John B. Nettles, MD

Title: Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Company: University of Oklahoma
Location:  Tulsa, OK United States


  • American Association for Maternal and Infant Health
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Association of Sex Education, Counselors and Therapists (Southwest regional board, 1976-1979)
  • American Cancer Society (president Oklahoma division, 1979-1983)
  • American College of Nurse-Midwives (governing board examiners, 1979-1983)
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, fellow (delegate, 1987-1996) (governing council senior physicians section, 2003) (district secretary and treasurer, 1964-1970) (district chairman executive board, 1970-1973) (vice president, 1977-1978)
  • American College of Surgeons (board of governors, 1969-1971) (program committee, 1970-1971) (surgical forum, 1977-1984) (advisory committee, 1985-1992)
  • American Medical Association (section council on obstetrics and gynecology 1975-1996) (chairman 1982-1996) (chairman, 1982-1996)
  • American Public Health Association
  • American Society for Study Fertility and Sterility
  • Association American Medical Colleges
  • Association of Military Surgeons of the United States
  • Central Association of Obstetrics and Gynecology (executive committee, 1966-1969) (president, 1978-1979)
  • Chicago Medical Society
  • International Society for the Advancement of Humanistic Studies in Gynecology (ISFAHSIG)
  • International Society General Semantics
  • Nurses Association
  • Obstetricians and Gynecological Society, Arkansas (executive secretary, 1959-1969)
  • Oklahoma Medical Society
  • Phi Rho Sigma Medical Society
  • Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH)
  • Sigma Xi (president, Tulsa chapter, 1992-1993)
  • Society for Gynecological Investigation
  • Southern Gynecological and Obstetrics Society (president, 1981-1982)
  • Southern Medical Association (chairman obstetrics, 1973-1974)
  • The Royal Society of Medicine
  • Tulsa County Medical Society


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2018)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2018)
  • Recipient, Ed L. Calhoun Leadership in Organized Medicine Award, Oklahoma Medical Society (2004)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Service Award, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (1998)
  • Recipient, National Teacher Award, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (1992)
  • Recipient, Young at Heart Award (1994)
  • Recipient, St. Georges medal, American Cancer Society (1991)
  • Recipient, District VII Outstanding Clinical Professor Award, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (1989)
  • Recipient, National Faculty Award
  • Recipient, Participation in Organized Medicine Award, OSMA
  • Numerous State Awards for Contributions to Medicine

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