Deborah Lockwood, MD


Assistant Professor
Department of Internal Medicine,
Cardiovascular Section 
OU College of Medicine
Curriculum Vitae

"I chose to go into medicine because I'm fascinated with the complexity and perfection of the human body and its functions."

Dr. Lockwood is a cardiologist with specialty training in cardiac rhythm management for those who suffer from symptoms such as palpitations, lightheadedness and breathlessness. She is skilled in complex catheter ablation and implantation of pacemaker and defibrillator devices, including biventricular devices.

She is responsible for inpatient and outpatient care of patients with heart problems, including heart attacks, structural heart disease, heart failure and heart rhythm disturbances. She performs state-of-the-art curative catheter ablation procedures for heart rhythm disturbances as well as maintaining a busy clinical practice with OU Physicians Group.

She currently works with Dr. Marvin Peyton in the Department of Surgery, Section of Thoracic and Cardiovascular on minimally invasive surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation and serves as one of the course directors. She also speaks internationally on this topic.

Education

  • Medical degree earned at Oxford University, UK

  • Residency and cardiology fellowship training completed in the UK

  • Fellowship in electrophysiology at Manchester Royal Infirmary, UK

  • 2-year electrophysiology fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston

  • Cardiothoracic residency completed at St. George's Hospital in London, UK

Research Interests

  • AV nodal reentrant tachycardia

  • Inappropriate sinus tachycardia

  • Ablation of atrial fibrillation

  • Sudden cardiac death

Hobbies

  • Skiing, scuba diving and tennis

  • Interested in psychology including neuro-linguistic programming