Preserving Our Future
It is the exception, and not the rule, for one physician’s name to be spoken across the country with the same amount of recognition and reverence. Dr. Richard C. Staab was that physician.
The OSU Internal Medicine program prepares residents who continue to be touched by his legacy; and it is our mission to change the exception into the rule. Every year, this training program graduates approximately ten internal medicine physicians who go on to carry his legacy either into practice or on to fellowship.
We, as their trainers, are committed to each one of these residents and see their potential to change the landscape of osteopathic medicine as Dr. Staab did during his time. Our commitment comes from a place that has been entrenched into our practice and we continue to put forward efforts, such as this symposium, to ensure this legacy is not lost.
Richard C. Staab, DO Internal Medicine Graduate Fund
The fund was initiated for the purpose of supporting the ongoing educational needs of the residents in the Internal Medicine Department at OSU Medical Center. It’s through funding such as this, that we are able to maintain the academic integrity of the physicians that OSU Medical Center continually places into the community. In addition, this memorial fund will also pay tribute to Dr. Staab, a prominent oncologist who had ties to Tulsa and understood the mission of training young osteopathic physicians.
To donate towards the Richard C. Staab, DO Internal Medicine Graduate Fund, please click HERE for online donations or send a check to:
Osteopathic Founders Foundation
8801 S Yale Ave Ste 400
Tulsa, OK 74137-3539
(Note on check: Staab IM Graduate Fund)
Kathy Cook, DO, FACOI
Curtis McElroy, DO
2023 Richard C. Staab, DO Legacy Award Honoree, Dale W. Bratzler, DO, MPH, MACOI, FIDSA
Richard C. Staab, DO Legacy Award
Each year a physician is recognized for his/her exemplary contribution to the osteopathic profession, particularly in the areas of education and leadership.
PAST Legacy Award RECIPIENTS
- 2023 – Dale W. Bratzler, DO, MPH, MACOI, FIDSA
- 2022 – Karen J. Nichols, DO, MA, MACOI, FACP, CS-F
- 2021 – Damon L. Baker, DO, FACOI
- 2019 – Kenneth E. Calabrese, DO, MACOI
- 2018 – James S. Seebass, DO, FACOI
- 2017 – Thomas J. Stees, DO, FACOI (Deceased)
- 2016 – Steven C. Buck, DO, FACOI
- 2015 – W. W. Stoever, DO, MACOI (Deceased)
- 2014 – David F. Hitzeman, DO, MACOI (Deceased)
What People are Saying
Just click on the following links to view pictures, attendees and speakers from past years.
** Please note that clicking on the picture links will take you to the Smug Mug website. **