Welcome to Medicine/Pediatrics at the OU-TU School of Community Medicine. I am delighted to have an opportunity to highlight some of the exciting work of our faculty and to announce the opening of our brand new Med/Peds continuity clinic at the Wayman Tisdale Specialty Health Center.
The Section of Medicine/Pediatrics is committed to the fundamental goal of the OU-TU School of Community Medicine: to improve the health and health care of our entire region. Our Med/Peds residency program is on the leading edge of efforts to reduce health disparities in Tulsa county. Across Tulsa county, there is a 14-year difference in life expectancy, with north Tulsa being most adversely affected. OU has recently completed construction of the Wayman Tisdale Specialty Health Center, named for the OU legend and former NBA star who lived in north Tulsa and tragically died of cancer in 2009.
The Section of Medicine/Pediatrics includes 5 core Med/Peds faculty, our co-Program Directors, and several community Med/Peds physicians who are part of our clinical faculty. Our faculty reflects the spectrum of opportunity available to Med/Peds-trained physicians: from primary care Med/Peds to transition care to specialty practices in Adult and Pediatric Endocriniology, Preventive Cardiology, and Palliative Care. In addition, Dr. David Kendrick leads the innovative work of the MyHealth Access Network, improving patient safety, care coordination, and outcomes through health information technology and the launch of a regional health information exchange.
I invite you to explore our website to learn more about our faculty, our residents and residency program, and our efforts to improve the health and health care for the Tulsa region.
William Butron, MD
Medicine/Pediatrics Program Director