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OK Ethics Presents: John Henning, Schumann, M.D.
Thursday, February 11, 2021, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM CDT
Category: OK Ethics Presents

OK Ethics Presents:  

"How Medical Ethics Can Inform Business Ethics"


John Henning Schumann, M.D.
University of Oklahoma Tulsa

 Thursday, February 11, 2021 

11:30 - 12:30

Recommended for 1 CPE in Ethics at the basic level. 

Program is suitable at the basic level for individuals who have routine interactions with others that could potentially lead to contentious conversations. OK Ethics makes no guarantees as it is up to the individual practitioner to determine relevance to their specific area of practice.

Program Description:

Medical ethics is concerned with individual autonomy, caregiving, resolving conflicts, and above all, aiming to bring about healing and comfort. A primary care physician, Dr. Schumann completed additional training in medical ethics and has written about and taught its underlying principles to medical students, fellow physicians and community members for fifteen years. In this talk, he will share a framework for ethical medical decision making and how it can be used to inform business practice.

Key takeaways:

- Demonstrate the principles of medical ethics and how they inform business.
- Sketch how the medical industry often strays from sound business ethics.
- Analyze how ethical principles have been used throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

About the speaker:

John H. Schumann, MD became President of OU-Tulsa in 2015. He previously served as Associate Professor, Residency Program Director, and Vice Chair of Education for the Department of Internal Medicine. He also holds the Gussman Endowed Chair in Internal Medicine at OU’s School of Community Medicine.

Dr. Schumann earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from Yale University. Following graduation, he worked for the United States Information Agency in Washington, D.C.

After shifting his focus to medicine, he earned his MD from Case Western Reserve University in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. He completed residency at Cambridge Hospital in Massachusetts, where he served as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine.
After a year as a faculty physician with the Cambridge Health Alliance, he moved with his family to the south side of Chicago, where he joined the faculty at the University of Chicago in 2002.

Dr. Schumann then completed a fellowship in clinical medical ethics at the University of Chicago’s MacLean Center, after which he became a faculty affiliate. He also co-chaired the faculty advisory board of the university’s Human Rights Program, for which he developed and taught a multi-disciplinary course entitled “Health and Human Rights.”

His scholarly work includes research and advocacy on the ethics of profit-driven commercial screening tests and analyses of patients that leave hospitals ‘against medical advice.’

Dr. Schumann has authored the blog GlassHospital since 2010, writing monthly posts aimed at demystifying medicine and bringing transparency to health care and policy for lay audiences. His essays are frequently picked-up by leading national health and patient advocacy blogs. He has also written for national publications such as The Atlantic, Slate, Reader’s Digest, and NPR’s health blog, Shots.

He is also the developer, co-producer and host of the StudioTulsa program “Medical Mondays” on Tulsa’s local NPR station, KWGS 89.5-FM. His weekly show explores health care and the human condition. He has also contributed to the national NPR radio programs, “Marketplace” and “All Things Considered.”

Dr. Schumann serves on the board of directors for a variety of community organizations including Tulsa Regional Chamber, Tulsa Area United Way, Oklahoma Policy Institute, OCCJ, Sustainable Tulsa, Congregation B'nai Emunah, 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission, Tulsa Literacy Coalition, Tulsa CARES and Impact Tulsa.

Dr. Schumann is married to Dr. Sarah-Anne Henning Schumann, a family doctor and board member of the Tulsa Health Department. Together they have a daughter, Noa, and a son, Jesse.

Have questions or need additional information, contact [email protected].


Click below to register by noon, Tuesday, February 9:


($15 Non Pre-paid Members*, $25 Non Members) 

*Pre-paid members will receive double the amount of pre-paid registrations to this Zoom event!






Contact: [email protected]