Nicole Oakman, M.D.

Nicole Oakman, M.D.

  • Pediatrics - General
  • Health Disparities
  • Hospital Medicine


Nicole Oakman, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern. She is a hospitalist at Parkland Memorial Hospital and Children’s Medical Center, and she is also Director of the Internal Medicine Sub-Internship Course. She focuses on health disparities, medical education, and the transition from pediatric to adult care.

Originally from South Carolina, Dr. Oakman received a Bachelor of Science with honors in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology from Yale University. She then earned her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania and completed a residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, where she served as Chief Resident.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2019.

Dr. Oakman’s research interests include the patient experience of hospitalized young adults and the intersection of race and ethnicity with medical education.

She is active in several professional societies, including the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Society of Hospital Medicine.

Personal Note

Dr. Oakman enjoys visiting new places, trying new recipes, and spending time with family and friends.

Education & Training
  • Residency - Baylor College of Medicine (2015-2019), Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
  • Medical School - University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine (2011-2015)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American College of Physicians
  • Society of Hospital Medicine
Books & Publications
  • Patient experience in hospitalized young adults
  • Race and ethnicity in medical education

Clinical Focus

  • Health Disparities
  • Hospital Medicine
  • Medical Education
  • Pediatrics

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