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Profession mourns DO who died in Tulsa mass shooting

Stephanie Husen, DO, a sports medicine physician at Saint Francis – Warren Clinic, died during a recent mass shooting.


Stephanie Husen, DO, a sports medicine physician at Saint Francis – Warren Clinic in Oklahoma, passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at age 48, during a mass shooting at Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa. The following information is from Dr. Husen’s obituary. She was born on Friday, April 19, 1974, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Greg and Joyce (Gleason) Husen.

A 1992 graduate of Ponca City High School in Oklahoma, Dr. Husen received her undergraduate degree at the University of Oklahoma, where she was a member of the Chi Omega Sorority. In 2004, she graduated from the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency at Greenville Memorial Hospital in South Carolina. Dr. Husen joined the team at Saint Francis – Warren Clinic seven years ago. She had a passion for healing and took pride in the care she gave her patients.

Left to cherish her memory are parents Greg and Joyce Husen, brother, Jeffrey Husen and his wife Beth, brother, A.C. Husen and his wife Annie, niece Andi Husen, nephews Nate Husen, Gib Husen, Michael Husen, and Jacob Husen, soulmate Rob Rodgers, and his two children Bennett Rodgers and Sydney Rodgers, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Those who preceded her in death were her grandparents Alfred and Georgiann Husen and Charles and Gertrude Gleason, and her beloved dogs Boomer and Sooner.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made in Stephanie’s name to Pets Helping People – Muddy Paws Pet Grooming, and Oklahoma Westie Rescue Foundation.

The gunman, who was a patient at Saint Francis – Warren Clinic, also shot and killed Preston Phillips, MD, Amanda Glenn, and William Love at Saint Francis Hospital, authorities said during a news conference. Tulsa Police Chief Wendell Franklin said the gunman had recently undergone back surgery and had called the clinic repeatedly complaining of pain.

The news of the Tulsa shooting and death of four people on the campus of Saint Francis Health System was shocking and hit our medical community very hard,” said AOA President Joseph A. Giaimo, DO, and AOA CEO Kevin M. Klauer, DO, EJD, in a statement. “To the families of Stephanie J. Husen, DO; Preston Phillips, MD; Amanda Glenn, and William Love, there are no words that would do justice to this sudden, horrific, and senseless act of violence. The American Osteopathic Association and the entire osteopathic profession stand beside you and grieve with you.”

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