Department of Surgery

Welcome to the Department of Surgery. We are five divisions, each with its own team of specialists, and all dedicated to both the practice of medicine and the pursuit of education. As a research-based hospital, our commitment is to do more than provide the most innovative care. We are here to push for the answers that become tomorrow’s game-changers.

A history rich in surgical tradition instilled in our hospital a love of the art of medicine. Transforming that art into the science that changes people’s lives is the passion we have the honor of calling a profession. It’s so much more than patient care. It truly is the love of humanity that drives what we do.

We are here to improve the surgical care of patients throughout Oklahoma and to provide the finest quality surgical education to our fellows, residents, and students who will take a higher standard of care out into the world.


Inside the Department of Surgery

Clinical Care

Our surgical teams provide care in six different specialty divisions. Within each division, a comprehensive array of services is offered through a multi-disciplinary approach to care.

Education Programs

Medical students seeking a challenging surgery residency or fellowship program thrive here. We strive to provide a diverse, well-rounded experience with exposure to both routine and complicated cases.


As a leading research hospital, we are committed to helping pave the way for the medical advances and breakthroughs that will change the future.


Meet the team behind our education programs and hear a little more about why they are some of the region’s most highly regarded experts.


From a single surgery resident in 1920 to a thriving team of hundreds of the region’s leading surgical experts, our department has built a history on patient-focused care at every level, from general to the most critical.


Those who wish to donate to the health of a child, provide a scholarship for a resident, help fund research or contribute in any other area can donate in a variety of ways.

Contact Us

Looking for our mailing address or our physical location? Need a phone number or have a technical question? Find the information you need here.

Barish H. Edil, MD, FACS

Professor and Chair
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Department of Surgery

Patient Information

For information or to make an appointment, call:

General Surgery 405-271-1400
Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery                                                                                                   405-271-9448
Pediatric Surgery 405-271-4357
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 405-271-4864
Cardiac Surgery405-271-4660
Thoracic Surgery405-271-1632
Vascular Surgery405-271-1400
Trauma Surgery 405-271-9440
Surgical Oncology 405-271-1632
Breast Surgery405-271-7226

Patients will receive separate billing statements for hospital services and physician services. For questions regarding hospital statements, please call 405-271-4225 or visit OU Medical Center’s Billing Information page. If there are questions regarding a physician’s statement, please contact our Patient Accounts Department at 405-271-1500 or visit OU Physicians Billing FAQ.