Jaron Soulek is a board certified emergency physician who grew up in rural north central Oklahoma on a farm and ranch and became interested in snakes at a young age. His mother, being a science teacher, had a Kansas Glossy snake named “Sly” in her class that came to their home each summer.
He graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and matriculated at University of Oklahoma for medical school, with didactic training in Oklahoma City and clinical rotations in Tulsa. During medical school, he married the love of his life, Erin, who completed her PA training at OU-Tulsa as well, so you could say he is quite partial to PA’s.
He then completed his Emergency Medicine residency at OU Tulsa, under the direction of Bo Burns who is regarded as an envenomation expert. Jaron spent his first 3 years as an attending at OU Tulsa, fulfilling the role as Associate Program Director as well as precepting PA students for their EM rotation. He then transitioned to St John Medical Center where he practices today.
Jaron and Erin have 3 beautiful children, Hudson, Emma Claire, and Adelynn, and have made their home in Owasso, OK.
Snake Envenomations in Oklahoma
- Describe venomous snakes indigenous to Oklahoma.
- Discuss the local and systemic effects of crotalid envenomation.
- Discuss the optimal treatment options for a crotalid envenomation.