Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Distinguished Alumni

James Males

Dr. James Males - 1996

Dr. James Lowell Males is head of the Department of Endocrinology at the Oklahoma City Medical Clinic.  He graduated cum laude from Southwestern in 1962 with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and completed medical school in 1966 at the University Of Oklahoma School Of Medicine. 

Males completed internship and residency practices at the Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C.  He served as a clinical fellow and research fellow in endocrinology also at Duke University before taking over as chief resident in medicine at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center in Oklahoma City. In addition to his post at the Oklahoma City Clinic, Males is currently an associate professor at the OU College of Medicine and is director of the Thyroid Laboratory at Presbyterian Hospital in Oklahoma City. 

He has served two four-year terms on the OKC Clinic board of directors and served as chairman of the Department of Medicine at Presbyterian Hospital from 1982-88.  Males also served as chief of Radioisotope Clinic in Frankfurt, Germany, for the U.S. Army from 1971-74. 

The 56-year-old Males has had many of his works published in numerous medical publications and has traveled around the world attending and lecturing at various medical association.  Males have maintained close ties with western Oklahoma.  The 1958 Cheyenne High School graduate is chairman of Security State Bank in Cheyenne and is president of Males Farms, Inc.  He and his wife Helle Lykke, have one son, Mikael.