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Pam Oatis '74, occupation: Pediatrician

I am appreciative of my Human Bio roots coming from the class of '74. I was free to pursue passions that eventually landed me in medical school but after a Peace Corps tour and time to sort out my dreams. I have practiced pediatrics for 25 years in an urban poor primary care facility affiliated with a teaching hospital and medical school. I developed counseling and social work services for our patients, way too often labeled with behavior problems when there was actually an unmet medical or social need. I have developed a maternal child palliative care service for our children's hospital families from pregnancy through young adult hood. Thank you for an excellent foundation that helped me get started on a rewarding career.