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

Joan E. Stewart, D.O., M.P.H.


Associate Dean for Clinical Education 
Professor of Family Medicine

Room A-120


Pre-med Studies
University of Tulsa
Tulsa, OK

Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene 
University of Missouri
Kansas City, MO

Major: Biology 
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO

Postgraduate Education

Master of Public Health in Health Administration
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center 
Master of Public Health-Department of Health Policy and Administration 
Norman, OK

Rotating Internship 
Tulsa Regional Medical Center (TRMC) 
Tulsa, OK

D.O. (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) 
Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (OSU-COM)
Tulsa, OK


May 1995
Board Certified, Family Practice 
American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians

July 1986
Diplomat, National Board of Examiners for Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery


  • Oklahoma
  • Missouri


  • American Osteopathic Association
  • Oklahoma Chapter of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
  • Oklahoma Osteopathic Association
  • Tulsa Osteopathic Medical Society
  • Association of Standardized Patient Educators
  • American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
  • American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Association of Osteopathic Directors and Medical Educators

Employment History

July 2011 - present
Professor of Family Medicine
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
Tulsa, Oklahoma

June 2005 - November 2005                            
Interim Senior Associate Dean
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
Tulsa, Oklahoma

October 2004 - present
Associate Dean for Clinical Education and Director of Medical Education
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences (OSU-CHS)
Tulsa, OK

July 2003 - October 2004
Interim Associate Dean for Clinical Education 
Tulsa, OK

July 2000 - June 30, 2011
Associate Professor of Family Medicine 
Department of Family Medicine, OSU-COM 
Tulsa, OK

July 1995 - June 2000
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine 
Department of Family Medicine, OSU-COM
Tulsa, OK

August 1992 - May 1995 
Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine 
Department of Family Medicine, OSU-COM
Tulsa, OK

July 1991 - February 1992
Occupational Medicine 
WorkMed - St. John Medical Center 
Tulsa, OK

October 1988 - July 1991
Medical Director
CrestMed - Hillcrest Medical Center 
Broken Arrow, OK

October 1987 - October 1988
Family Practice 
CrestMed - Hillcrest Medical Center 
Broken Arrow, OK

August 1986 - October 1987
Minor Emergency/Occupational Medicine 
Muskogee Immediate Care, Inc. 
Muskogee, OK

Patient Care and Clinical Teaching

Clinical Problem Exams, Coordinator
Includes case development and student feedback sessions

Interim Director
OSU Women’s Health Center

Attend Patients 
Osage Clinic and Health Education Center

Clinical Performance Exams

Course Coordinator and Facilitator
Clinical Problem Solving I and II to include planning, development, and implementation of course and materials

Attend patients and supervise fourth year students, interns, and residents 
Health Care Center in Family Medicine Department and Women’s Health Center

Practicum Instructor and Lecturer
Clinical Skills I and III

OSU Committees

2010-present                                   Curriculum Revision Leadership Committee

2010-present                                    Executive Committee on Educational Policy

2009                                                Unit Administrator, Family Medicine Faculty, Promotion and Tenure

2008-2010                                       Co-Chairman, Curriculum Revision Phase I Committee

2008                                               Served on OSU-CHS AOA Accreditation  Self-Study Curriculum Steering Group

2007-present                                   Chairman, Joint Ethics Task Force

2006-present                                   Class Size Task Force

2006-2008                                      Unit Administrator, College Wide Promotion and Tenure Committee

2005-present                                  Council of Clinical Chairs

2005-2008                                      Management Team

2003-present                                  Chair of Student Selection Committee

2003-present                                  Academic Deans Council

2003-present, 1995-99                   Curriculum Committee         

2003                                             Chair, Academic Standards Committee
Promotion and Tenure Committee

2001-2003                                      Faculty Affairs Committee

2001-2002                                      Academic Standards Committee

1997-2003                                      Task Force of the OSU-COM Women’s Center

1995, 1997                                     Second Year Steering Committee

External Committees / Task Forces

2010-present                                   Simulation Subcommittee of the Oklahoma Health Care Workforce Center

2007-present                                   Graduate Medical Education Committee – OSU Medical Center

2005-2007                                       Member of the Governor’s Health Care Workforce Resources Task Force
Appointed by Governor Brad Henry

2003-present                                   Rural Scholarship Subcommittee of the Physician Manpower Training Commission

Search Committees

Director of Admissions
Academic Skills & Career Development Counselor

OB/Gynecology Department Chairman

Dean of Biomedical Science

Emergency Medicine faculty positions

Faculty Member, Pediatric Department 
Faculty, Department of Family Medicine
Research Scientist, Department of Family Medicine

Family Medicine Faculty Member

Medical Educator, Department of Family Medicine

Family Medicine Faculty Member
Research Scientist, Department of Family Medicine
Medical Educator, Department of Family Medicine

Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine

Awards and Honors

Outstanding Student Award
College of Public Health
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society
The University of Oklahoma Chapter

American Medical Women’s Association 
Gender Equity Award

Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

American Medical Women’s Association
Gender Equity Award

Sigma Sigma Phi
National Osteopathic Honor Society


Bridge Program Evaluation:  The Efficacy of an Alternative Admissions Program at
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
Principle Investigator:  Johnathan Franklin, M.S.
Co-investigator:  Joan Stewart, D.O., M.P.H.

