2020 Speakers

2020 Symposium Speakers

Sunil Agrawal, 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.

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.

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 Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Missouri, and is board certified in rheumatology.

Tucker J. Harrison, D.O.
Atrial Fibrillation

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 J. Henderson, D.O.
Mitral Valve Disease

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.

Jeffrey M. Hunt, D.O., FACOI
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.

Jay K. Johnson, D.O.
Primary and Secondary Headache: What the Internist Needs to Know

Dr. Johnson is a Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology at the OSU Center for Health Sciences. He completed his medical degree at the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine and his residency in neurology at the University of New Mexico. He is board certified in Neurology.

Asha Karippot, M.D.
Immunotherapy in Cancer and Managing Side Effects of Immunotherapy

Dr. Karippot is a Hematologist and Oncologist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She completed her degree at the University of Calicut in India and is Board Certified in internal medicine, hematology, and oncology. Dr. Karippot completed her residency at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mount Sinai Program, and did a fellowship in hematology/oncology at Seton Hall University.

Arash S. Karnama, D.O., FACC
Aortic Valve Stenosis

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 P. Krease, D.O.
GERD: The Real Other Silent Killer

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, 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 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 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.

Trushar 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, 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.

Sandra Rodriguez, M.D.
Advanced Heart Failure

Dr. Rodriguez began her internal medicine residency at the Universidad El Bosque in Bogota, Colombia. She completed residency and a cardiovascular disease fellowship at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center followed by an advanced heart failure transplant fellowship at the University of Colorado Hospital. Board certified in heart failure, cardiology and internal medicine, she is a member of professional organizations including Heart Failure Society of America and International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation.

Benjamin A. Shepard, D.O.
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.

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.