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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma Announces New Affiliate Board Member

May. 10, 2016
Dr. Kayse Shrum, D.O., Affiliate Board of Directors

Tulsa, OK — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma (BCBSOK) recently announced the appointment of Kayse Shrum, D.O. to its Affiliate Board of Directors.

"Kayse's expertise and leadership in health care makes her a great addition to our board," said Ted Haynes, President of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma. "I look forward to working with her as we share a common goal to improve the health and wellbeing of Oklahomans."

Dr. Shrum is the eighth member of the BCBSOK Affiliate Board of Directors. Other members include Gary Trennepohl, Martha Burger, Michael Johnson, Laura Kenny, Ronald King, Marc Milsten, M.D., and Dave Lopez.

Dr. Shrum earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine and began her career as a pediatrician in private practice, being named the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association Rookie Physician of the Year in 2001. She joined the medical school faculty at OSU Center for Health Sciences in 2002 and was named provost of the OSU Center for Health Sciences and dean of OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2011. In 2013, she was named president of OSU Center for Health Sciences, becoming the youngest and first female president and dean of a medical school in the state of Oklahoma, as well as the first OSU Center for Health Sciences graduate to become dean of the college.

Dr. Shrum holds the George Kaiser Family Foundation Chair in Medical Excellence and Service and the Saint Francis Health System Endowed Chair of Pediatrics and Professor of Pediatrics. She serves as chair of the American Osteopathic Board of Pediatrics and as Vice President of the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association. She received the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association's Outstanding & Distinguished Service Award in 2014 and the Tulsa Mayor's Commission on the Status of Women's Pinnacle Award for Health in 2012.

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