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Pediatric Endocrinologist Joins Harold Hamm Diabetes Center OKLAHOMA CITY – Pediatric Endocrinologist David P. Sparling, M.D., Ph.D., has established his practice with the Harold Hamm Diabetes Center. He has also been named an assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

Pediatric endocrinologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the endocrine system. These may include: diabetes, growth disorders, disorders of cholesterol and triglycerides, disorders of bone and calcium, disorders of early and late puberty, disorders of the pituitary and adrenal glands, childhood obesity and thyroid disorders. 

Sparling is board certified in pediatrics. He completed a pediatric endocrinology fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center, New York, where he also completed a pediatric residency. He earned his medical degree and doctorate at the OU College of Medicine and his undergraduate degree in chemistry, graduating summa cum laude from OU in Norman. 

Sparling is a member of the Society for Pediatric Research, American Diabetes Association, Pediatric Endocrine Society and The Endocrine Society.

For an appointment with a pediatric endocrinologist at OU Children’s Physicians, call (405) 271-3303.

Harold Hamm Diabetes Center is part of OU Medicine. OU Medicine combines the research, education and health care expertise of OU Medical Center, The Children’s Hospital, OU Physicians and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine to establish Oklahoma’s largest and most comprehensive health care system. With more than 600 doctors, OU Physicians is the state’s largest physician group,  encompasses almost every adult and child specialty. OU Physicians serve as faculty at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and train the region’s future physicians. 
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https://news.ouhsc.edu/templates/?z=0&a=1943Mon, 27 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Neonatologist Joins OU Children’s Physicians OKLAHOMA CITY – Neonatologist Birju Shah, M.D., M.P.H., has established his practice with OU Children’s Physicians. Neonatologists are physicians who specialize in the care of newborns. Along with other neonatologists at OU Children's Physicians, he offers comprehensive care for Oklahoma's premature and ill or injured full-term infants. 

Shah is specifically interested in perinatal genomics, developmental biology, infectious immunology and neurophysiology. He is board certified in pediatrics. 

Shah completed a neonatal-perinatal medicine fellowship at Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. He completed a pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia-Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia and an internship at Saint Peter’s University Hospital, New Brunswick, New Jersey. He earned his medical degree in India.

Shah also earned master’s of public health degree from Rutgers School of Public Health, Newark, New Jersey.

Shah also earned master’s of public health degree from Rutgers School of Public Health, Newark, New Jersey and a master’s degree in strategic healthcare management from Rutgers Business School, New Brunswick, New Jersey.

He is a team leader for the American Academy of Pediatrics’ medical home initiative “Supporting Parents of Post-NICU Infants.”  He is also member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and Society of Pediatric Research.

Shah has received several awards including being named "America's Top Pediatrician" and "Doctor of Excellence" by the Leaders in Healthcare Network. His translational research in serious newborn conditions affecting premature neonates has been honored as "Best Clinical Research Award" at International scientific forums including the Pediatric Academic Society meeting and IDweek.

OU Children’s Physicians practice as part of OU Physicians, Oklahoma’s largest physician group. The group encompasses nearly every child and adult medical specialty. 

Nearly 200 of these specialists committed their practices to the care of children. The majority of OU Children’s Physicians are board certified in children’s specialties. Many provide pediatric-specific services unavailable elsewhere in the state. Some have pioneered surgical procedures or innovations in patient care that are world firsts. 

OU Children’s Physicians see patients in their offices at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and other cities around Oklahoma. When hospitalization is necessary, they often admit patients to The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center. Many children with birth defects, critical injuries or serious diseases who can’t be helped elsewhere come to OU Children’s Physicians. Oklahoma doctors and parents rely on OU Children’s Physicians depth of experience, nationally renowned expertise and sensitivity to children’s emotional needs.
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Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician Joins PracticeOKLAHOMA CITY – Ryan S. McKee, M.D., a pediatric emergency medicine physician, has established his practice with OU Children’s Physicians. He sees patients at The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center. 

McKee is board certified in pediatrics and board eligible in pediatric emergency medicine. He completed a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine and a pediatric residency at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri. He earned his medical degree at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He earned his undergraduate degree in zoology, graduating summa cum laude from OU in Norman.

OU Children’s Physicians practice as part of OU Physicians, Oklahoma’s largest physician group. The group encompasses nearly every child and adult medical specialty. 

Nearly 200 of these specialists committed their practices to the care of children. The majority of OU Children’s Physicians are board certified in children’s specialties. Many provide pediatric-specific services unavailable elsewhere in the state. Some have pioneered surgical procedures or innovations in patient care that are world firsts. 

OU Children’s Physicians see patients in their offices at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and other cities around Oklahoma. When hospitalization is necessary, they often admit patients to The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center. Many children with birth defects, critical injuries or serious diseases who can’t be helped elsewhere come to OU Children’s Physicians. Oklahoma doctors and parents rely on OU Children’s Physicians depth of experience, nationally renowned expertise and sensitivity to children’s emotional needs.
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https://news.ouhsc.edu/templates/?z=0&a=1941Mon, 27 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Notice to Certain Gynecology/Urogynecology and Maternal Fetal Medicine PatientsOU Physicians is committed not only to providing quality care, but also to the proper handling and protection of its patients' information.  As part of its commitment to patient privacy, and out of an abundance of caution, OU Physicians is sending letters to certain individuals to notify them of a potential privacy matter. 

On the June 12, 2015, OU Physicians learned that a laptop had been stolen from a physician’s car earlier that day.  The laptop had a list of information on it related to two groups of individuals.  For one group of individuals, the information included  full name, medical record number, date of birth, age, the name and date of a gynecologic or urogynecologic medical procedure, patient account number, and admission and discharge dates for that procedure (if the procedure was an inpatient procedure).  Social Security numbers and credit card numbers were not included. Addresses were not included.  These individuals had gynecologic or urogynecologic procedures at the OU Outpatient Surgery Center or the Presbyterian Tower between January 1, 2009, and December 31, 2014.  The information for other group of individuals included last name and first initial, age, and information related to pregnancy, such as lab results and medications, delivery date, and problem and allergy list.  Social Security numbers, credit card numbers, and birth dates were not included. Addresses were not included. These individuals were inpatients for high risk delivery or pregnancy services at OU Medical Center from approximately September 24, 2014, to May 31, 2015.

The physician immediately contacted the local police; to date, they have been unable to recover the laptop. The police will notify the physician if the laptop is recovered. 

OU Physicians is not aware of any misuse of any of the information or of any actual access to any of the information.  However, OU Physicians takes the matter seriously, so it is notifying the individuals affected by letter.  For those individuals who believe it is necessary and, as an extra measure of security, OU Physicians will provide a one-year subscription to credit monitoring and reporting services.

The University of Oklahoma is continuing to review this situation and is taking additional steps to prevent similar incidents from occurring, such as providing additional training to workforce members and revising certain procedures governing the protection of electronic information. Individuals who believe they may be affected and who have not yet received a letter may contact the University’s Office of Compliance at 405-271-2511 or toll-free at 1-866-836-3150.

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