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Natasha BrayNatasha Bray, D.O., MSed, FACOI, FACP

Dean, OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Cherokee Nation


Dr. Bray is Dean of the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Cherokee Nation in Tahlequah. She previously served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at OSU COM at the Cherokee Nation since 2018. Bray also serves as Associate Dean for Accreditation.


Prior to joining OSU Center for Health Sciences, Bray served as the Associate Dean of Clinical Medicine at the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (ARCOM) in Fort Smith, and the Vice President of Academic Affairs/Designated Institutional Official for Broward Health in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 


Bray earned her doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from OSU-COM and went on to the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her internship as the Chief Intern Physician, then completed her residency at Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Affiliated Hospital. 


Bray has extensive experience in the development, accreditation, and delivery of educational programs for both undergraduate and graduate medical education. Bray serves on several national committees and has dedicated her career to medical education as a vehicle to serve vulnerable populations and improve access to quality health care.






Recent News: 


The MATCH: An Interview with Dr. Natasha Bray

Getting to Know the OSU COM at the Cherokee Nation (KWGS)



Douglas NolanDouglas Nolan, D.O.

Associate Dean of Tribal Health Affairs at the Cherokee Nation


Dr. Douglas Nolan is Associate Dean of Tribal Health Affairs for the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Cherokee Nation.


Nolan began his medical career at W.W. Hastings Hospital in 2003. He served as Medical Director there from 2009-2016. Nolan has since served as the diabetes program medical director, graduate education medical director, and the program director for the Family Medicine Residency, a program from which many current Cherokee Nation Health Services physicians were recruited. He is a 2000 graduate of OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine.


Nolan received the IHS National Director’s Award in 2009 and the Thompson Award for Advancement of Healthcare in 2018. 


At the OSU-COM at the Cherokee Nation, he focuses on medical student recruitment and retention, resident program development for tribal nations and advocating for the advancement of tribal health care. 

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