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


Faculty and Staff

Douglas C. Foster, D.O., F.A.C.O.S.Douglas C. Foster, D.O., F.A.C.O.S.
Associate Professor of Surgery


Education | Internships | Residency | Certificates & Licensure | Honors & Awards | Professional Memberships | Research and Grant | Publications


Oklahoma State University College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Tulsa, Oklahoma  74107
D.O. Degree – 1986

University of Oklahoma College of Arts and Sciences
Norman, Oklahoma  73069
B.A. Degree – 1977


Richmond Heights General Hospital
Richmond Heights, Ohio 44143
General Rotating – 12 months


Community General Osteopathic Hospital                                                
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17105
07/01/1987 – 06/30/1991
Chief Surgical Resident 07/10/1990 – 06/30/1991

Certificates and Licensure

  • Board Certified in General Surgery by the American Board Of Osteopathic Surgeons
  • Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons     
  • Certified by the American Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology
  • State of Oklahoma 2765 (03/16/1989)
  • State Of Arkansas N-8027 (10/02/1990)
  • State of Pennsylvania OS-006373-L (09/14/1987)

Honors and Awards

Outstanding Educator – 2004
Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Grand Marshal – Graduation
Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS)
  • American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
  • Oklahoma Osteopathic Association (OOA)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • Tulsa County Osteopathic Medical Society (TOMS)

Research and Grant

Principal Investigator for Colon Rectal Screening Project of Oklahoma.

Medtronic Neuro-Gastric Stimulation Device Research Project:  A Phase 3, Multi-center, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Parallel-arm Study of the Efficacy and safety of OPC-6535 Tablets in the Treatment of Subjects with Active Ulcerative Colitis. This is in conjunction with Dr. David James.

Research and Grant: 
Comprehensive Cancer Control Network Development and Initiation

Currently Working on NIH Grant to study Native American Cancer Rates in Oklahoma


Foster, D., Crapse, F., “Acute Appendicitis”  The Journal of the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association, Volume 69, No. 6, November, 2004.

Writing “The History of Surgery”  at Oklahoma  Osteopathic Hospital, Tulsa Regional Medical Center and Oklahoma State University.



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