Faculty

Roxie M. Albrecht, MD, FACS, FCCM

Academic Appointments: Professor of Surgery
Vice Chair of Quality Improvement
Division Chief of General Surgery/Trauma Surgery/Critical Care
Medical Director of Trauma OU Medical Center

Clinical Focus: Trauma, Emergency General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care

Clinical Interests: Emergency General Surgery, Complex Ventral Hernia Repair

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Professional Education:
Fellowship: Surgical Critical Care, University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Hospital/Miami

Residency: General Surgery, Michigan State University-Butterworth Hospital/Grand Rapids

Medical Education: University of Iowa/Iowa City

Board Certification: General Surgery with special certificate in Surgical Critical Care

Research Interests: Post-Trauma Abdominal Wall Hernia, Retrievable Inferior Vena Cava Management, Post Splenectomy Complications, Geriatric Trauma Resuscitation and Outcomes

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Besem Beteck, MD

Academic Appointments: Assistant Professor of Surgery

Clinical Focus: Vascular Surgery

Clinical Interests: Aortic Surgery

Professional Education:
Fellowship: Vascular Surgery Fellowship, Baylor ​University Medical Center/Dallas

Residency: General Surgery Residency, St Agnes Hospital/Baltimore

Medical Education: Indiana University School of Medicine/Indianapolis

Board ​​Certification: Vascular Surgery

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Scott Blair, DO

Academic Appointments: Assistant Professor of Surgery

Clinical Focus: Trauma Surgery

Professional Education:
Fellowship: Surgical Critical Care, University of South Alabama/Mobile

Residency: General Surgery, University of South Alabama/Mobile

Medical Education: Doctor of Osteopathy, University of Washington/Seattle

Board Certification: Surgical Critical Care

Kristina K. Booth, MD

Academic Appointments: Assistant Professor of Surgery
Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency

Clinical Focus: Colon and Rectal Surgery

Clinical Interests: Robotic Colon Surgery, Colon Cancer, Rectal Prolapse, Anorectal Problems

Professional Education:
Fellowship: Texas Health Presbyterian, UT Southwestern/Dallas

Residency: University of Oklahoma/Oklahoma City

Medical Education: University of Oklahoma/Oklahoma City

Board Certification: American Board of Surgery

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Harold Burkhart, MD

Academic Appointments: Professor of Surgery 
Division Chief of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery

Clinical Focus: Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

Clinical Interests: Neonatal Heart Surgery, Complex Single Ventricle Surgery, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, Adult Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Thoracic Surgery, Regenerative Myocardial Cellular Therapy

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Professional Education:
Fellowships: 
Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Toronto Hospital for Sick Children/Toronto, Canada
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Mayo Clinic/Rochester, Minn.

Residency: General Surgery, Indiana University/Indianapolis 

Medical Education: East Tennessee State University College of Medicine/Johnson City

Board Certifications: General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Congenital Heart Surgery

Research Interests:
Cellular Therapy for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, Ross Procedure, Resident Education and Simulation

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​Steven N. Carter, MD

Academic Appointments: Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery

Clinical Focus: Colon and Rectal Surgery

Clinical Interests: Rectal Cancer, Anorectal Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Professional Education:
Fellowships: Colon and Rectal Residency, Baylor University Medical Center/Dallas

Residency: General Surgery, University of Oklahoma/Oklahoma City 

Medical Education: University of Oklahoma/Oklahoma City

Board Certifications: American Board of Surgery; American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Amanda Celii, MD

Academic Appointments: Assistant Professor of Surgery

Clinical Focus: Trauma, Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care

Clinical Interests: Surgical Stabilization of Rib Fractures, Ventral Hernia and Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Resuscitation Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta, Feeding Access

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Professional Education:
Fellowship: Trauma/Critical Care: Emory University Hospital/Atlanta

Residency: Allegheny General Hospital/Pittsburgh

Medical Education: Jefferson Medical College/Philadelphia

Board ​Certification: ​General Surgery

​Research Interests: Surgical Stabilization of Rib Fractures, Traumatic Brain Injury, Blunt Cerebrovascular Injury, Feeding Access and Nutrition

