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Letter From Our Chair

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Letter From Our Chair


Thanks for visiting today, and I am proud to introduce our Pediatric Department at the OU-TU School of Community Medicine.  In 2010, I returned to Tulsa after spending my college and medical school years in this amazing city, and now I am excited to welcome you. 

About Us

Our department offers ambulatory, subspecialty, and hospital care for children and adolescents in Tulsa and its surrounding communities throughout eastern Oklahoma.  The OU Pediatric Clinic at the Schusterman Center is the largest clinic provider for the Oklahoma State Medicaid Program (SoonerCare) as we take care of nearly 15,000 patients.  This is also the location for many of our pediatric specialists including our Center of Excellence, Harold Hamm Diabetes Center with three board-certified pediatric endocrinologists.  We are proud of our pediatric and medicine-pediatric residency programs, as well as our Child Abuse and Neglect fellowship program that incorporates Tulsa’s Children at Risk and the Fostering Hope Clinic.  We appreciate the collaborative efforts with the Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis in providing hospitalized care for ill children, and Hillcrest Medical Center where many of our newborns are birthed.  We are further grateful for the relationships that have been established with multiple generous philanthropic organizations in this wonderful city.

Our Mission

We are committed to the physical, emotional, and psychosocial health and well-being of children and adolescents in Tulsa and surrounding communities regardless of situation or circumstance.  We are champions for strong communities and brighter futures as we train the next generation of highly qualified Pediatric Providers.

Our Vision

We desire to continue as a community leader for exceptional, compassionate, high quality general and subspecialty pediatric care as well as the premier location in Tulsa for pediatric education and academic achievement.  We will work so our patients, our students, our residents, our faculty, and our communities reach their full potential and our services are available to every child, family, hospital, and provider in Tulsa.  Because we want our legacy to reflect that we are the best advocates and collaborators, we will continue to have a community focused model that develops partnerships with health systems, agencies, or programs working on behalf of children and families.

Our Values

We will honor each other with our integrity, collaborative teamwork, compassionate humility, thoughtful communication, and forward-thinking creativity.  We embrace the diversity of our people, our learners, and our patients and continue to seek ways to include all cultures and backgrounds.  We are here to serve and will remain as strong advocates in our efforts to address our communities’ social determinants of health in order to positively impact today’s children and their future kids. 


We would consider it a privilege to further “show-off” our department and share with you further details including the exciting research that we are involved in with efforts to improve economic opportunities, health literacy, and access to safe housing, food, transportation, and healthcare for our patients and families. You may contact us at: OU-TU School of Community Medicine, 4502 E. 41st Street, Tulsa, OK  74135 or call us at (918) 660-3401.