Meet our Faculty!

David C. Teague, ​MD
Don H. O'Donoghue Professor and Chair
Orthopedic Trauma

David C. Teague, MD

Dr. Teague has been a faculty member with the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine since 1994, where he was soon appointed as vice-chairman of the department.  He accepted the Interim Chair position in 2005 and, after a search process, was named the Don H O'Donoghue Professor and Chair in 2007.  He continues to serve in this position currently.

Dr. Teague earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, TX in 1988.  He completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center College of Medicine in 1993.  He continued his specialized education, completing Fellowship training in Orthopedic Traumatology at Harborview Medical Center at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA in 1994.

"Being a part of the OU Ortho Team is my highest honor.  Working with partners and superb trainees who continue to take their professional responsibilities quite seriously while enjoying the work and the team is indeed a privilege."

Dr. Teague's involvement in trauma care and education nationally led to his appointment to the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Committee on Trauma (COT), which has the responsibility to verify trauma centers, produce the resource book for optimal trauma care, and provide education on ACS trauma-related matters.  He was the Orthopedic Section Chair of the ACS-COT.  He previously chaired the Orthopaedic Trauma Association's Education Committee.

Dr. Teague has been active nationally with the Orthopaedic Trauma Assocation (OTA) where he recently completed a term on the Board of Directors.  He is currently the President of the Center for Orthopaedic Trauma Advancement, a national non-profit foundation supporting orthopedic trauma fellowship training, education, and research.

Dr. Teague served on two American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)/OTA Haiti disaster relief tours with the US Naval Ship Comfort.  He was appointed in 2010 to the AAOS/OTA Disaster Preparedness Project Team to develop national recommendations for disaster relief and mass casualty preparedness.

Dr. Teague prides himself on being a truly average to below-average occasional golfer.  The pinnacle of his athletic career was coaching his son's youth baseball team to a (not very competitive) league title.



Professional Organizations:
- Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- Orthopaedic Trauma Association
- Center for Orthopaedic Trauma Advancement
- Southern Orthopaedic Association
- Fellow American College of Surgeons

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