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Juan C. Claros-Sorto, MD

Academic Appointments: Assistant Professor of Surgery

Clinical Focus: Surgical Oncology, Breast Cancer

Clinical Interests: Benign and Malignant Diseases of the Breast

Professional Education:
Fellowship: Breast Surgical Oncology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center/Lubbock

Residency: General Surgery, University of Oklahoma/Oklahoma City

Medical Education: Meharray Medical College/Nashville

Board ​Certification: ​American Board of Surgery

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Alisa Cross, MD

Academic Appointments: Assistant Professor of Surgery
Director of Fourth Year Surgical Clerkship

Clinical Focus: Trauma, Emergency General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care

Clinical Interests: Trauma, Emergency General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care

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Professional Education:
Fellowship: Trauma/Critical Care, Emory University/Atlanta

Residency: Emory University/Atlanta

Medical Education: University of Oklahoma ​College of Medicine/Oklahoma City

Board Certification: General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care

​Research Interests: Surgical Education and Simulation, Healthcare Disparity in Emergency General Surgery, Trauma Quality Improvement

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Subrato J. Deb, MD

Academic Appointments: Professor of Surgery
Section Chief of Thoracic Surgery

Clinical Focus: Thoracic Surgical Oncology, Minimally Invasive Foregut Surgery

Clinical Interests: Lung and Esophageal Cancer, Reoperative Antireflux Surgery, Extended Resections for Thoracic Malignancy, Paraesophageal Hernias

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Professional Education:
Fellowship: Thoracic Surgery, Mayo Clinic/Rochester

Residency: General Surgery, National Naval Medical Center/Bethesda

Medical Education: University of Maryland School of Medicine/Baltimore

Board Certifications: Thoracic Surgery, General Surgery

Research Interests: Early Detection of Lung Cancer, Pleural Space

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Gozde Demiralp, MD

Academic Appointments: Associate Professor of Surgery

Clinical Focus: Cardiac Intensive Care

Professional Education:
Fellowship: Critical Care Medicine Fellowship, Vanderbilt Medical Center/Nashville

Residency: Anesthesiology Residency, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center/Lubbock

Medical Education: Ankara University School of Medicine/Ankara, Turkey

Board Certification: Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine

William C. Dooley, MD

Academic Appointments: Tenured Professor of Surgery

Clinical Focus: Surgical Oncology, Innovative Therapies Coordinating Multiple Disciplines and New Approaches

Clinical Interests: Breast Cancer, Sarcoma, Melanoma, Pseudomyxoma Peritonei, Peritoneal Mesothelioma, Peritoneal Sarcomatosis

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Professional Education:
Fellowship: Surgical Oncology, Oxford University/England

Residency: General Surgery, The John Hopkins University/Baltimore

Medical Education: Vanderbilt School of Medicine/Nashville

Board Certification: General Surgery

Research Interests: Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment and Survivorship in Breast Cancer, Treatment Innovations in Complex and Advanced and Secondary Malignancies

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Gary D. Dunn, MD

Academic Appointments: Associate Professor of Surgery

Clinical Focus: Colon and Rectal Surgery

Clinical Interests: Rectal Cancer, Complex Anorectal Disease

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Professional Education:
Fellowship: Colon and Rectal Surgery, LSU Health Sciences Center/Shreveport

Residency: General Surgery, LSU Health Sciences Center/Shreveport

Medical Education: New York Medical College/NY

Board Certification: Colon and Rectal Surgery, General Surgery

Research Interests: Rectal Cancer, Surgical Oncology

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Barish H. Edil, MD, FACS

Academic Appointments: Tenured Professor of Surgery
The John A. Schilling Chair of Surgery

Clinical Focus: Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery, Surgical Oncology

Clinical Interests: Pancreas, Bile Duct, Liver, Stomach, Adrenal, Sarcoma, Cancer Surgery

