John H. Schumann, MD became President of OU-Tulsa in 2015. He previously served as Associate Professor, Residency Program Director, and Vice Chair of Education for the Department of Internal Medicine. He also holds the Gussman Endowed Chair in Internal Medicine within the OU-TU 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 MD from Case Western Reserve University in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. He completed residency at Cambridge Hospital in Massachusetts, where he served as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine.
After 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.
Dr. Schumann then 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 and Human Rights.”
His scholarly work includes research and advocacy on the ethics of profit-driven commercial screening tests and analyses of patients that leave hospitals ‘against medical advice.’
Dr. Schumann has authored the blog GlassHospital since 2010, writing weekly posts aimed at demystifying medicine and bringing transparency to health care and policy for lay audiences. His essays are frequently picked-up by leading national health and patient advocacy blogs. He has also written for national publications such as The Atlantic, Slate, Reader’s Digest, and NPR’s health blog, Shots.
He is also the developer, co-producer and host of the StudioTulsa program “Medical Mondays” on Tulsa’s local NPR station, KWGS 89.5-FM. His weekly show explores health care and the human condition. He has also contributed to the national NPR radio programs, “Marketplace” and “All Things Considered.”
Dr. Schumann serves on the board of directors for a variety of community organizations including Tulsa Regional Chamber, Tulsa Area United Way, Oklahoma Policy Institute, OCCJ, Sustainable Tulsa, Congregation B'nai Emunah, 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission, Tulsa Literacy Coalition, Tulsa CARES and Impact Tulsa.
Dr. Schumann is married to Dr. Sarah-Anne Henning Schumann, who serves as the Regional Chief Medical Officer for United Healthcare. Together they have a daughter, Noa, and a son, Jesse.