Dr. Oakman is a graduate of Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine where she also acted as chief resident of the Medicine-Pediatrics program. Her clinical and research interests include medical education, health disparities, advocacy, and facilitating smooth transitions from pediatric to adult care. Dr. Oakman is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern, caring for patients of all ages at Children’s Medical Center and Parkland Hospital. In addition to medicine, she enjoys visiting new places, trying new recipes, and spending time with family and friends.


Medical School
Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania (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 (2015)
  • American College of Physicians (2015)