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 Dr Anderson | Dr Carner | Dr Deshpande | Dr Garlapati | Dr Jones
Dr Schwartz | Dr Sharma | Dr Simon | Dr Stenzel


Craig A. Anderson, DO, ABP Certified in General Pediatrics and Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine

Medical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, St. John Medical Center

Dr. Anderson is a 1988 graduate of Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri. His postgraduate training includes: Rotating Internship with Columbia Tulsa Regional Medical Center-Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tulsa, Oklahoma; Pediatric Residency with Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas; and Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship with Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He is currently the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Medical Director with St. John Medical Center and a Neonatologist with Hillcrest Medical Center.  He serves as Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is licensed in Oklahoma and Texas. He is a member of the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Anderson is a respected author and researcher.


Stephanie L. Carner, DO, MHA, AOBP Board Certified in Pediatrics


Dr. Carner is a 2007 graduate of OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Her post-graduate training includes:  Pediatric Residency at OSU Medical Center in Tulsa and Neonatal/Perinatal Fellowship at Wake Forrest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem, North Carolina.  In addition, she also has her Masters in Healthcare Administration from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  She has received numerous honors during her undergraduate training and Medical School.

Dr. Carner is currently a Neonatologist with Hillcrest Medical Center and St. John Medical Center. She serves as an Adjunct Clinical Assistant of Pediatrics with Oklahoma State University, College of Medicine. She is the Medical Director of the NICU at Hillcrest Medical Center.



Shomir Deshpande, MD, FAAP, ABP Certified in General Pediatrics.

Dr Deshpande is a 2010 graduate of the Government Medical College of Bhavnagar, Bhavnagar University, India. He completed his post-graduate training in Pediatrics at The ProMedica Children’s Hospital, University of Toledo, Ohio in 2019. He went on for a Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship at Harbor-UCLA, California; covering Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) Hospitals in 2022. During Fellowship, Dr Deshpande performed basic science research looking at novel therapies to treat pulmonary hypertension in animal models and presented his work at various conferences including the Pediatric Academic Societies and NeoHeart. He was also granted Travel Award for his QI work on enhancing nursing satisfaction by the AAP- SONPM. He has won several awards for teaching throughout his career, most recently the Jim Siedel Fellow Teaching Award in 2020. He also served as the Chief Fellow for 2021-22 at Harbor-UCLA.

He is currently a Neonatologist with St. John Medical Center and Hillcrest Medical Center. He serves as Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics for Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is licensed in Oklahoma and California.



Pranav Garlapati, MD, ABP Certified in General Pediatrics

Dr. Garlapati is a 2015 graduate of Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad, Telangana, India. His postgraduate training includes Pediatric Residency with the University of Florida in Pensacola; and Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship with UC Davis Children’s Hospital in Sacramento, California. He is a member of American Academy of Pediatrics. He is currently a Neonatologist with St. John Medical Center and Hillcrest Medical Center. He serves as Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics for Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is licensed in Oklahoma and California. His research interests include noninvasive monitoring of oxygen and carbon dioxide levels during mechanical ventilation. He has presented at national and regional research meetings.




Michelle L Jones,, DO, ABP Certified in General Pediatrics

Dr. Jones is a 2011 graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center – Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her post-graduate training includes: a 3 year pediatric residency program at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and a 3 year Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Arkansas Children’s Hospital.

Dr Jones is licensed to practice medicine in Oklahoma and Arkansas. Dr. Jones is a respected author and researcher.





Andrea Schwartz, DO, MHP, ABP Board Certified in General Pediatrics

Dr. Andrea Schwartz obtained a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in 2006 from the University of Kansas Medical Center and went on to obtain her Doctor of Osteopathy degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in 2010.  She completed her residency training at the University of Oklahoma – Tulsa in 2013.

Dr. Schwartz is a member of the American Osteopathic Association.  She serves as Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.  She is currently practicing at Hillcrest Medical Center and St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.



Neal K. Sharma, MD, ABP Certified in General Pediatrics

Dr. Sharma is a 2016 graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Tulsa. Born and raised in Tulsa, Dr. Sharma’s postgraduate training includes completion of Pediatrics Residency at the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa in 2019 and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2022, where he served as Chief Fellow of Neonatology. Dr. Sharma is one of the rare neonatal ethicists in the country with his completion of a second fellowship in Clinical Medical Ethics in 2022 at the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago. Dr. Sharma is currently a Neonatologist with St. John Medical Center and Hillcrest Medical Center. He serves as Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics for Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Sharma has won numerous awards and recognitions including: Outstanding Medical Student in Pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma, Outstanding Undergraduate Senior at the University of Tulsa, and the Medicine Wheel Award at the University of Tulsa for meritorious contributions to the Tulsa community. Dr. Sharma is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Gold Humanism Honor Society and is licensed in Oklahoma and Illinois.


Parker L. Simon, DO, MPH, ABP Certified in General Pediatrics and Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine

Medical Director-Hillcrest Medical Center, Peggy V Helmerich Women’s Center NICU

Dr. Simon earned his medical degree from Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences in 2003. He earned a Master’s degree of Public Health in Health Administration and Policy in 2002 from OUHSC-Tulsa. Dr. Simon completed pediatrics residency at OUHSC-Tulsa in 2006 and completed a neonatal-perinatal medicine fellowship at OUHSC-OKC in 2009. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Medical Association and the Oklahoma State University Alumni Association. He is currently practicing neonatology at Hillcrest Medical Center and St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Dr. Simon serves as Adjunct Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Simon received the following awards recently: Research Travel Grant, Mead Johnson Nutritionals, Aspen, CO in 2008; Educational Travel Grant, Southern Society for Pediatric Research, New Orleans, LA in 2009. He was awarded a grant through Department of Pediatrics at OUHSC-OKC to conduct a research trial in prevention of hypothermia in 2007. Dr. Simon has presented his research at local, regional, national and international meetings in both platform and poster formats.


Joel Stenzel, MD, ABP Certified in General Pediatrics and Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine

Dr. Stenzel is a 1986 graduate of the University of Iowa College of Medicine.  He completed his Pediatric Residency at Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa in 1990 and his Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in 1993.   During his training he served at the SIM mission hospital in the African nation of Benin.  After completing his fellowship, Dr. Stenzel has served as attending neonatologist at Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines holding various positions including medical director and NICU transport team director.  Dr. Stenzel served as Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Iowa as an attending neonatologist at the University of Iowa-Genesis NICU in Davenport, Iowa.  His particular interests include respiratory diseases of the newborn, perinatal palliative care and medical-legal issues in neonatology.  Dr. Stenzel is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  He is currently a Neonatologist at St. John’s Medical Center and Hillcrest Medical Center.

 

 

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