​800 Stanton L. Young Blvd.
​​Suite 8300
Oklahoma City, OK 73104

(405) 271-2220
(405) 271-​2738 (fax)

Anthony P. Tufaro, DDS, MD, FACS

Academic Appointments:
Professor of Surgery OUHSC
Chief Division of Plastic Surgery OUHSC
Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

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

Professional Education:
Fellowship: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York: Head and Neck Surgical Oncology.
Residency:General Surgery: Johns Hopkins, Baltimore MD. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: Nassau County Medical Center, Nassau County New York
Medical Education: Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Philadelphia PA.: M.D.
New York University College of Dentistry, New York NY: D.D.S.

Board Certification:
American Board of Plastic Surgery
American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Recent Interests:
Initiation and propagation of aggressive cutaneous malignancies
Clinical advances in craniomaxillofacial surgery
Reconstruction of truncal defects

Recent Publications:

            Prasad NB, Fischer AC, Chuang A, Wright J, Yang T, Tsai HL, Westra WH, Liegeois N, Fischer A, Hess A & Tufaro A. Differential Expression of Degradome Components in Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinomas. Modern Pathology. 2014; 24(7):945-57. (Ranked as #5 by MDLinx.com).

            Swanson EW, Susarla SM, Ghasemzadeh A, Mundinger GS, Redett RJ, Tufaro AP, Manson PN, Dorafshar AH. Application of the mandibular injury severity score (MISS) to pediatric mandibular fractures. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2015;73(7):1341-9. 

           Swanson EW, Susarla SM, Yalanis GC, Cheng H-T, Lough DM, Johnson O, Tufaro AP, Manson PN, and Sacks JM. Vasopressor-dependent recipient vessel blood flow in head and neck free tissue transfer: A report of two cases. Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery. 2015;31(6):477-80.

            Susarla S, Sacks JM, Tufaro AP, Redett RJ. Is Graduate Medical Education a public good?  Annals of Surgery. 2016; 263(2):232-3.

            Lopez J, Lopez S, Means J, Soni A, Raja M, Tufaro AP, May JW Jr, Dorafshar A. Financial Conflicts of Interest: An Association between Funding and Finding in Plastic Surgery. Plast Recont Surg. 2015; 136(5):690e-7e.

            Zelken J, Tufaro AP. Current trends and emerging future of indocyanine green usage in surgery and oncology: An update. Ann Surg Oncology. 2015; 22 Suppl 3:S1271-83.

            Manahan M., Campbell K., Tufaro AP.  Abdominal Wall Dysfunction in Adult Bladder Exstrophy:

A Treatable but Under-Recognized Problem. Hernia. 2016; 20 (4):593-9.

            Tufaro AP, Azoury SC, Crompton JG, Straughan DM, Reddy S, Prasad NB, Shi G, Fischer AC.    Rising Incidence and Aggressive Nature of Cutaneous Malignancies after Transplantation: Update on Epidemiology, Risk Factors, Management and Surveillance. Surgical Oncology. 2015;24(4):345-52.

            Swanson EW, Cheng HT, Susarla SM, Yalanis GC, Lough DM, Johnson O 3rd, Tufaro AP, Manson PN, Sacks JM. Intraoperative Use of Vasopressors is Safe in Head and Neck Free Tissue Transfer. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2016;32(2):87-93.

            Azoury S., Grimm J., Tuffaha S., Fischer A., Yang S., Tufaro A.P., Chest Wall Reconstruction: Evolution over a Decade and Experience with a Novel Technique for Complex Defects. Annals of Plastic Surgery.  2016; 76(2):231-7.