency Program in 2006. She is currently board certified in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics.
In 2007, Dr. Dennar worked as a physician at the Philadelphia Health Department, helping to implement health care safety net services for underserved communities. In addition, she served as Director of Community Health Care Services with a non-profit organization called the United African Educational Foundation, where she was instrumental in developing obesity prevention projects and safe-sex projects for adolescent females in the inner city of Philadelphia and those in New Jersey.
In 2008, Dr. Dennar relocated to New Orleans and joined the Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Tulane University Hospital and School of Medicine as the first African American female Residency Program Director at Tulane. She was the Program Director for the Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency Program for over thirteen years and the Medical Director for Tulane Internal Medicine Primary Care Clinic and the Medicine-Pediatrics Primary Care at University Medical Center in New Orleans.
She also served as a Medical Director to a historic clinic in New Orleans’s Lower 9th Ward in 2008, as part of a more significant effort to return a functional health infrastructure to an area that Hurricane Katrina heavily damaged in 2005. Dr. Dennar played a substantial role in obtaining NCQA recognition, a prestigious health care accreditation status, for two prominent clinics in New Orleans. One of which was Tulane’s residency clinics, making it one of the nation’s few residency clinics to obtain what is considered the industry’s gold standard status. Under her leadership, she ushered a higher standard of professionalism and decency by ending the abhorrent practice of herd-scheduling for low-income patients and created the Transition Care Clinic (TCC) to facilitate the successful incorporation of hospitalized patients into the clinics seamlessly.
Dr. Dennar has received both local and national grants to support her work in community developmental screening clinics. In 2011, Dr. Dennar developed the state’s only Daycare Developmental Surveillance Program (DDSP) Child Development Initiative and became certified both locally and nationally as a Child Care Health Consultant (CCHC) through the National Training Institute for Child Health Care Consultants at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill and the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals.
In 2018, Dr. Dennar was inducted into the Overbrook High School Hall of Fame in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, an honor awarded to previous notable alumni like Wilt Chamberlain and Will Smith for overcoming great odds to achieve success and for their contributions to their community.
Dr. Dennar is an established clinician, clinical educator, clinical administrator, and clinical scientist who focuses on health disparities among racial/ethnic minorities by developing evidence-based interventions in primary care and post-graduate medical education settings. She aims to promote a diverse workforce and reduce health inequalities. Through her experiences, Dr. Dennar developed strong leadership skills and learned how to interact with a wide array of individuals while balancing several different jobs. In these leadership roles, she served as PI and /or faculty advisor for several AAP and DHH funded community grants that focus on reducing health disparities among disadvantaged children, adolescents, and minorities in the primary care setting. Through the partnership of Xavier University, her most recent research, funded through NIH, focused on promoting informed decisions about prostate cancer screening and treatment among African American men.
She is a tireless advocate for patients, medical education, and equity in health care for vulnerable populations. She relishes her proudest accomplishment of raising her beautiful daughters with her husband. She is undoubtedly the quintessential embodiment of the better parts of a physician.