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Professional Education:
Fellowship: Research Fellowship, University of Oklahoma/Oklahoma City
Surgical Oncology, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine/Baltimore

Residency: General Surgery, University of Oklahoma/Oklahoma City

Medical Education: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine/Madison

Board Certification: American Board of Surgery

​Research Interests: ​Vaccine Therapy for Pancreatic Cancer Patients

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Christian A. El Amm, MD

Academic Appointments: Professor of Surgery

Clinical Focus: Craniofacial Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Microsurgery

Professional Education:
Fellowship: Craniofacial Surgery, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin/Milwaukee

Residency: General Surgery, ​American University of Beirut/Lebanon

Medical Education: American University of Beirut/Lebanon

Board ​Eligibility: Plastic ​Surgery

Laura E. Fischer, MD

Academic Appointments: Assistant Professor of Surgery
Medical Director, Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Program

Clinical Focus: Bariatric Surgery, Advanced GI Minimally Invasive Surgery

Clinical Interests: Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, Benign & Malignant Diseases of the Esophagus and Stomach – Cancer, Acid Reflux, Diaphragmatic Hernia, Barrett’s Esophagus, Achalasia, Ulcer Disease, Tumors of the Pancreatic Body & Tail, Diseases of the Biliary Tract, Solid Organ Resection – Adrenalectomy, Splenectomy, Abdominal Wall Hernias – Ventral, Umbilical, Inguinal, Femoral

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Professional Education:
Fellowship: Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship, Oregon Health & Science University/Portland

Residency: General Surgery Residency Program, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics/Madison

Internship: General Surgery Residency Program, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics/Madison

Medical Education: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York City

Board Certification: American Board of Surgery

Research Interests: Cancer & Obesity, Bariatric Surgery Outcomes, Metabolic Changes After Bariatric Surgery

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Joshua Gierman, MD, FACS, RPVI

Academic Appointments: Assistant Professor of Surgery
Section Chief of Vascular Surgery
Staff Surgeon, VA Medical Center

Clinical Focus: Vascular Surgery

Clinical Interests: Treatment of Aneurysms, Treatment of Extracranial Cerebral Vascular Disease, Thoracic Outlet Disease, Treatment of Peripheral Vascular Disease, Treatment of Arterial-Venous Malformations, Dialysis Access Vascular Trauma

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Professional Education:
Fellowship: Vascular Surgery, Baylor University Medical Center/Dallas

Residency: General Surgery, University of Oklahoma Health Science Center/Oklahoma City

Medical Education: Louisiana State University School of Medicine/New Orleans

Board Certifications: American Board of Surgery – General Surgery, American Board of Surgery – Vascular Surgery

​Research Interests: Treatment of AAA, Treatment of Peripheral Vascular Surgery

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Lacy E. Harville III, MD, FACS

Academic Appointments: Assistant Professor of Surgery

Clinical Focus: Adult Cardiac Surgery, Valvular Heart Disease, Aortic Surgery, Surgical Ablative Surgery, Quality Metrics in Cardiac Surgery

Professional Education:
Fellowship: Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center/San Antonio

Residency: General Surgery Residency, University of Texas Health Science Center/San Antonio

Medical Education: University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences/Memphis

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Board Certifications: American Board of Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Research Interests: Cardiac Anatomy/Education, Quality Metrics in Cardiac Surgery, Arrhythmia Surgery, Structural Heart and Aortic Surgery

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Ajay Jain, MD, FACS

Academic Appointments: Professor of Surgery
Division Chief of Surgical Oncology

Clinical Focus: Surgical Oncology, Robotic Surgery, Surgical Management of Malignant and Benign Diseases of the Liver, Pancreas, Gallbladder, Bile Duct and Stomach

Professional Education:
Fellowship: Research Fellow in Immuniology and Oncology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine/Baltimore
Surgical Oncology Fellow, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine/Baltimore

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Residency: General Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine/Baltimore 
Royal College of Surgeons/Dublin, Ireland

