Dr. Mary Ann Bauman

Former Medical Director, Women's Health and Community Relations | INTEGRIS Health

Dr. Mary Ann Bauman is a board certified  internal medicine physician who practiced primary care for almost 40 years. She combined practice and administration as an officer of INTEGRIS Physician Services in Oklahoma City, OK. During her tenure, Dr. Bauman was actively involved in negotiating fee-for-service, capitation and pay-for-performance contracts.

Her focus on prevention began in the 1980s when she witnessed firsthand the devastating effects of unhealthy lifestyle habits. This led her to the American Heart Association where she first began as a speaker at events and then became  a committed volunteer at local, regional and national levels. Dr. Bauman has participated in many national committees, served as President of both the SouthWest and Western States Regions, chaired the Stroke Association Advisory Committee and was a member of the National Board from 2014-2022. She currently chairs the Corporate Relations Review Committee, and is a member of the Corporate Operations, Communications and Marketing, and Governance Committees. During her term as chair of the Communications and Marketing Committee, the iconic Heart and Torch logo was modernized to better appeal to social media audiences.

From 2012-2016, Dr. Bauman chaired "The Guideline Advantage," a joint program of the American Cancer Society, the American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association. This point-of-care quality program and registry was designed to “move the needle” on preventive health and was utilized in practices and Federally Qualified Health Centers.

Passionate that disease prevention must start early, Dr. Bauman pioneered “On Your Own,”™ and "On Your Way"™ unique, interactive programs that educated teens and preteens on health issues. These programs, launched in 1993 and 2006 respectively, reached tens of thousands of students throughout central and western Oklahoma and continued until she moved to Seattle, Washington in 2017.

As a national spokesperson for Go Red for Women, Dr. Bauman has given the keynote address at Go Red Luncheons throughout the country and is quoted regularly in the media on women and heart disease issues.

Her book Fight Fatigue: Six Simple Steps to Maximize Your Energy (Tate, 2005) has made her a popular motivational speaker and her comments on energy, fatigue, preventive health and cardiovascular issues have appeared in publications including Cosmopolitan, Health, Family Circle, WebMD, and the Huffington Post.  She was featured on Oklahoma’s KWTV, the CBS affiliate, for 23 years and has been syndicated nationally. 

In 2001, Dr. Bauman was invited to join the editorial board of Medical Economics after her practice improvement article titled “What Would Make Your Day Perfect” won the annual physician writing award. She remained on that board until March 2017.

While in Oklahoma, she served as a trustee of the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, the Executive Committee of the Oklahoma School of Science and Math, and the BancFirst Community Board. 

Dr. Bauman was honored as the 2012 American Heart Association Physician of the Year, the first time this honor had been awarded to a physician not specializing in cardiology or neurology. She received the Chairman's Award at Scientific Sessions in Chicago, November 2018.