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Dr. J. Martin Beal. joined Tulsa OB-GYN Associates in 2009 after ten very successful years as a tenured Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Tulsa OB-GYN benefits tremendously as a group from all of his exceptional skills and talents, and better serves our patients with his knowledge.

Dr. Beal completed his bachelor’s degree in English Literature with honors in 1986 at the University of Oklahoma. Deeply inspired by poet and physician, William Carlos Williams, Dr. Beal chose to pursue his medical degree in order to have “box seat tickets in the theater of life.” What a better way to view life at its finest than to assist in the delivery of beautiful babies!
 


Dr. Beal completed his medical degree in 1993 from Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, a general rotating internship at Tulsa Regional Medical Center in 1994, and his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1998 at Tulsa Regional Medical Center. Dr. Beal passed the American Osteopathic Board Of Obstetrics And Gynecology in 1999 and became board certified in 2003.

In 1998, Dr. Beal accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine. From July 2003 to May 2008, he served as a tenured Associate Professor at OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine. During that period of time, he was also the Residency Program Director of TRMC.

While a student, as well as an educator, Dr. Beal earned numerous awards, including:
 - Graduated with honors in English Literature from the University of Oklahoma

 - Received the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence
 - Received the Outstanding Educator Award (2003 and 2005)
 - Was Specialty Lecturer of the Year (2008)
 - In 2008 he was inducted into the AOA Mentor Hall of Fame

As a physician, Dr. Beal has had several hospital and staff appointments, including:
 - St. John Medical Center, active staff

 - Tulsa Regional Medical Center, active staff (1998 – 2009)
 - Southcrest Medical Center, courtesy staff (1999 – 2009)
 - Member, Maternal Child M&M Committee (1999 – 2000)
 - Chair, Maternal Child M&M Committee, TRMC (2000 – 2005)
 - Member, Credentials Committee, TRMC (2000 – 2005)
 - Member, OB-GYN Department, TRMC (1998 – 2009)
 - Member, Medical Education Committee, TRMC (1999 – 2007)
 - OMECO, OGME Committee, OSU-COM (2000 – 2002)
 - Elected member, Osteopathic Founders Foundation (2004 – 2010)
 - Member, Long-Term Planning Committee, Osteopathic Founders Foundation (2004 – 2008)
 - Member, Executive Committee, Osteopathic Founders Foundation (2004 – 2010)
 - Member, Medical Education Committee, Osteopathic Founders Foundation (2004 – current)
 - Member, ACOOG Strategic Planning Committee (2007 – 2010)
 - Chair, Osteopathic Founders Foundation (2008)
 - Member, St. John Medical Center Operating Room committee (2012 – current)
 - Board of Directors, Tulsa Ob-Gyn Associates, Inc. (2010 – present)
 - President, Tulsa Ob/Gyn Society (2012 – 2013)
 - President-Elect, , Tulsa Ob/Gyn Society (2011 -- 2012)
 - Secretary/Treasurer, Tulsa Ob/Gyn Society (2010 – 2011)

Dr. Beal has also contributed to the research and publication of several medical journal articles, including:
 - Endocrine Factors and Postpartum Depression published in The Journal of Reproductive Medicine, 2003 edition.

 - Correlation of Visual Analog Scales With Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale published in JAD June 2005 edition.
 - Retrospective Investigation of Risk Factors for Postpartum Depression published in
     The Journal of Reproductive Medicine, 2008 edition

 - Relationship of Postpartum Depression to Planned Versus Emergent Cesarean Section.
 - Relationship of Various Hormone Levels and Postpartum Mood Scores, presented at the American College of
     Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 2001 fall conference.

 - Continuous Venous Hemodialysis in a Gravid Patient, presented at the American College of Osteopathic
     Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ Conference in 2001.

 - Upregulation and Downregulation of DNA as Assessed by Microarray in Patients with Endometriosis, 2006.
 - Placental Pathology in Patients with Normal and Low One Hour Glucose Tolerance Testing.
 - Delayed Verses Immediate Cord Clamping and Changes in Fetal Hemoglobin.
 - Brain Naturetic Peptide in Pregnancy and the Puerperium.

As a community service, in 1994 Dr. Beal performed laparoscopic uterine horn ligation of a Siberian Tiger at the Tulsa Zoo. In 1994, he also gave his time and expertise on a medical aid trip to Zaire, Africa to care for Rwanda genocide refugees.

As hobbies, Dr. Beal is a painter and a member of the Becker Brothers Racing Team in the Score International Baja 1000-mile off-road race. He has completed this race multiple times. An avid cyclist and member of Team Tom’s Bicycles Racing Road and cyclecross, he has been team captain since 2009.

Personally, Dr. Beal is a committed family man, married to Dee Ann, and has two children: Kathryn and Noah. He and his family enjoy playing tennis, participating in soccer matches and just hanging out together. Dr. Beal has also been a soccer coach/assistant coach with the Tulsa Parks and Recreation League.