Medical Education: The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine/Baltimore

Board Certification: American Board of Surgery

Research Interests: Immunology, Oncology

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Jeremy Johnson, MD, FACS

Academic Appointments: Assistant Professor of Surgery
Co-Director, Third Year Surgical Clerkship

Clinical Focus: Pediatric Surgery

Clinical Interests: Neonatal Surgery, ECMO, Pediatric Trauma, Pediatric Oncology

Professional Education:
Fellowship: Pediatric Surgery Fellow, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center/Oklahoma City

Residency: General Surgery, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center/Oklahoma City

Medical Education: University of Oklahoma College of Medicine/Oklahoma City

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Board Certification: Pediatric Surgery

Research Interests: Pediatric Trauma – Injury Prevention and Outcomes, Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, Intestinal Adhesive Disease After Abdominal Surgery

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Anil K Kashyap, MD, DDS, MSc

Academic Appointment: Assistant Professor of Surgery

Clinical Focus: Breast Reconstruction

Clinical Interests: Cutaneous Cancer Reconstruction, Trauma, Wound Care, Head and Neck Reconstruction

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Professional Education:
Fellowship: Reconstructive Microsurgery, The Johns Hopkins University/Baltimore

Residency:
Oral and Maxillofacial, University of Maryland Medical System Hospital/Baltimore
General Surgery, University of Maryland Medical System Hospital/Baltimore

Medical Education:
MD, Baltimore School of Medicine/Baltimore
DDS, New York University College of Dentistry/New York

Board ​Eligible: Plastic Surgery

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Ryan Kennedy, MD

Academic Appointments: Assistant Professor of Surgery

Clinical Focus: Trauma, Acute Care Surgery, Surgical Critical Care

Clinical Interests: Resuscitation Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta, Surgical Stabilization of Rib Fractures, Advanced Mechanical Ventilation and Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

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Professional Education:
Fellowship: Surgical Critical Care, UT-Southwestern Medical Center/Parkland

Residency: General Surgery, University of South Alabama Medical Center/Mobile

Medical Education: Ross University School of Medicine/Miramar, FL

Board Certification: General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care

Research Interests: Resuscitation and Blood Product Transfusion, Coagulopathy, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

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Jason S. Lees, MD

Academic Appointments: Tenured Professor of Surgery
Vice Chair of Academic Affairs
Residency Program Director 

Clinical Focus: Acute Care Surgery

Clinical Interests: Emergency General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, Chest Trauma

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Professional Education:
Fellowship: Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Jackson Memorial Hospital/Miami

Residency: General Surgery, University of Oklahoma Department of Surgery/Oklahoma City

Medical Education: University of Oklahoma College of Medicine

Board Certifications: Surgery, Critical Care

Research Interests: Medical Education, Trauma Outcomes

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Philip Cameron Mantor, MD

Academic Appointments: Professor of Surgery
Vice Chair of Operations
Division Chief of Pediatric Surgery
Chief Medical Officer – The Children’s Hospital

Clinical Focus: Pediatric Surgery and Resident Education

Clinical Interests: General Pediatric Surgery, Thoracic Pediatric Surgery, Surgical Critical Care

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Professional Education:
Fellowship: ​University of Oklahoma College of Medicine/Oklahoma City

Residency: University of Oklahoma ​College of Medicine/Oklahoma City

Medical Education: University of Texas Medical Branch

Board Certifications: General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, Pediatric Surgery

Research Interests: Abdominal Wall Defects, Congenital Anomalies

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Suhair Maqusi, MD

Academic Appointments: As​sociate Professor ​of Surgery
Residency Program Director-Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Clinical Focus: Cosmetic Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Hand Surgery

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Clinical Interests: Facial Aesthetic Surgery (Rhinoplasty, Blepharoplasty, Facelift, Brow Lift, Ear Pinning), Body Contouring After Weight Loss Surgery, Mommy Makeovers, Breast Surgery (Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, Breast Reduction), Abdominoplasty, Liposuction, Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation, Breast Reconstruction After Cancer Removal, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Hand Surgery (Nerve Decompressions, Nerve Injury, Tendon Injury, Bone Fractures, Congenital Hand Deformity, Etc.)

