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Meet Us

Dr. Seki Balogun, Program Director

Seki Balogun, MD, FACP, AGSF, Donald W. Reynolds Professor of Medicine is a board-certified geriatrician and palliative care physician with OU Health in Oklahoma City.  She currently serves as the Vice Chair of Education for the Section of Geriatric Medicine and is also the Director of both the Geriatric Medicine and the Palliative Medicine Fellowship Programs.  Dr. Balogun has several decades of experience as a distinguished clinician educator, training and developing programs for learners at undergraduate and graduate medical education levels.  She is the recipient of several awards including Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., Regional Top Doctors and US News and World Report Top Doctors awards for several years.  She is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and American Geriatrics Society.  She has received several grants for the development of geriatric education programs.  In her clinical role, she has served as medical director at several long-term care facilities for two decades ad is a certified medical director. Her clinical research focuses on chronic kidney disease in the geriatric population and exploring clinical factors that can affect quality of life.  She has authored many publications and most recently was the editor for the book, Care of the Older African Adult.


Dr. Sarah Minor, Assistant Program Director

Sarah Minor, DO, FAAHPM, HMDC, FACOEP, is dually board-certified in Emergency Medicine and Hospice/Palliative Medicine.  She is the Director of Palliative Medicine and Vice Chair of Palliative Medicine at OU Health.  She also serves as the Assistant Program Director (APD) for the Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship program.  Within a primary specialty of emergency medicine, she recognized the need for vital conversations, pain management and end of life care with dignity and sought out additional training in hospice, palliative medicine, and addiction medicine.  Her work as a palliative medicine specialist now revolves around the Supportive Care Clinic at Stephenson Cancer Center and the inpatient palliative medicine consult service at OU Health.  Dr. Minor is a Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians, holding certifications such as Certified Hospice Medical Director (HMDC).  She is a wife, mother of three boys, accomplished flutist, ballroom dancer, and has interests in nutrition, bodybuilding, and aviation.