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Board-Certified Psychiatrist Joins Stephenson Cancer Center

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - Campus News -

Jedidiah Perdue, M.D., M.P.H., a board-certified psychiatrist established his practice with the Stephenson Cancer Center. He serves as director of mental health for the Cancer Center and has been named an assistant professor for the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Psychiatrists are medical doctors specifically trained in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.

Perdue completed a psychiatry residency and served as chief resident at Duke University Medical Center. He earned his medical degree at OU College of Medicine. He earned a master’s of public health degree in biostatistics from the OU College of Public Health and earned his undergraduate degree in psychology at OU in Norman.

Perdue is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, Oklahoma Psychiatric Physicians Association, American Psychosocial Oncology Society and National Council for Behavioral Health. He serves as president of the Central Oklahoma Psychiatric Society.

Perdue sees patients at the Stephenson Cancer Center on the OU Health Sciences Center campus.

Oklahoma’s only comprehensive academic cancer center, the Stephenson Cancer Center at the University of Oklahoma is a nationally noted leader in research and patient care. The Stephenson Cancer Center annually ranks among the top two cancer centers in the nation for patients participating in National Cancer Institute-sponsored treatment trials, and it is one of 30 designated lead centers nationally in the Institute’s National Clinical Trials Network. In collaboration with the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust, the Stephenson Cancer Center is decreasing the burden of cancer in Oklahoma by supporting innovative laboratory, clinical and populations-based research. The Stephenson Cancer Center has 250 research members who are conducting more than 215 cancer research projects at institutions across Oklahoma. This research is supported by $48.3 million in annual funding from the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society and other sponsors.

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