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Meet the Class of 2025!

Caroline Cosner, DO

Medical School:
Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hometown:
Gans, OK

Hogwarts House:
Slytherin

Hobbies:
Cycling, Running, Traveling, Kayaking, Roller blading

Favorite Restaurant in OKC:
Frida SW or Jimmy B's - I still can't choose between the two!!

About Me:
Born and raised in a small town that most people have never heard of in Oklahoma. I love to travel and try new restaurants/foods. I love to cycle and also enjoy running and doing almost activity that involves being outside. Interested in child & adolescent psychiatry. One of my passions is seeing underserved & rural patient populations receive better access to mental health care.

Favorite Thing to Do in OKC:
I've really loved cycling at some of the bike paths along Lake Hefner, Lake Overholster, and the river path in OKC.

Best Thing About the Program:
I have loved everyone that I've gotten to know and work with at this program. Favorite thing is definitely the people!

Jana Gutierrez, MD

Medical School:
UT Health McGovern Medical School

Hometown:
Houston, TX

Hogwarts House:
Hufflepuff

Hobbies:
Traveling, Trying new resaurants, Indoor cycling

Favorite Restaurant in OKC:
Jimmy B's

About Me:
I was born and raised in Houston and finally made my way outside of Texas! Currently live in downtown OKC with my husband. I love traveling, eating good food, and boba. Interested in global mental health and inpatient psych.

Best Thing About the Program:
I've really enjoyed getting to know everyone in the program! There is such a great support system both in and out of the workplace.

Bradley Heldmann, MD

Medical School:
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine

Hometown:
Tulsa, OK

Hogwarts House:
Slytherin

Hobbies:
DnD, Board Games, Video games, ⚽, 🏈, (hut hut hut), fishing, hiking, beer enthusiast, High Fantasy novels, history stuff

Favorite Restaurant in OKC:
Mcnellie's for PINT NIGHT or Waffle House

Best Thing About the Program:
The people

Derek Lehman, MD

Medical School:
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine

Hometown:
Antlers, OK

Hogwarts House:
Ravenclaw

Hobbies:
Game nights, Solo movie dates, Trying not to kill my collection of houseplants, Roller blading, Saying "sportsball" then staring at the ceiling when sports are brought up, and trying new restaurants/breweries

Favorite Restaurant in OKC:
Grey Sweater when I feel really fancy. Otherwise, there are a TON of great places: Tokyo, Picasso Cafe, The Collective, Cheevers, Waffle Champion... I could go on and on

About Me:
Small-town emo kid turned medium-city man that only wears black. Anti-cardio, pro-board game, matcha lattes, and waking up before the sun. Father to one adorable mutt that makes up for her lack of intelligence with extreme cuteness. Passionate about resident advocacy and LGBTQ+ care.

Favorite thing to do in OKC:
Take Khira to all the different parks, going to the May Arts Festivals we have, expliring new restaurants/bars with friends

Best Thing About the Program:
I know it's cliche to say "the people" but there truly is not a single person in this residnecy that I don't feel 100% comfortable around, and I think that's incredibly rare

James Leiker, MD

Medical School:
University of Kansas School of Medicine - Wichita

Hometown:
Haven, KS

Hogwarts House:
Hufflepuff

Hobbies:
Watching movies with my wife and cat, trying new restaurants with family and friends, golfing, making pizza, traveling, video games, Anime

Favorite Restaurant in OKC:
So far, Jimmy B's. Having Whataburger nearby can be a blessing and a curse.

About Me:
I grew up in a small town in Kansas with no intention of becoming a physician. God has a sick sense of humor so now I'm on my way to becoming a psychiatrist (hopefully child and adolescent). My wife and I live in the Mesta Park area with our maine coon cat, Albus. Passions of mine include financial literacy among physicians and making the best pizza this side of the Mississippi.

Favorite thing to do in OKC:
So far, I enjoy going to Remington Park to bet on horses. I presume it will be going to see the Thunder play once the season begins.

Best Thing About the Program:
I cherish the relationships my wife and I have already made with people from our program. The people in our program have a good sense of humor where it makes seeing everyone on Friday's or for random lunches a lot of fun!

Emily Van De Houten, MD

Medical School:
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Hometown:
Moorestown, NJ

Hogwarts House:
Hufflepuff

Hobbies:
Video games, board games, puzzles, museums, true crime documentaries

Favorite Restaurant in OKC:
So many to choose from! Goro Ramen, Frida, Mahogany, Burger Punk

About Me:
Before coming to OKC, I lived on the East Coast in Washington D.C., as well as suburbs of Philadelphia and NYC. I'm currently living in an apartment in Deep Deuce with my husband and our two cats (Coco and Mr. Steve). I'm a huge fan of reality TV, especially the Bachelor/Bachelorette/Bachelor in Paradise shows (this season is awesome!). I like to try different hobbies and have recently started peloton cycling- though I am very much a beginner, I have been loving it!

Favorite thing to do in OKC:
Going to the OKC Zoo

Best Thing About the Program:
This program truly is an inclusive community and as someone from out of state, I immediately felt welcomed. We have the BEST Chief Residents who have created an environment where I feel comfortable reaching out to them with any issues that come up and have already advocated for me several times (making my life less stressful!)