Title – Fourth Year Medical Students as PBL Tutors
Principle investigator, Laurie Clark, D.O.
Co-investigator, Joan Stewart, D.O.

Clark, LC, Eddy, WS, Stewart, J, Stone, S M, Thurman, CC, “Fourth Year Medical Students as PBL Tutors” , Journal of International Association of Scientific Medical Educators, June 2008

Neel J, Stevens V, Stewart J. "Obsessive Compulsive Disorder-Identification, Neurobiology, and Treatment" JAOA, February 2002, Vol. 102, No. 2, p. 81

Turner S, Stewart J, Alexopulos J, Hill J. "Irritable Bowel Syndrome" Current Review of Pain 2000, Vol. 4, No. 1.

June 1999
Stewart, J. "The Truth about Peanut Allergies," The OSU Family Physician Newsletter, June 1999: Vol. 1, No. 3, p 4.

Work in Progress

Manuscript, Stevens, V.M., Stewart, J., & Stetson, B., "Treating Patients with Nicotine Dependence"

Scholarly Activity and Presentations

Developed Early Clinical Experience Program for first year medical students

Clinical Performance Exam - Grade encounters and give feedback to students in preparation for the NBOME COMLEX  Level 2 Performance Evaluation

Developed curriculum for Clinical Performance Exams including purchasing video and recording equipment, developed evaluation tools, student feedback checklists and cases

Chairman, Joint Ethics Task Force created Ethics Seminar Series for students, Ethics Seminars for residents.  Currently working to introduce “Partners in Professionalism” for second year students and a new ethics section for orientation of new students

Course Coordinator and facilitator for Clinical Problem Solving I & II

Developed policies and structure for Clinical Problem Solving Courses I & II

Practicum instructor and lecturer for Clinical Skills I & III

December 2009
Presentation on “Admissions Process” to Oklahoma Osteopathic Association

November 2009
COMLEX Update for mentors of student board failures

September 2009
Co-presenter with Dennis Baker,Ph.D.,  OMECO Faculty Development session on “Characteristics of Effective Clinical Teachers: An Introduction and Overview”

March 2009
Presentation on “Curriculum Revision”, Management Team Retreat

September 2008
Presentation on “Curriculum Revision” at Joint Chairs/Management Team Retreat

August 2008
Presentation on “Teaching the Teachers to Teach” at OOA Summer Conference, Oklahoma City, OK with Machelle Davison, Ed.D. and Vicky Pace, M.Ed.

April 2008
Poster presentation  with Clark, L, Eddy, WS, and Thurman, CC,  American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Annual Meeting St. Louis, MO, “Fourth Year Medical Students as PBL Tutors”

Oct 2006/Sept. 2007
Speaker, Medicine in the 21st Century Honors Class, OSU-Stillwater, “Peanut Allergy”

March 2005
Speaker, TV Channel 23, “Food Allergies”

Feb. 2004
Speaker, Admitted Student Day – Clinical Curriculum

Oct. 2002
Speaker, Oklahoma Psychological Assn Annual Convention, "Current Issues in the Treatment of Tobacco Dependence"

April 2000-2003
MEDxtravaganza, Clinical Sciences Curriculum Overview

March 1999
"Diagnosis, Treatment, and Living with Graves Disease", Graves Disease Support Group

Fall 1999
Medical Minute, "Peanut Allergies"

May 1998
Participant, National workshop on mentoring sponsored by the U.S. Public Health Services Office on Women’s Health – Washington, D.C.

Aug. 1998-present
Speaker, Faculty Development Workshop
University of Tulsa School for Gifted Children
"Food Allergies and Anaphylaxis"

Fall 1998
Medical Minute, "Peanut Allergies in School and Childcare Settings"

March 1998 
Reviewer, Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA)

Feb. 1998
National Board Topic Evaluator, NBOME

Fall 1997 
Medical Minute, "Preventing Falls in the Elderly"

June 1997 
Speaker, Family Medicine Faculty Development Workshop

March 1997
Faculty Spokesperson, Dedication Ceremony for the Center for Advanced Medical Education

February 1997
Stewart, J., DeFelice, D., Cardador, M.T., Alexopulos, J. & Rosenbaum, M.E. (1997) Developing an Integrated Primary Care Curriculum. Paper presented at the Annual Predoctoral Education Conference sponsored by the Society for Teachers in Family Medicine, Orlando, FL.

Presented Annual Faculty Development for Clinical Problem Solving facilitators


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