OU-TU School of Community Medicine Announces New Academic and Clinical Leadership

TULSA – The OU-TU School of Community Medicine recently named Audrey Corbett, M.D., as its new Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs. Corbett will also serve the clinical practice at OU Health Physicians Tulsa as Chief Medical Officer.

James M. Herman, M.D., MSPH, professor and Dean of the OU-TU School of Community Medicine in Tulsa, said Corbett is a proven leader, having previously served with distinction as an internal medicine hospitalist, a role she will continue periodically throughout the year.

“Dr. Corbett brings fresh insights and energy to these important leadership positions. I extend my enthusiastic congratulations, with great confidence for our continued growth and success.” Herman also expressed gratitude for the dedication and loyalty of Peter Aran, M.D., the university’s current chief medical officer. With retirement pending, Aran will remain through September as a special advisor to the dean, ensuring a smooth transition.

Board-certified in internal medicine, Corbett earned her medical degree at the University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine in Tulsa, followed by internal medicine residency at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. Before her arrival in Tulsa, Corbett was an instructor of hospitalist medicine, first with the University of Colorado, Aurora, then Beth Israel Deaconess/Harvard Medical School, Boston. In addition to her previous experience as an assistant professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, Corbett has expertise in patient safety and has served on safety committees for the University of Oklahoma and St. John Medical Center, Tulsa.

Corbett is the recipient of numerous awards as a clinician and educator, and has significant contracts, grants and sponsored research projects. Her credits also include a lengthy list of abstracts and presentations to local, regional, national and international audiences as well as a volume of studies published in and scholarly journals.