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Oklahoma leader in family medicine brings expertise in patient care and teaching to his new role

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Dr. Tomás Owens Named Vice President of AAFP Foundation Board of Trustees

TomPhoto of Tomas Ownes, M.D.ás Owens, M.D., of Edmond, Okla., is adding a new title to his long list of accomplishments: Owens is now vice president of the Board of Trustees for the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Foundation. The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the AAFP, one of the world’s largest medical organizations, representing family doctors throughout the U.S. and the world. 

“Trustees are the AAFP Foundation’s most important advocates, and we’re delighted that Tomás is willing to serve in this leadership position,” said Rebecca Jaffe, M.D., president of the AAFP Foundation. “Our trustees help ensure that the field of family medicine thrives, today and in the future. As a doctor and a teacher, Tomás brings essential strengths to our board.”

Currently, Owens is director and practicing full-scope family doctor at INTEGRIS Great Plains Family Medicine, an Oklahoma City-area residency program. He is also the chair of family medicine and vice president of the medical staff officers at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center. Owens is the senior delegate for the Oklahoma chapter of the AAFP and served many years as OAFP president and delegate for the National Conference of Constituency Leaders. He is very active in teaching medical students and the public, and volunteers for several boards, his state medical association, and patient service projects in Edmond. 

As a member of the AAFP Foundation Board of Trustees, his responsibilities include fundraising, identifying short-term and long-term priorities and goals, establishing policies to guide the Foundation, and actively participating on at least three committees.
 

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