Former Oklahoma City physician named Dallas Pride Grand Marshal
- by Robin Dorner
Editor in Chief
"Be out, be proud. You'll be happier and healthier." – Dr. Gene Voskuhl
Dr. Gene Voskul was named last month as the Dallas Pride Grand Marshal. Voskuhl started in the HIV field doing testing in Oklahoma City for Cookie Arbuckle at Other Options, Inc. and served as Co-Chair for the Oklahoma HIV Treatment and Care Consortium, 1998-99.
"I miss Oklahoma. Mostly I miss my old friends and family, but I also miss the sunsets. They really are the best I've seen in all my travels,” said Voskuhl. “Wherever I go, people ask where I'm from. I always answer with 'I live in Dallas, but I'm proud to say I'm from Oklahoma."
Voskuhl is an Oklahoma native who attended high school in Crescent, OK. His parents and family still reside here in the Sooner state. He is a University of Oklahoma medical school graduate and worked as clinical director of the Infectious Diseases Institute for 8 years (HIV clinic at OU).
Voskuhl moved to Dallas in 2007. He currently serves as medical director at AIDS Arms, Inc. (www.aidsarms.org), where he served first as a board member. The organization has a $9.7 million/yr. budget. He is also a Baylor physician.
Voskhul is active with fundraising in Dallas, remains active in HIV research and is a talented and invited speaker on HIV from OKC to Vanderbilt University. His awards include: Best HIV Specialist: Readers Choice Award, 2011 and Department of Medicine: Outstanding Faculty Award, 2004. He is also working with Dallas County Health Department on the West Nile Virus epidemic occurring this summer.
For information about Dallas Pride, visit www.gayly.com.