Dr. Oken is a
graduate of the University of Maryland with
a B.S. in Zoology and a M.S. in Parasitology.
In 1983, he graduated from the University of
Maryland Medical School with Honors and is a
member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical
Society. He completed his
internship and residency training at the
University of Maryland, followed by an
additional year as Chief Resident. He is
board certified in the specialty of Internal
Medicine by the American Board of Internal
Dr. Oken has
continued to be involved in academic
medicine and is a Clinical Professor of
Medicine at the University of Maryland.
Every Wednesday afternoon for 28 years he
ran the Ambulatory Internal Medicine
Clinic for the Residency Program at the
University of Maryland and was recently
Residents Teaching Award for
service. He is a Fellow of the American
College of Physicians and was previously the
Chairman of the Health and Policy Committee
of the Maryland Chapter. He has also served
on the Howard County Board of Health.
Dr. Oken served
for 14 years as Chairman of Medicine at
Howard County General Hospital, where he is
currently on staff as an Attending
Physician. Dr. Oken has been listed in Best
Doctors of America every year since 1997.
He also continues to do research with
omega-3 fatty acids and has published a
variety of articles in professional journals.