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Arlen Foulks, DO

Arlen Foulks, DO

Assistant Professor
Medical Director of NeoFlight Neonatal Transport Service
Assistant Medical Director, Level 2 NICU at St. Anthony Hospital
Chair of American Osteopathic Board of Pediatrics (AOBP)
Chair of the Neonatal Exam Committee on the AOBP
Adjunct Clinical Assistance Professor in Pediatrics at OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine and Center of Health Sciences

1200 North Everett Drive; ETNP 7504
Oklahoma City, OK 73104


Resuscitation, Airway Management, Telemedicine, and Pediatric/Neonatal Transport

Languages Spoken: English

Fun Fact: "Big fan of Star Wars and OKC Thunder Basketball"

Academic Section(s):

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine


Oklahoma State University, Center for Health Sciences, DO - 2005 
Pediatric Residency: Oklahoma State University, Center for Health Sciences - 2008  
Fellowship: University of Texas Medical Branch, Neonatal-Perinatal - 2009 
Fellowship: University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Neonatal-Perinatal - 2011 

Board Certification(s):

AOBP Board Certified in Neonatology
AOBP Board Certified in Pediatrics

Clinical/Research Interests:

Dr Foulks interests in research have been mainly focused in ways to reach and provide medical services in rural areas of the state. His work in investigating acquired CMV through mother’s breast milk was a poster presentation at both SSPR and PAS and was he was awarded a Travel Award for his poster presentation at SSPR in 2012. Dr Foulks worked with Dr Makkar on telemedicine neonatal service to a portion of the state in Oklahoma that was deficit in this much needed service and has helped keep babies closer to their parents and home. Dr Foulks is currently working with Dr Sandhu and Dr Makkar in providing telemedicine help on neonatal transports and will hopefully be utilized further with pediatric transports.

Select Honors & Accomplishments:

2012 - Travel Award for Southern Society Pediatric Research (SSPR) 2012

Select Publications:

  • Shah BA, Foulks A, Lapadula MC, McCoy M, Hallford G, Bedwell S, DeShea L, Szyld E. Laryngeal Mask Use in the Neonatal Population: A Survey of Practice Providers at a Regional Tertiary Care Center in the United States. Am J Perinatol. 2021 Nov 2. doi: 10.1055/s-0041-1736662. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34729719.
  • Makkar A, McCoy M, Hallford G, Foulks A, Anderson M, Milam J, Wehrer M, Doerfler E, Szyld E. Evaluation of Neonatal Services Provided in a Level II NICU Utilizing Hybrid Telemedicine: A Prospective Study. Telemed J E Health. 2020 Feb;26(2):176-183. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2018.0262. Epub 2019 Nov 1. PMID: 30835166; PMCID: PMC7044771.