W.W. (Wilbert Wilson) Stoever, DO, MACOI
Dr. Stoever died peacefully at his home on Wednesday, February 9, 2022.
Dr. Stoever was a 1961 graduate of the Kirksville College of Osteopathy and Surgery. Following graduation, he found his way to Tulsa to complete a rotating internship at Oklahoma Osteopathic Hospital before entering general practice at Moots Hospital in Pryor, Oklahoma. After just two years he returned to OOH to serve a residency in internal medicine practice in Albuquerque where he developed his lifelong love of southwestern art.
In 1972 Dr. Stoever was accepted in the National Institutes of Health Clinical Fellowship in Cardiology at the University of Missouri. Returning to Tulsa and OOH after completion, he became a member of the original faculty at OCOMS while simultaneously opening his private cardiology practice. He continued to train students, residents, and fellows throughout his decades long career.
His awards and recognitions are too numerous to mention but it was with particular pride that he became a member of the Gillum Society of Master Fellows in 1998. The Osteopathic Founders Foundation was privileged to recognize him with their Outstanding Physician Award in 2015 and the OSU Medical Center Department of Internal Medicine presented him with the Richard C. Staab, DO Legacy Award in that same year.
A memorial service to honor Dr. Stoever will be held at 2:00 PM, on Thursday, February 17, 2022, at Schaudt's Funeral Service Chapel, 5757 S. Memorial Dr., Tulsa, Oklahoma.