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General Pediatrics

General Pediatrics

Welcome to the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Located in the OU Health Sciences Center Complex in Oklahoma City. Our department is focused on the treatment of children of all ages. The department is composed of 14 sections and 176 faculty members, seeking excellence in individual and shared goals. The faculty is dedicated to the scholarly delivery of clinical service, the teaching of students and housestaff, and the development of applied and basic knowledge through research.

We share a common commitment to serving and protecting the well-being of the children of Oklahoma by ensuring the continuity and improvement of health care to future generations of children through the training of outstanding pediatricians.

Details of our educational program are provided in the pages that follow. There are, however, three philosophical points I would like to highlight. They may help you understand why I believe our program is a very special one.

First, the entire faculty of the Department of Pediatrics is committed to providing an exciting educational experience in

which the pediatric house officer has the opportunity to learn how to become a competent and compassionate physician to the infant,

Second, our program welcomes the opportunities of a changing patient population in a changing world, a changing profession. The house officer will be exposed to exciting career choices within our profession by working with outstanding pediatric role models who practice general pediatrics and subspecialty pediatrics, who are outstanding medical educators and those who are physician scientists involved in clinical or basic research.

Third, our program encourages an integration of the resident's personal life with his/her emerging professional life. This tenet is based on our belief that advocacy for residents supports their growth as individuals who are becoming compassionate physicians. Oklahoma is an ideal place for such an integration to occur. It is a warm and friendly environment that offers the opportunity for simultaneous personal and professional growth.

A letter from Dr. Morris R. Gessouroun, CHF Patricia Price Browne Distinguished Chair and Department of Pediatrics Chairman

For more information please visit Pediatrics General and Community at OU Medicine  

General Pediatrics Doctors

Morris R. Gessouroun, M.D.

Patricia Price Browne Distinguished Chair
General Pediatrics
CHF Scientific Director








David E. Bard, Ph.D.

Walmart/Sam's Club Chair
General Pediatrics

Paul M.
Darden, M.D.

James Paul Linn Chair
General Pediatrics