Speakers & Presentations

Speakers & Presentations

Sunil Agrawal

Sunil Agarwal, M.D.
Medical Sequelae of Chronic Kidney Disease

Dr. Agrawal is a Nephrologist at Nephrology Specialists of Oklahoma. He completed his medical degree at St. George’s University, and is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology. His training was conducted at the University of Kentucky.

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Eric P. Baron, D.O.
Clinical Strategies in Migraine

Dr. Baron is a staff neurologist, and headache and facial pain sub-specialist at Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute, Center for Neurological Restoration – Headache and Chronic Pain Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. He completed his medical degree at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and is board certified in neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN). He is also a diplomat in Headache Medicine by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS).

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Dale W. Bratzler, D.O., MPH, MACOI, FIDSA
America’s Health Emergency: The Opioid Crisis

Dr. Bratzler is the Enterprise Chief Quality Officer at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He completed his medical degree at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and is board certified in internal medicine. He is a Master Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Internists and a Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

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Carrie A. Gilstrap, D.O., FACR, FACOI
Management of Osteoporosis

Dr. Gilstrap is the Director of Academic Success, and Clinical Associate Professor of Rheumatology at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences. She completed her medical degree at the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, Missouri, and is board certified in rheumatology.

Tucker James Harrison

Tucker J. Harrison, D.O.
Old Diseases, New Options in Cardiology: Atrial Fibrillation/Watchman or Anticoagulation

Dr. Harrison is an interventional cardiologist at Saint Francis Health Systems. He completed his medical degree at Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and is board certified in interventional cardiology.

Patrick James Henderson

Patrick J. Henderson, D.O.
Old Diseases, New Options in Cardiology: Mitral Valve Disease/Mitral Clip/Open

Dr. Henderson is a cardiologist at Warren Clinic Cardiology of Tulsa at Saint Francis Hospital. He completed his medical degree at Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine and is board certified in cardiology and internal medicine. He is also board certified in echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac CT.

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Jeffrey M. Hunt, D.O., FACOI
Topics in Gastroenterology Panel: Pancreatic Complexities

Dr. Hunt is a full-time gastroenterologist at Utica Park Clinic at Hillcrest, and Bailey Medical Center. He completed his medical degree at Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic medicine and is board certified in gastroenterology.

Arash Karnama

Arash S. Karnama, D.O., FACC
Old Diseases, New Options in Cardiology: Aortic Valve Disease/TAVR/TAVI/Open

Dr. Karnama is an interventional cardiologist at Oklahoma Heart Institute. He completed his medical degree at Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine and is board certified in internal medicine, interventional cardiology, cardiovascular disease, nuclear cardiology and cardiovascular computed tomography.  Dr. Karnama is the director of the cardiology department at Hillcrest Hospital Claremore.

Michael Krease

Michael P. Krease, D.O.
Topics in Gastroenterology: GERD

Dr. Krease is a gastroenterologist at Louisville Gastroenterology Associates in Louisville, Kentucky. He completed his medical degree at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology.

Madhuri J. Lad

Madhuri J. Lad, D.O., FACOI, AAHIVM
PREP and Post-Exposure Management for HIV

Dr. Lad is the Assistant Medical Director of Internal Medicine HIV & Specialty Services at Oklahoma State University Medical Center. She completed her medical degree at Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and is board certified in internal medicine. Dr. Lad is also certified in HIV treatment with the American Academy of HIV Medicine.

Kelli Lovelace

Kelli A. Lovelace, M.D.
Dermatology for the Internist, Differentiating Emergencies from Routine Rashes

Dr. Lovelace is a dermatologist at Tulsa Dermatology Clinic in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She completed her medical degree at the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine and is board certified in dermatology.

Karen Nichols

Karen J. Nichols, D.O., MA, MACOI, CS
Palliative Care: From Hospice to Physician Assisted Suicide

Dr. Nichols was most recently the Dean at Midwestern University/Chicago College of Osteopathic medicine. She completed her medical degree at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences – College of Osteopathic Medicine and is board certified in internal medicine. Dr. Nichols was the first female president of the AOA, the first woman to lead the Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association, and the first to lead the American College of Osteopathic Internists. She is currently the Vice Chair of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, and speaks internationally on ethical issues at end of life and on physician leadership skills.

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Ankur Parikh, D.O.
Progress Towards the Prevention of Cancer

Dr. Parikh is a hematologist/medical oncologist, and Medical Director of Precision Medicine at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Philadelphia. Board certified in medical oncology, hematology and internal medicine, Dr. Parikh earned an osteopathic medical degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri. He completed an internal medicine residency at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, followed by a hematology-oncology fellowship at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

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Truchar B. Patel, M.D.
Trends and Challenges in Liver Transplantation

Dr. Patel is a transplant hepatologist at the INTEGRIS Nazih Zuhdi Transplant Institute in Oklahoma City. He completed his medical degree at Pramukh Swami Medical College, Sarder Patel University, in Karamsad, India. Dr. Patel is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology. He has specialized training in end-stage liver disease management, transplant patient pre- and post-operative care, and immunosuppressive therapy including sides effects of the drugs and immunosuppression complications.

Aaron M. Pierce

Aaron M. Pierce, D.O.
Refractory Depression

Dr. Pierce is a clinical associate professor at Oklahoma State Center of Health Sciences Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He completed his medical degree at Oklahoma State College of Osteopathic Medicine, and is board certified in psychiatry.

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Christopher J. Sciamanna, D.O., FACC
Advanced Heart Failure

Dr. Sciamanna is an advanced heart failure and transplant cardiologist at Advocate Christ Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. He completed his medical degree at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic medicine and is board certified in internal medicine, non-invasive cardiology, echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, and advanced heart failure.

Benjamin Shepard

Benjamin A. Shepard, D.O.
Topics in Gastroenterology Panel: Abnormal LFT’s

Dr. Shepard is a gastroenterologist at Medical Specialists of North Alabama. He completed his medical degree at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, and is board certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine.

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Jay H. Shubrook, D.O., FAAAFP, FACOFP
Please Don’t Sugarcoat It

Dr. Shubrook is a professor and diabetologist at Touro University California where he also serves as the Director of Clinical Research and Director of Diabetes Services. He completed his medical degree at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and is board certified in family medicine and fellowship trained in diabetology. Dr. Shubrook is the Associate Editor of Clinical Diabetes and the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.

MODERATORS

Damon Baker

Damon L. Baker, D.O. , FACOI
Moderator

Dr. Baker is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences. He received his medical degree from the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine and is board certified in Internal Medicine.

Justin Chronister

Justin D. Chronister, D.O.
Moderator

Dr. Chronister is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Program Director for the Oklahoma State University Department of Internal Medicine Residency. He received his medical degree from the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine and is Board certified in Internal Medicine.

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Hanna M. Crow, D.O.
Moderator

Dr. Crow is Chief Resident in the Internal Medicine department at Oklahoma State University Medical Center. She completed her medical degree at Lincoln Memorial University, DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Robert Aran

Robert P. Aran, D.O.
Moderator

Dr. Robert (Bob) Aran is Chief Resident in the Internal Medicine department at Oklahoma State University Medical Center. He completed his medical degree at OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine.