Tomas P Owens, MD
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Born in Panamá, the oldest of 5, to the late Drs. Thomas (family medicine) and Cris Owens (neonatologist), Tomás Owens, Jr., M.D., was the top student of both his Jesuit high school in 1979 and national medical school in 1986. He was the Tertiary care Intern Year 1-1987 and Chief of Interns Year 2-1988.  As Resident and Chief Resident at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Department of Family Medicine in 1991, he was awarded the STFM Resident Teacher Award, the Alan Maxwell Resident of the year Award, and the AMA/Burroughs Wellcome Leadership Award for Resident Physicians.

Dr. Owens received a Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine from the Mayo Clinic in 1993. He is a Clinical Instructor at the Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, and Clinical Professor at the Departments of Internal Medicine, as well as Geriatric Medicine (Founding Member) and Family and Preventive Medicine at the Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Owens was also inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

Dr. Owens served as the Associate (Founding) Director of Great Plains Family Medicine Residency Program since 1995 and is Director since 2018. He leads geriatric care at Epworth Villa, where he has been Medical Director since 2001. Dr. Owens serves as the Chair of Family Medicine and was the founding Director of Palliative Medicine at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center 2005-2010Dr. Owens holds current active certifications in Family Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Sports Medicine, Adolescent Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine, along with Post-Acute and Long- Term Care Medicine; the most certifications held by an American physician.

 

He is past President of the Oklahoma Academy of Family Physicians and is the current Oklahoma national delegate.  He is also the past-president of the Oklahoma City Clinical Society and the Oklahoma County Medical Society. Dr. Owens is the current Chair of the CME Planning Committee for OSMA, as well as a Delegate. He was Oklahoma Councilor for the Southern Medical Association. As a founding contributor faculty member for Clinical Medicine I and II at Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center, Dr. Owens continues to teach on a pro bono basis. He volunteers with INTEGRIS Latino Initiative, Boy Scouts of America Troop 89, his church and the Oklahoma Blood InstituteHe is a member of several boards of directors in the Oklahoma City area and more recently the Independent Transportation Network/Central Oklahoma (a service for elderly drivers) for which he is a founding member.

 

Dr. Owens is married to Tammy Jaqua Owens, RN.  He has a son, Thomas, who is a medical student; and a daughter, Emily, who is an Economics/Business professional.  Both children are graduates of the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Owens likes reading; particularly history and travel literature.  He enjoys spending time with his family; and on rare occasions, he plays some tennis, ping-pong, bowling and pocket billiards. He started taking golf lessons this year.