​Our Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons

Anthony Tufaro, DDS, MD, FACS
Chief of Plastic Surgery

Anthony P. Tufaro, DDS, MD, FACS,is a Professor and Division Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in the Department of Surgery at the University of Oklahoma. He completed his medical training at Hahnemann Medical College (now Drexel University ​College of Medicine) and was the first graduate of his school, in over 134 years, to be accepted into surgical residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

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After the required training in General Surgery, he was fast-tracked into the Plastic Surgery Training Program at Johns Hopkins. He had extensive training in complex reconstruction, adult and pediatric craniomaxillofacial surgery, micro surgery and aesthetic surgery. To broaden the scope of his training, he completed the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Fellowship in Surgical Oncology with a specialty in head and neck oncology.

Upon completion of his Surgical Oncology Fellowship, he returned to the Johns Hopkins Hospital as faculty in the divisions of Plastic Surgery and Surgical Oncology. He built an extensive practice in major reconstruction of the chest and abdominal wall, with extensive publications and lectures on these subjects. He was a Co-Director of the Melanoma and Cutaneous Oncology Program at Johns Hopkins. He was able to build a very active Head and Neck Oncology Program in the departments of Surgery and Plastic Surgery. This program covered all aspects of head and neck surgery, including thyroid and parathyroid disease, salivary gland tumors, benign and malignant conditions of the oral cavity and tongue, and an extensive experience in open skull-base surgery. He has always championed multidisciplinary care and partnered with a number of other specialties on the campus to increase the scope of surgery at Johns Hopkins. His affiliations with Otolaryngology, Neurosurgery, Thoracic Surgery and GI Surgery led to improved outcomes for patients and increased surgical scope for all the specialties. 

In 2017, Dr. Tufaro joined the Department of Surgery at the University of Oklahoma after a long and successful career at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore to transform the current division to a world-class Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He brings a new vision and enthusiasm to OU that will lead to increased services for the people of Oklahoma and the region.

Dr. Tufaro will move his basic science laboratory from Johns Hopkins to OU. His lab has done novel work in tumor biology and identified a unique gene marker to identify aggressive cutaneous malignancies. He has been invited by the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons to lecture at international meetings and train surgeons from around the world. Dr. Tufaro is a recognized leader in resident and medical student education. He won the resident teaching award at Hopkins four years in a row prior to his departure. He authored numerous peer-reviewed articles found in the most important medical journals in the world. He has authored more than 25 book chapters in surgical textbooks that are used as reference books for surgeons around the world. Dr. Tufaro has been awarded the Castle-Connolly Top Doctor for Cancer Care numerous times, most recently in 2018.

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Christian El Amm, MD

​Christian El Amm, MD, is a Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Oklahoma. He specializes in plastic and reconstructive surgery, and pediatric plastic and craniofacial surgery. His areas of expertise include: cleft lip and palate, craniosynostosis, Pierre Robin Sequence, midface hypoplasia, fat grafting and liposuction, rhinoplasty, secondary rhinoplasty, facial rejuvenation, body contouring, and breast augmentation or reconstruction. He has practiced at OU Medicine since 2005 and has received recognition by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. as a top doctor in 2016 and 2017.

Anil Kashyap, MD, DDS

Anil Kashyap, MD, DDS, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Oklahoma. His first doctorate was in Dentistry, from NYU in Manhattan, followed by a second doctorate in Medicine from the Baltimore School of Medicine in Baltimore. He then went on to specialize in head, neck and maxillofacial reconstructive surgery at the prestigious R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. His focus in training included cancers of the head and neck, trauma and reconstructive options with free tissue transfer.

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He then completed additional years of training in general surgery. Next, he obtained specialty training in his second residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Tennessee in Memphis, Tenn., at the Regional One Medical Center. His time there focused on burn management, trauma, wound care and aesthetic surgery, including rhinoplasty, facelift, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and breast reconstruction. He then went on to the prestigious Johns Hopkins University, where he completed a fellowship in Reconstructive Microsurgery, with a special focus on breast reconstruction. He trained in all of the techniques of breast reconstruction, including using a patient's own tissue, and implant-based reconstruction.
He has been part of the OU team since February 2016, while simultaneously serving the needs of our country's veterans in the Oklahoma City VA Medical Center. Dr. Kashyap's practice at OU includes a mix of cutaneous cancer reconstruction, trauma, wound care, head and neck reconstruction, and a focus on breast reconstruction. He has most notably been the first surgeon in the state of Oklahoma to offer super-microsurgery for lymphatic disease.

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Suhair Maqusi, MD

Suhair Maqusi, MD, is an ​Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Oklahoma. She is also the Program Director for the Plastic Surgery Residency. Having completed training in Plastic Surgery at University of Illinois, General Surgery at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit and Hand and Microsurgery at the world-renowned Kleinert Kutz Hand Care Center in Louisville, Dr. Maqusi has a very large practice. 

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Dr. Maqusi is triple-board certified. She is board-certified in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery and a certification of added qualification in Hand Surgery. She is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She has been part of the OU team since October 2012. She served as the Acting Chief of Plastic Surgery Division at OU from 2015 through 2017 and Oklahoma City VA Health Care System from 2013 through 2016.

Dr. Maqusi is an active member of multiple surgical organizations, including the American Society of Plastic Surgery, American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and has served on multiple committees in these societies. She is actively involved in clinical research and is also the Program Director for the Plastic Surgery Residency Program and is actively involved in resident teaching and training.

Her clinical interests and areas of expertise include breast reconstruction after cancer removal, body contouring after weight loss surgery, "mommy makeovers," breast surgery (breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction), abdominoplasty, liposuction, facial aesthetic surgery (rhinoplasty, ​​eyelid surgery, facelift, brow lift, ear pinning), non-surgical facial rejuvenation, vaginal rejuvenation, hand surgery (nerve decompressions, nerve injury, tendon injury, bone fractures, congenital hand deformity, etc.), chest wall reconstruction after cancer removal and abdominal wall reconstruction, and excision of cutaneous malignancies and reconstruction after Mohs surgery.

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