Professional Education:
Fellowship: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Illinois/Chicago)
Hand and Microsurgery, Kleinert and Kutz Institute, Louisville

Residency: General Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital/Detroit

Medical Education: Texas Tech University/Lubbock

Board Certifications: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery

Research Interests: Breast Surgery, Pain Management After Breast Reconstruction, Hand Surgery

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Katherine T. Morris, MD, FACS

Academic Appointments: Vice Chair of Academic and Research Advancement, Associate Professor of Surgery

Clinical Focus: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Oncologic Surgery

Clinical Interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Metastatic Colorectal Cancer, Biliary Cancer

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Professional Education:
Fellowship: Surgical Oncology with Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Focus, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center/New York
Research Fellow, Oregon Health & Science University/Portland

Residency: General Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University/Portland

Medical Education: Oregon Health and Science University/Portland

Board Certification: American Board of Surgery 2004, Recertified 2013

Research Interests: Tumor Immune Microenvironment Colorectal Cancer, Mechanisms and Predictors of Metastasis Colorectal Cancer, Sex Differences in Gastrointestinal Cancer Progression and Response to Therapy

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Ciaran M. O'Hare, MD

Academic Appointments: Assistant Professor of Surgery
Staff Surgeon – VA Medical Center

Professional Education: 
Fellowship: Surgical Registrar, Royal College of Surgeons/Ireland

Residency: General Surgery, University of Oklahoma/Oklahoma City

Medical Education: University College/Dublin, Ireland

Board Certification: American Board of Surgery

Nikola K. Puffinbarger, MD

Academic Appointments: Associate Professor of Surgery

Professional Education:

Fellowship: Pediatric, Babies and Children’s Hospital of New York-Columbia University

Residency: General Surgery, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine/Oklahoma City

Medical Education: University of Oklahoma College of Medicine/Oklahoma City

Board Certification: Surgery, Pediatric Surgery

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Alexander R. Raines, MD, FACS

Academic Appointments: Assistant Professor of Surgery
Director of Robotic Surgery
Co-Director of Surgical Clerkship
Residency Program Site Director – OU Edmond
Director of Career Advising

Clinical Focus: General Surgery

Clinical Interests: Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery, Gallbladder, Hernia, Trauma

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Professional Education:
Residency: General Surgery, Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center/Oklahoma City

Medical Education: University of Nebraska Medical Center/Nebraska

Board Certification: American Board of Surgery – General Surgery

Research Interests: Clinical Outcomes: Robotics, General Surgery, Trauma, Medical/Surgical Education

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J. Matthew Reinersman, MD

Academic Appointments: Assistant Professor of Surgery

Clinical Focus: General Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic Surgical Oncology

Clinical Interests: Robotic/​VATS Lobectomy for Lung Cancer, Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy for Esophageal Cancer, ​LINX Reflux Management System for ​GERD, Pulmonary Metastasectomy, Uniportal VATS, Benign Esophageal Disorders

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Professional Education:

Fellowship: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic/Rochester

Research Fellowship in Thoracic Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center/New York City

Residency: General Surgery, Georgetown University Hospital/Washington, D.C.

Medical Education: Southern Illinois University School of Medicine/Springfield, Ill.

Board Certifications: American Board of Thoracic Surgery, American Board of Surgery

Research Interests: Preoperative Risk Stratification, Early Detection of Lung Cancer in Pulmonary Nodules, Minimally Invasive Approaches to Thoracic Oncology, Molecular Characteristics of Lung Cancer

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Alejandro R. Ruiz-Elizalde, MD, FACS, FAAP

Academic Appointments: Assistant Professor of Surgery

Clinical Focus: Pediatric Surgery

Clinical Interests: Extracorporeal Life Support (ECMO), Treatment of Diaphragmatic Hernia, Treatment of Congenital Diseases of the Biliary Tract and Childhood Tumors

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Professional Education:

Fellowship:Two-Year Fellowship in Pediatric Surgery, University of Oklahoma/Oklahoma City
ECMO Research Fellowship, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital/New York

Residency: General Surgery, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University/New York

Medical Education: Southern Illinois University School of Medicine/Springfield, Ill.

