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Department of Surgery

Welcome to the Department of Surgery. We are six sections (Plastic Surgery, Transplant Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Trauma, Pediatric Surgery, Cardiac Surgery), each with its own team of specialists, and all dedicated to both the practice of medicine and the pursuit of education. As a research-based hospital, our commitment is to do more than provide the most innovative care. We are here to push for the answers that become tomorrow’s game-changers.

A history rich in surgical tradition instilled in our hospital a love of the art of medicine. Transforming that art into the science that changes people’s lives is the passion we have the honor of calling a profession. It’s so much more than patient care. It truly is the love of humanity that drives what we do.

We are here to improve the surgical care of patients throughout Oklahoma and to provide the finest quality surgical education to our fellows, residents, and students who will take a higher standard of care out into the world.

Inside the Department of Surgery

Departmental Divisions

Our surgical teams provide care in six different specialty divisions. Within each division, a comprehensive array of services is offered through a multi-disciplinary approach to care.

Education Programs

Medical students seeking a challenging surgery residency or fellowship program thrive here. We strive to provide a diverse, well-rounded experience with exposure to both routine and complicated cases.


As a leading research hospital, we are committed to helping pave the way for the medical advances and breakthroughs that will change the future.


Meet the team behind our education programs and hear a little more about why they are some of the region’s most highly regarded experts.


From a single surgery resident in 1920 to a thriving team of hundreds of the region’s leading surgical experts, our department has built a history on patient-focused care at every level, from general to the most critical.


Those who wish to donate to the health of a child, provide a scholarship for a resident, help fund research, or contribute in any other area can donate in a variety of ways.

Contact Us

Looking for our mailing address or our physical location? Need a phone number or have a technical question? Find the information you need here.

Professor and Chair

Barish H. Edil, MD, FACS

Professor and Chair
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Department of Surgery

Dr. Edil was featured in Oklahoma Magazine as one of the "Top Doctors" in the state on June 2, 2023. His profile can be read here.