William Yarborough, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Chief Medical Officer
Board certified in Internal Medicine
Certified in Addiction Medicine
Certified Medical Review Officer
Certified in Pain Management
Area of Expertise
Chronic Pain Management
Medical Student Education
Physician Impairment Issues
Dr. Yarborough is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine and Medical Director of the Internal Medicine Clinics at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine-Tulsa and Medical Director of 12 & 12 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Inc. He is also the Director of the 4th year medical student program. He is a M.D. graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine graduating with honors and a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. Completed his internship, residency and performing a chief residency at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine-Tulsa. He has completed advance work in addiction medicine and pain management. He has earned Awards in Teaching: Two times for the Aesculapian Award for Excellence in Teaching and one time runner up. Prior to joining the faculty at OU-Tulsa, Dr. Yarborough spent nine years as the Chief, Department of Emergency and Occupational Medicine and Medical Director of the Trauma Emergency Center at Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa Oklahoma. During this time he was volunteer faculty with OU-Tulsa Internal Medicine serving as the subspecialty section chair for Emergency Medicine. Dr. Yarborough has chaired and served as director for numerous emergency services, committees and boards throughout Tulsa. His national activities include the Substance Abuse Task Force for the Society of Internal Medicine, the Pregnancy and Neonatal Addiction Committee of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, as well as national presentations at both residency and medical student director meetings on pain management curriculum for students, and impairment amongst residents and students. He was appointed by the Oklahoma State Legislature to a task force on pregnancy and drug abuse, and has made presentation to various committees of the legislature on addiction issues. He also serves as a consultant to the Oklahoma State Medical Association, Physician Recovery Program. He has been awarded six research grants, submitted nine poster abstract presentations, and published five original papers.