​​800 Stanton L. Young Blvd
​Suite 9000
​Oklahoma City, OK 73104

(405) 271-5789
(405) 271-​3288 (fax)

Harold M. Burkhart, MD

Academic Appointments:
Professor of Surgery
Chief, Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic 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

Professional Education:
Fellowship: Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Toronto Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Residency: General Surgery, Indiana University
Medical Education: East Tennessee State University College of Medicine

Board Certification:
General Surgery
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Congenital Heart Surgery

Research Interest:
​Cellular Therapy for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
Ross Procedure
Resident Education and Simulation

Recent Publications:

1.         Burkhart HM, Thompson JL, Nelson TJ. Hypoplastic left heart syndrome: What's next? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Dec 22. pii: S0022-5223(15)02526-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2015.12.032. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26806478
 2.         Burkhart HM, Thompson JL, Phillips SD. The Fontan Operation: Is Timing Everything? Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Summer;27(2):175-6. doi: 10.1053/j.semtcvs.2015.09.003. Epub 2015 Oct 5. No abstract available. PMID: 26686445
3.         Burkhart HM, Thompson JL, Phillips SD. Complex congenital aortic arch disease: The need for mandatory long-term follow-up. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Jan;151(1):e19-20. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2015.09.113. Epub 2015 Oct 23. No abstract available. PMID: 26602899
4.         Suri RM, Taggarse A, Burkhart HM, Daly RC, Mauermann W, Nishimura RA, Li Z, Dearani JA, Michelena HI, Enriquez-Sarano M. Robotic Mitral Valve Repair for Simple and Complex Degenerative Disease: Midterm Clinical and Echocardiographic Quality Outcomes. Circulation. 2015 Nov 24;132(21):1961-8. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.115.017792. Epub 2015 Oct 19. PMID: 26481775
 5.         Yong MS, Saxena P, Killu AM, Coffey S, Burkhart HM, Wan SH, Malouf JF. The Preoperative Evaluation of Infective Endocarditis via 3-Dimensional Transesophageal Echocardiography. Tex Heart Inst J. 2015 Aug 1;42(4):372-6. PMID:26413022 doi: 10.14503/THIJ-14-4375. eCollection 2015 Aug.
6.         Burkhart HM. Pulmonary valve replacement: A sutureless, surgical alternative? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Aug;150(2):e27-8. PMID:26204880 DOI: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2015.06.005. Epub 2015 Jun 11.
7.         Anderson HN, Burkhart HM, Johnson JN.  Septal myectomy for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy in Friedreich’s ataxia.  ??  PMID: 25687499. Epub 2015, Feb17:1-4.
8.         Cantero Peral S, Burkhart HM, Ommen S, Yamada S, Nyberg SL, Li X, O’Leary PW, Terzic A, Cannon BC, Nelson TJ; Wanek Program Porcine Pipeline Group; Wanek Program Porcine Pipeline Group.  Safety and feasibility for pediatric cardiac regeneration using epicardial delivery of autologous umbilical cord blood-derived mononuclear cells established in a porcine model system.  Stem Cells Transl Med. 2015, Feb;4(2):195-206.  PMID: 25561683. DOI:19.5966/sctm.2014-0195. EPub 2015, Jan 5.
9.         Burkhart HM. Strike up the band!  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Jan;149(1):220-1. PMID: 25454922.  DOI:10.1016/j.jtcvs.2014.10.019.
10.       Thalji NM, Suri RM, Michelena HI, Greason KL, Dearani JA, Daly RC, Joyce LD, Stulak JM, Burkhart HM, Li Z, Schaff HV. Do differences in early hemodynamic performance of current generation biologic aortic valves predict outcomes 1 year following surgery?  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Jan;149(1):163-173.e2. PMID: 25439772.  DOI:10.1016/j.jtcvs.2014.09.027.