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PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASES SPECIALIST JOINS PRACTICE

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Donna L. Tyungu, M.D., a pediatric infectious diseases specialist, has established her practice with OU Children’s Physicians. She has also been named an assistant professor with the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.
Tyungu is board certified in pediatrics and board eligible in pediatric infectious diseases. As an infectious diseases specialist, she see pediatric patients for all types of infectious diseases, with a special interest in tropical medicine, parasitology and HIV. Her research interests include human and environmental Toxocariasis (an infection inadvertently transmitted from animals to humans), other soil transmitted helminths (parasitic worms) and toxoplasmosis (feline parasite resulting in congenital infectious).

Tyungu completed pediatric infectious diseases fellowships at: University of Texas McGovern School of Medicine, Houston and New York University School of Medicine. She has conducted research with the Baylor University National School of Tropical Medicine, Houston. She completed an internal medicine-pediatrics residency at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Tulsa, and served as chief resident. She earned her medical degree at Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine, East Lansing.

Tyungu is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Physicians, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
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.

More than 320 of these doctors and advanced practice providers have 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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