VA Chief of Surgery

The VA Chief of Surgery, oversees the activities of surgeons and attending physicians, the training of surgical residents and medical students, and the recruitment of surgical staff.

The following surgeons have served as Chief of Surgery at the Oklahoma City
Veterans Administration Medical Center over the past fifty years.

Fred A. Quenzer, M.D.
1954-1958

Gilbert S. Campbell, M.D.
1958-1965

Lazar J. Greenfield, M.D.
1965-1973

Ronald C. Elkins, M.D.
1974-1982

Claude H. Organ, Jr., M.D.
1982-1986

Larry R. Pennington, M.D.
1986-1988

Alan B. Hollingsworth, M.D.
1989-1991

Don R. Carter, M.D.
1991-1999

Ciaran M. O'Hare, M.D.
2001-2010