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Program Director Welcome

robbins halIt is with great pleasure that I invite you to apply to the Oklahoma State University Residency Training Program in General Surgery. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to cultivating the academic surgical leaders of the future. Our educational curriculum combines clinical, technical, didactic and scientific training components in order to provide trainees with a well-rounded experience.


Upon completion of our program, graduates are highly trained surgeons with access to the complete range of surgical career opportunities including additional fellowship training and careers in academic surgical practice.



Hal Robbins, D.O. 
Program Director 

Program Description

The General Surgery Residency Program at OSU Center for Health Sciences is a comprehensive, five-year program designed to produce a well-rounded surgeon ready for active practice upon graduation or advancement to a specialty surgery fellowship. 


Our primary teaching hospital is the OSU Medical Center. Residents also rotate at various training sites during their residency including St. Francis Hospital, Hillcrest Medical Center, Integris Baptist Hospital – Oklahoma City, St. John Hospital and Bailey Medical Center.


Resident responsibilities include active patient management (both medical and surgical), participation in surgical didactics, performance of research, and involvement in training of third and fourth year medical students and off-service interns.


Surgery residents gain valuable experience surgical fields such as advanced laparoscopy, colorectal, endocrine, breast, robotics, endoscopy, chronic wound care, bariatrics, plastics, thoracic, cardiovascular, vascular, transplant, pediatric, oncologic, hepatobiliary, burn, research, and trauma


Michael Thomas, M.D., FACS

Michael Thomas, M.D., FACS

Chairman, Department of SurgeryClinical Associate Professor of Surgery

Brian Diener, D.O., FACOS

Brian Diener, D.O., FACOS

Vice-Chairman, Department of SurgeryProfessor of Surgery

Adam Bradley, D.O.

Adam Bradley, D.O.

Assistant Professor of SurgeryAssistant Residency Program DirectorCoordinator of Fourth Year Electives and Physician Assistant Studies

Hal Robbins, D.O., FACOS

Hal Robbins, D.O., FACOS

Assistant Professor of SurgerySurgery Resident Program Director

Staff - Karen Muse

Practice AdministratorPhone: 918-747-5322Fax: 918-746-7604

Staff - Kimbra Freeman, LPN CPC

Residency Program/Student CoordinatorPhone: 918-747-5322Fax: 918-746-7604


 Salary effective January 1, 2022
Title Salary
PGY 1 $53,888.00
PGY 2 $55,722.00
PGY 3 $57,705.00
PGY 4 $59,799.00
PGY 5 $61,800.00


  • Sick leave
  • Vacation leave
  • Employee medical/dental insurance - Residents/Fellows will pay a portion of their monthly health insurance premium plan selected by the medical center.
  • Family medical and dental insurance available
  • Optional retirement program
  • Moonlighting available for fully-liscensed residents per program policy
  • Research opportunities available
  • Residents/Fellows will pay a portion of their monthly health insurance premium plan selected by the medical center.
  • Professional Liability insurance is provided by OSU CHS for all residents within the scope of their training
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