Learn From These Influential Oklahomans
Dr. C. T. ThompsonSurgeon
His career as a surgeon and hospital administrator spanned a time of great social and medical change in the United States.
Dr. Jerry GustafsonSurgeon
After witnessing national tragedy in Dallas in 1963, he settled in Tulsa for a long and distinguished medical career.
Dr. John CoatesNeurosurgeon
His talents took him all over the world, but he returned to Oklahoma to begin his medical practice and raise his family.
Dr. Robert G. PerrymanSurgeon
His family roots run deep in the origin of Tulsa, where he spent 40+ years as a surgeon.
Jim GoodwinOwner of The Oklahoma Eagle Newspaper, Lawyer, Healthcare Leader
James "Jim" Osby Goodwin is the owner of The Oklahoma Eagle, Tulsa's only black-owned newspaper, a prominent lawyer who argued cases for free speech and reparations for the 1921 Race Massacre, and served on the Tulsa City-County Board of Health for over 50 years.
Jim RodgersFounder of Tulsa Spine and Specialty Hospital, Owner of Cain's Ballroom
A great surgeon, a good father, and a man whose indelible legacy includes revitalizing the legendary Cain's Ballroom and founding one of Oklahoma's most successful physician-owned hospitals.
Sister Therese GottschalkSt. John Health System
Selflessly answered calls to serve the catholic church and a Tulsa hospital.
William Warren, Jr.Petroleum to Health Care
From Warran Petroleum to Saint Francis Health System and the philanthrophy of the industry.
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