Board Certification: Pediatric Surgery

Research Interests: Effect of Chemotherapy Agents on Intestinal Motility and the Enteric Nervous System

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Quratulain (Anna) Sabih, MD

Academic Appointments: Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
Staff Surgeon – VA Medical Center

Professional Education:
Residency:
General Surgery, University of New Mexico School of Medicine/Albuquerque
General Surgery, University of Tennessee Medical Center/Knoxville

Medical Education: Nishtar Medical College/Multan Pakistan

Board Certification: American Board of Surgery-General

Teresa Shavney, MD

Academic Appointments: Associate Professor of Surgery

Clinical Focus: Surgery, General Surgery, Breast Cancer

Professional Education:
Residency: General Surgery, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center/Oklahoma City

Medical Education: University of Oklahoma School of Medicine/Oklahoma City

Board Certifications: American Board of Surgery

Ronald A Squires, MD

Academic Appointments: Tenured Professor of Surgery

Clinical Focus: Benign and Malignant Diseases of the Breast

Professional Education:
Fellowship: National Institutes of Health Research Scholar, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation/Oklahoma City

Residency: General Surgery, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center/Oklahoma City

Medical Education: University of Missouri – Kansas City

Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, 1995-2025

Jess L Thompson III, MD, MSc

Academic Appointments: Associate Professor of Surgery

Clinical Focus: Congenital Heart Surgery

Clinical Interests: Complex Neonatal Heart Surgery, Adult Congenital Heart Surgery

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Professional Education:
Fellowship: Congenital Heart Surgery, Texas Children’s Hospital/Houston

Residency:
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Mayo Clinic/Rochester
General Surgery, Mayo Clinic/Rochester

Medical Education:
University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine/Los Angeles
Master's Degree in Clinical Research, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education/Rochester

Board Certifications: General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Congenital Heart Surgery

Research Interests: Effects of Congenital Heart Surgery on Family Dynamics, Molecular Biomarkers of Congenital Heart Surgery

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Anthony P. Tufaro, MD

Academic Appointments: Professor of Surgery
Division Chief of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Clinical Focus: Major Reconstruction of the Chest and Abdominal Wall, Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, Management of Soft Tissue Malignancies, Cutaneous Oncology Including Melanoma, Craniofacial Surgery and Reconstruction

Clinical Interests: Head and Neck Tumors, Advanced Skin Cancers including Melanoma, Facial Trauma and Reconstruction, Major Reconstruction

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Professional Education:
Fellowship: Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center/New York City

Residency:
Oral General Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University/Baltimore
Maxillofacial Surgery, Nassau County Medical Center-Nassau County/New York

Medical Education:
MD, Hahnemann University School of Medicine/Philadelphia
DDS, New York University College of Dentistry/New York City

Board Certifications: American Board of Plastic Surgery, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

​Research Interests: Initiation and Propagation of Aggressive Cutaneous Malignancies, Clinical Advances in Craniomaxillofacial Surgery, Reconstruction of Truncal Defects

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Luis Daniel Velazco Dávila, MD

Academic Appointment: Assistant Professor of Surgery

Clinical Focus: Adult Cardiac Surgery

Clinical Interests: Coronary Artery Disease, Valvular Heart Disease, TAVR, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, Disease of the Aorta, Arrhythmia Surgery

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Professional Education:

Fellowship: Virginia Commonwealth University/Richmond

Residency: Indiana University School of Medicine/Indianapolis

Medical Education: Universidad Centro Occidental Lisandro Alvarado/Venezuela

Board Certification: American Board of Surgery; American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Research Interests: Outcome Research, Quality and Improvement

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