Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences

Christopher Thurman, D.O.


Chair, Department of Family Medicine
Associate Professor of Family Medicine



  • 2001 to 2003
    Chief Resident
    Family Medicine Residency

    OSU Center for Health Sciences 
    Tulsa, OK
  • 2000 to 2001   
    Chief Intern            
    Family Medicine Emphasis Internship

    Tulsa Regional Medical Center
    Tulsa, OK
  • 1996-2000
    Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) 
    OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine (OSU-COM) 
    Tulsa, OK
  • 1991-1995
    B.S. (Biology)
    Northeastern State University
    Tahlequah, OK


  • 2003 – Present          
    Board Certified – American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians
  • 2000 – Present           
    Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine – Oklahoma State Board of Osteopathic Examiners
  • 2000 – Present 
    Oklahoma State Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control 
    OBN Certificate Registration
  • 2000 – Present
    Federal DEA Registration

Work Experience

  • August 2008 - to present
    Chairman Dept of Family Medicine
    Oklahoma State University CHS
  • November 2005 - April 2008     
    Vice Chairman, Department of Family Medicine
    OSU Center for Health Sciences 
  • September 2006 - April 2008
    Associate Program Director
    OSU FM Residency
  • July 2003 - to present                     
    Assistant Professor Family Medicine
    OSU Center for Health Sciences
  • 2001 – 2002                
    Emergency Physician (Moonlighting)
    Bristow Medical Center       
  • 2001 – 2002                
    Emergency Physician (Moonlighting)
    Wagoner Medical Center


  • Health Promotion/Disease Prevention Course Co-coordinator
  • HPDP “Pediatric Neglect/Failure to Thrive” 2011-2013
  • HPDP “USPSTF Controversies in Cancer Screening” 2011-2013
  • HPDP Shadowing – Soonercare Behavioral Screen 2011
  • HPDP Shadowing – Chronic Problem List 2012-2013
  • GI Systems Co-coordinator 2013
  • OSU/OMECO FM Orientation Lecture “Core Competencies”
  • OSU/OMECO FM Book Club Faculty Leader (4-6 sessions/year)
  • Rural Track Transitions Discussion “Professionalism” 2012-2013
  • Rural Track Transitions Course Development 2012
  • Chairs Retreat “Clinical Chairs Report on Curriculum Revision” 2012
  • CME Spring Fling Presentation Tulsa, OK, “AOA Core Competencies: Knowing Your PBL from Your SBP.” May 2010
  • Clinical Skills “SOAP” Notes” 2010-2013
  • Presented to 3rd year students during board reviews, “Interview Tips for the Residency Applicant” June 2009
  • CME Lecture/Presentation 11th Annual EM Review, Tulsa, OK “Diabetic Emergencies” June 8th, 2008
  • Monthly lectures to 3rd year OSU-CHS students on Family Medicine Rotation at HCC – “Medical Documentation and Soap Notes; Hormone Replacement Therapy”
  • Resident Academics lectures “Practice Management, Women’s Health, Labor and Delivery, Antenatal Testing, Preterm Labor, AOA Core Competencies”
  • HPDP 2nd year lecture “Preventing Unplanned Pregnancy”
  • Clinical Problem Solving Group Leader, OSU-CHS 2004-2008
  • Curriculum Development  - Radiology Module – web based student learning in CPS Course


  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
  • Osteopathic Founders Foundation
  • Oklahoma Osteopathic Association
  • Tulsa Osteopathic Medical Society


