Richard Tannen,MD, FCCP


Intensivist, CTCA Tulsa

Richard Tannen - Intensivist

The science of medicine keeps moving apace. We have to make sure that the patient-care aspect keeps up.

CTCA Tulsa
Critical Care
Medical school:
University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City
Internal Medicine - Nassau County Medical Center, East Meadow, NY
Pulmonary Diseases - University of Utah College of Medicine, Salt Lake City
Internal Medicine & Pulmonary Disease – American Board of Internal Medicine

Dr. Richard Tannen, Intensivist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Tulsa, brings more than three decades of experience to his work. “The sense of dedication by all at CTCA® to the individual patient and family is the most encompassing I have ever encountered,” he says.

After earning a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry at the University of Colorado, Dr. Tannen completed his Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Iowa College of Medicine. His postgraduate training included an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Nassau County Medical Center in New York, which was the teaching hospital for SUNY Stonybrook at the time, followed by a fellowship in pulmonary diseases at the University of Utah College of Medicine.

From 1977 to 2006, Dr. Tannen started, worked in and became the managing partner of a private group practice of pulmonary and critical care medicine in the Dallas area. He held affiliations with several regional hospitals. In 2006, Dr. Tannen closed his outpatient practice but continued to provide hospital-based pulmonary and critical care medicine. He joined CTCA in January 2015.

Throughout his career Dr. Tannen has held numerous medical staff and hospital positions, including medical directorships of respiratory care services for nearly 25 years, chair of the department of medicine at four hospitals, chief of staff, medical director of intensive care, chief of infection control. In addition, he established and chaired a multidisciplinary ethics committee.

Dr. Tannen holds medical licenses from the States of Texas and Oklahoma. He is a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians, and is a member of the American Thoracic Society, the Texas Medical Association and the Dallas County Medical Society.

As an Intensivist at CTCA, Dr. Tannen supports nurses and patients in the Intensive Care Unit. Identifying and addressing urgent needs, he focuses on assisting patients through this transition and returning them to their prior status.

Outside of CTCA, Dr. Tannen enjoys spending time with his wife, Bette, their adult children and their grandchild. They raise and show Hungarian sheep dogs.

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