Jeffrey Alderman, M.D., M.S. - The University of Tulsa
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Jeffrey Alderman, M.D., M.S.

Assistant Dean for Medical Education

Associate Professor

Barbara Yetter Roth Chair in Community Medicine


Jeffrey Alderman, M.D., M.S., is associate professor of community medicine at The University of Tulsa. He is a teacher and student of health policy and public health – focusing on ways to improve care outcomes for Tulsa’s increasingly diverse population. Before joining the TU faculty in 2016, Dr. Alderman spent 14 years teaching at the University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine in Tulsa. He is a long-time hospice and palliative medicine physician in the local community, where he continues to provide end-of-life care and hospice services. A proud father of four children, Dr. Alderman is also an avid traveler, cyclist, and fan of Tulsa’s live music scene.

Awards and Honors

The University of Tulsa – Oxley College of Health Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Tulsa TEDx Speaker, University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine Presidential Leadership Award for Dignity and Compassion, University of Oklahoma Crimson Apple Award for Teaching Excellence, Clarehouse Community Leadership Award for End-of-Life Care Excellence, Fellow – American College of Physicians


  • M.D., George Washington University
  • M.S., Dartmouth College
  • B.A., Johns Hopkins University

Research interests and areas of expertise

  • Health care delivery systems
  • Public health
  • Palliative medicine
  • End-of-life care
  • Communications in health care
  • Health care policy
  • Behavioral health care