Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President
Dr. Stephens is a native Oklahoman who earned his doctorate in pharmacy from the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy (OU-COP) in 1999. He completed his fellowship in infectious diseases at OU-COP. Dr. Stephens was an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at OU Health Sciences Center for 4 years before joining the Department of Internal Medicine at OSU Center for Health Sciences in January 2006. At OSU-CHS, he was an avid researcher and educator in the areas of AIDS and infectious diseases before taking on increased administrative responsibilities, first as Vice Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine and then as Assistant Dean of Research. In 2014, he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer and interim Vice President of Research. In 2016, he was promoted to his current role as Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of OSU-CHS. Dr. Stephens has his undergraduate degree in pharmacy from the University of Oklahoma.