Nicole Oakman, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern and a member of the Division of Hospital Medicine. She is the 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 in New Haven, Connecticut. She 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, Dr. Oakman 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.

Dr. Oakman 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

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


Medical School
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine (2015)
Baylor College of Medicine (2019), Internal Medicine & Pediatrics

Research Interest

  • Care of hospitalized adults and children
  • Health disparities
  • Medical education
  • Transition from pediatric to adult care


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

A balanced t(10;15) translocation in a male patient with developmental language disorder.
Ercan-Sencicek AG, Davis Wright NR, Sanders SJ, Oakman N, Valdes L, Bakkaloglu B, Doyle N, Yrigollen CM, Morgan TM, Grigorenko EL, Eur J Med Genet 2012 Feb 55 2 128-31
Benthic herbivores are not deterred by brevetoxins produced by the red tide dinoflagellate Karenia brevis.
Sotka EE, McCarty A, Monroe EA, Oakman N, Van Dolah FM, J. Chem. Ecol. 2009 Jul 35 7 851-9

Honors & Awards

  • Women of Excellence
    Baylor College of Medicine (2018)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Society
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American College of Physicians
  • Society of Hospital Medicine