The American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF) and the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians (ACOP) are proud to recognize Angela K. Tyson, DO, as the 2018 AOF/ACOP Outstanding Resident of the Year in Pediatrics. Her residency director, Shawna R. Duncan, DO, says “Dr. Tyson stands out among residents as very conscientious, compassionate and caring with a passion for children and osteopathic medicine.”
Dr. Tyson graduated from Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Carolinas Campus, in 2015. She completed a pediatric residency program at Oklahoma State University Medical Center in 2018 and immediately began Neuromuscular Medicine/OMM +1 Residency at the same institution. She was also named the Excellent Physician in Training for Neonatology at Saint Francis Children’s Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Of her training, Dr. Tyson said, “I learned that becoming a pediatrician was not merely learning about pediatric medicine, and that being an osteopathic physician was about much more than OMT. I began to learn my role not only as a pediatrician, but also as a teacher, mentor, counselor, and advocate.”
During her residency, she was the primary investigator for a research study evaluating OMT in newborns with latching difficulties. She serves as the resident representative on the American Academy of Osteopathy’s Louisa Burns Osteopathic Research Committee and has given presentations at local, state, and national meetings.
Dr. Tyson is quick to thank others for guiding her career path. “I have been fortunate to meet many wonderful mentors along the way. I can only hope to be the same mentor for medical students, residents, and peers one day,” she says.