Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Distinguished Alumni

Dr. Dwayne Allen Schmidt

Dr. Dwayne Allen Schmidt - 2013

Dr. Dwayne Allen Schmidt is a 1979 graduate of SWOSU and a 1983 graduate of the University of Oklahoma College Of Medicine. His residency in internal medicine was completed at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, and his Cardiovascular Fellowship was completed at Harvard, Beth Israel Hospital in Boston in 1990.

The Clinton native’s specialty is interventional cardiology. He started private practice in 1991, forming the Heart Group of Oklahoma which later evolved into Oklahoma Cardiovascular Associates. Schmidt is a founding member of OCA and was a founding member of the Oklahoma Heart Hospital Board.

After returning to Oklahoma from Boston, Schmidt was a clinical associate professor at the University of Oklahoma, conducting research and training cardiologists in the use of new device technologies to treat coronary artery disease.

As a founder and clinical investigator with Oklahoma Foundation for Cardiovascular Research, Schmidt has co-authored numerous investigational studies focused on the treatment of cardiovascular disease and improving the safety and efficiency of treatments for heart disease.

At SWOSU, Schmidt graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. Professional Degree in chemistry and was named to Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities.

He has five children and resides northeast of Oklahoma City with his wife, Susan, and their two younger children. He enjoys farm and ranch work at the family ranch in southern Oklahoma as well as hunting and fishing with his children.