MEDICAL LEADERS: OU- Tulsa President Gerard Clancy, M.D., announced on Jan. 31 the creation of the Steven Landgarten Endowed Chair for Medical Leadership, which was presented to F. Daniel Duffy, M.D., Dean of the OU School of Community Medicine. The George Kaiser Family Foundation is funding the chair in honor of Tulsa physician Dr. Landgarten for his years of service as a leader in Tulsa’s medical community. From left at the reception are Dr. Duffy, Mr. Kaiser, President Clancy and Dr. Landgarten.
The University of Oklahoma- Tulsa President Gerard Clancy, M.D., announced on Jan. 31 the creation of the Steven Landgarten Endowed Chair for Medical Leadership, which was recently presented to F. Daniel Duffy, M.D., Dean of the OU School of Community Medicine. The George Kaiser Family Foundation is funding the chair in honor of Tulsa physician Dr. Steven Landgarten for his years of service as a leader in Tulsa’s medical community.
Dr. Landgarten, chief medical officer and chief quality officer for Ardent Health Services, parent company of Hillcrest HealthCare System, has been a practicing internist and endocrinologist for more than 35 years. Board certified in internal medicine and nuclear medicine, he is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology. He has supported medical education at the University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine since its establishment in 1972, serving as a clinical professor of internal medicine.
During this time he has assisted with the growth of the medical student and resident physician program through his leadership roles at Hillcrest Medical Center and the Tulsa Medical Education Foundation.
Dr. Duffy, a practicing internist for the past 40 years, now serves as dean of the OU School of Community Medicine and is advisor to the president of the American Board of Internal Medicine. He, like Dr. Landgarten was instrumental in establishing the medical student and resident physician education programs in Tulsa.
Dr. Duffy was awarded the Stanton L. Young Master Teacher Award in 1989, one of the highest teaching honors bestowed on an OU College of Medicine faculty member. He has held numerous national leadership positions throughout his career. A highly regarded teacher, Dr. Duffy is a frequent lecturer around the country on physician education, medical professionalism and health care assessment. “Dr. Landgarten and Dr. Duffy are both outstanding physicians who’ve demonstrated high integrity, leadership, and compassion as doctors, teachers and citizens,” says Clancy. “The OU School of Community Medicine is deeply grateful to the George Kaiser Family Foundation for enabling us to recognize their accomplishments and service through this chair, which will help prepare future leaders in medicine.”
The University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine is the first medical school of its kind in the nation. Created in 2008 with a $50 million donation from the George Kaiser Family Foundation, the school’s mission is to improve the health status of all Oklahomans, particularly those in underserved urban and rural areas. The OU School of Community Medicine physician practice, OU Physicians, has more than 300 physicians and 70 medical students. They perform approximately 250,000 patient visits per year at 26 community clinics. For more information about the OU School of Community Medicine, call 918-660-3098 or visit www.tulsa.ou.edu.