​Children's Heart Center

Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

Our pediatric cardiothoracic surgery program is the first and only comprehensive surgical program of its type in Oklahoma. Our team performs hundreds of congenital cardiac surgeries each year, ranging from the correction of relatively minor heart defects to highly complex repairs involving multiple cardiac defects or conditions. Our experience allows us to push the boundaries of possibility to achieve impressive outcome. This includes using hybrid and robotic techniques that help revolutionize our capabilities and how we provide care. 

Children's Heart OR

Our world-class team is composed of board-certified cardiac surgeons and an unparalleled group of highly specialized support staff dedicated to patients with congenital heart disease and other associated heart conditions. We treat nearly 450 total cases each year and have achieved rankings that meet or exceed some of the most successful programs in the country.

We ​are available around the clock. We have three fully integrated operating rooms for performing congenital cardiac surgery, and each is equipped with the latest in surgical video recording and conferencing technology. We also provide private and comfortably furnished waiting rooms.

The following are just a few services our team specializes in providing:

  • Congenital cardiac surgery
  • Neonatal and infant cardiac surgery
  • Minimally invasive cardiac surgery
  • Fontan, single ventricle cardiac surgery
  • Adult congenital cardiac surgery
  • Congenital coronary anomaly repair
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
  • Mononuclear cell therapy for hypoplastic left heart syndrome 

Nashona Ragland and Juanita Taylor
Nashona Ragland (left), Administrative Coordinator, and Juanita Taylor (right), RN, Nurse Navigator

Cardiothoracic Surgeons and Extenders