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 Meet Our Team

Catherine Mims, MD
Program Director

Welcome to our residency program! Here at the Oklahoma University Medical Center, we combine world-class facilities, faculty, staff, and residents with the friendliness and warmth Oklahoma is known for. We infuse this culture throughout our residency program to develop excellent physicians skilled in both internal medicine and pediatrics.

It is our goal to ensure that with our educational environment and your individual skills and passions, we take you from an intern to an excellent physician confident in all settings with a broad range of patients and acuities.

No matter where your interests- primary care, hospitalist, or sub-specialty– we have the faculty, program leadership, and interdisciplinary teams to develop your passion so that you are successful both in residency and in your future work setting.

Between COVID and community discord across the nation, it's more important than ever to be surrounded a trusted, supportive network of friends and colleagues in residency. Even though we will be separated by screens and perhaps thousands of miles in interviews again this year, we are reassured by the success of last year's process. We felt we truly got to know our applicants and they got to know us, and the proof came July 1 with another outstanding class of interns. We approach the match process with transparency and authenticity so we can get to know you and help you see who we are, what sets us apart, and what we value.

We invite you to browse our website or contact us for additional information. We look forward to meeting you...virtually!

Benjamin Upton

Benjamin Upton, MD
Associate Program Director

Welcome to our program! As a recent graduate of the Internal Medicine-Pediatrics residency program here at the University of Oklahoma, I can attest to the quality training and friendly environment that has been nurtured here at OU.

This is my first year as Associate Program Director and I am overjoyed to have joined the leadership team as I love supporting our residents in the exciting and sometimes challenging journey of residency training. I have particular interest in medical education and strive to provide ongoing improvements in the educational experience of our residents. We hope you take the opportunity to learn about our program and please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions we can answer.

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Gray Rivera
Program Coordinator

Welcome to the University of Oklahoma! I have been with the Department of Pediatrics for 8 years now and with the residency department for the last 4 and have loved every minute of it! Knowing that I'm helping to produce the next generation of doctors whose sole goal is to help those in need is the most gratifying experience.