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John Schumann, MD

Office Address
4444 E. 41st St.
Tulsa, OK 74135-2527

Office Phone Number
(918) 619-4400

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Internal Medicine Clinic


Internal Medicine

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland OH

Cambrdige Hospital, Cambridge MA

American Board of Internal Medicine

John Henning Schumann, M.D., joined the faculty of the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine in 2011. He served as associate professor of Internal Medicine, Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program and Vice Chair of the department’s Education Program before being named interim president of OU-Tulsa in January, 2015. He holds the Gussman Chair in Internal Medicine at the OU School of Community Medicine.
Dr. Schumann earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from Yale University. Following graduation, he worked for the United States Information Agency in Washington, D.C.
After shifting his focus to medicine, he earned his M.D. from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, his hometown. He completed residency at Cambridge Hospital in Massachusetts, where he served as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine in 2000-2001.
Following a year as a faculty physician with the Cambridge Health Alliance, he moved with his family to the south side of Chicago, where he joined the faculty at the University of Chicago in 2002.
In 2004-2005, Dr. Schumann completed a fellowship in clinical medical ethics at the University of Chicago’s MacLean Center, after which he became a faculty affiliate. He also co-chaired the faculty advisory board of the university’s Human Rights Program, for which he developed and taught a multi-disciplinary course entitled “Health Care and Human Rights.”
Dr. Schumann has authored the blog GlassHospital since 2010, writing weekly posts aimed at demystifying medicine and bringing transparency to health care and policy. His essays are frequently reposted on leading health and patient advocacy blogs across the country. He has also written for Slate, the Atlantic, the radio program Marketplace, and National Public Radio’s blog, Shots.
Since moving to Tulsa, he is a frequent contributor to KWGS 89.5-FM, Public Radio Tulsa, where in addition to providing medical commentary, he guest hosts the station’s flagship weekday program, StudioTulsa. He is also developer, co-producer and host of the radio show, Medical Matters on KWGS, which explores health care and the human condition.
Dr. Schumann and his wife, Sarah-Anne, a family physician and OU School of Community Medicine faculty member, have a daughter, Noa, and a son, Jesse.