  • Fowler, M., Thurman, C. “Post-influenza A methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus pneumonia.” OSU Research Day Poster Presentation 2014
  • Co-PI HRSA Pre-doc rural program – funded 2011-present
  • CPCi Program Grant: HCC pilot clinic team leader 2013-present
  • SPIN Kaiser Grant PI/Director 2013-present
  • Principal Investigator on HRSA Teaching Health Centers Grant for residency funding in primary care, Tulsa area – funded 2011-present
  • Manuscript peer reviewer – American Family Physician 2011-present
  • Sub-Investigator in randomized, international, double –blinded study with Merck evaluating a Multivalent HPV vaccine – Clinical Phase IIb/III; in data gathering phase. 2010-2013
  • Grant Award: Sub-Investigator “Science to Service” local prospective study evaluating a screening tool for depression and substance abuse. In collab. with Dr. Wansley, Dr. Bost, Dr. Cotton
  • Gambrill, C., Thurman, C., Sherman, S. Faculty Advisor in winning Poster presentation OSU Research Day 2009, “Illicit Drug use with correlates in a local pregnant population.”
  • Clark, L., Eddy, S., Stewart, J., Stone, S., Thurman, C. Journal of International Academic Medical Student Educators. June 2008 “Fourth-year Medical Students as PBL Facilitators”
  • Co-Principle Investigator on Donald W. Reynolds Foundation Grant for Geriatrics training – 2 million dollars over 4 years – submitted July 1, 2008
  • Thurman, C., Stewart, J., Clark, L., April 2008 Poster Presentation AACOM/AODME national meeting in St. Louis, MO; OSU-CHS Research Day, Tulsa, OK – “Fourth year students as PBL Tutors”
  • Clark, L. Oklahoma State University, Thurman, C. Oklahoma State University, Academic Exchange Quarterly. Winter 2006:205. “Tutorless PBL Groups in a Medical School”
  • Clark, L., Thurman, C. Poster Presentation 2006, Oklahoma City, OK “Tutorless PBL Groups”
  • Participant – HRSA Grant to the Department of Family Medicine, Developing a research infrastructure. 2004-2007
  • Meurer LN, Jamieson B, Thurman C. J Fam Pract. 2006 May;55(5):437,440. “What is the appropriate use of sunscreen in infants and children?”
  • Kim, JooHee, Thurman, Christopher, 2005 Poster Presentation, Co-Author – “AOA Core Competency paper evaluation development”
  • Thurman, Christopher, Kim, JooHee, 2004 Poster Presentation, Primary Author  - Presenter at AACOM national meeting in Baltimore – “MED-360 evaluation tool”
  • Co-Investigator in AOA Competency Modeling Project, Henley, C., Wen, F., Kim, J. 2003
  • Co-Investigator in AOA Competency Assessment Project, 2003


  • Chairman Department of Family Medicine OSU-CHS (2008-present)
  • Curriculum Advisory Committee
  • Academic Standards Committee
  • OSU-MC Credentials Committee
  • EHR selection group – OSU-CHS
  • HER steering committee – OSU-CHS
  • MyHealth HIE Clinical Quality Committee
  • Phase III Curriculum Steering Committee
  • Phase II Curriculum Revision Committee Co-Chair
  • Rural Track Transitions Course Development Group
  • ACOFP Congress of Delegates Representative for Oklahoma 2013
  • Clinician Member – Phase II Basic Sciences Foundation Course
  • Clinician Member – Phase II Neurology System
  • Impact Grant Program/Health Policy
  • Interim DME for Tulsa OMECO THC Programs (FM, Peds, OB)
  • Program Director for Tulsa OMECO THC FM Program
  • ACOFP Congress of Delegates Representative for Oklahoma 2011
  • ACOFP Poster Presentation Judge 2011 Convention San Antonio
  • OSU Research Day Judge Feb 25th 2011
  • Faculty Mentor – Academic Standards Committee – CHS
  • OSU Advocates for Institutional Advancement – CHS
  • Budget and Benefits Committee – CHS
  • Student Selection Committee – OSU-CHS
  • Research Committee – OSU-CHS
  • Family Medicine Residency Interview and Selection Committee
  • Research Subcommittee on Lab Space Allocation – OSU-CHS
  • Faculty Council Chairman for P&T Advancement to Full Professorship in the Dept of Pediatrics
  • Faculty Council Member for P&T Advancement to Associate Professor with Tenure in the Dept of OB/GYN
  • Chairman Department of Family Medicine OSU MC (2009-2011)
  • Medical Executive Committee – OSUMC (2009-2011)
  • OMECO Research Subcommittee Chairman
  • CQI Committee – OSU-CHS
  • Faculty Affairs Committee – OSU-CHS
  • IRB Mentoring Subcommittee – OSU-CHS
  • Associate Dean of Research Search Committee
  • Family Medicine Chairman Search Committee – Chair
  • Pediatrics Chairman Search Committee – OSU-CHS
  • Vice Chairman Family Medicine Department of OSU MC
  • Infectious Disease Committee – OSU MC


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