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Surgery

Alexander R. Raines, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Director of Robotic Surgery
Co-Director of Surgical Clerkship
Residency Program Site Director – OU Edmond
Director of Career Advising


Alexander Raines, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Oklahoma. He is also the Director of Robotic Surgery, Co-Director of Medical Student Surgical Clerkship and Residency Program Site Director – OU Health Edmond Medical Center  for the OU Department of Surgery. He is also Director of Career Advising for the OU College of Medicine, a Contracting General Surgeon for the Oklahoma City VA Medical Center, and the Consultative General Surgeon for the Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team.

Dr. Raines earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas, his medical degree from the University of Nebraska and completed his General Surgery Residency at the University of Oklahoma, after which he became a board-certified general surgeon. He treats patients with a wide variety of general surgical conditions, including hernias (inguinal, ventral, umbilical, incisional) and gallbladder issues. He has a focus on minimally invasive surgical approaches with a specialized skill set in robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery. He focuses not only on minimizing pain and recovery time, but he also works hard to ensure that his patients feel comfortable and informed throughout their pre-, peri- and post-operative experiences.

Along with his clinical practice, Dr. Raines is committed to education. He serves as the Medical Student Surgery Clerkship Co-Director and the ​College of Medicine Director of Career Advising, and he is the Faculty Advisor for the Student Surgery Interest Group and Residency Director of Robotic Education. He also directs robotic surgery simulation courses and proctors surgeons who are new to adapt robotic-surgery into their practices. Dr. Raines is an expert speaker on robotic surgery, hernia surgery, surgical education and robotic surgery education.

While Dr. Raines works hard to offer his patients a first-class surgical experience, he also strives to improve the hospital and university. Through his roles on the OU Medicine Quality Medical Staff Oversight Committee, the OU Medicine Credentialing Committee, the OU Physicians Policies and Procedures Committee and the OU Edmond Peer Review Committee, he works to ensure that all patients treated within the OU Medicine system receive the highest level of care possible.


Academic Section(s):

General Surgery/Trauma Surgery & Critical Care


Education:

Medical School: University of Nebraska Medical Center/Nebraska


Board Certification(s):

American Board of Surgery – General Surgery


Fellowship:

Residency: General Surgery, Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center/Oklahoma City


Clinical/Research Interests:

Clinical Focus: General Surgery

Clinical Interests: 

  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Groin Hernias, Abdominal Wall Hernias
  • Diverticulitis
  • Soft Tissue Masses
  • Robotic/Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Emergency General Surgery
  • Robot Surgery Education

Research Interests: Clinical Outcomes: Robotics, General Surgery, Trauma, Medical/Surgical Education


Select Honors & Accomplishments:

  • Board Certified General Surgeon (American Board of Surgery)
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons Academy of Teaching Scholars
  • Faculty Member Southwestern Surgical Congress
  • Member Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
  • Member Association for Surgical Education
  • Member American Hernia Society



Associate Members

Zain Asad, MD

Zain Asad, MD

Assistant Professor

Guilherme Barreiro, MD, PhD

Guilherme Barreiro, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Surgery
 

Heather Burks, MD

Heather Burks, MD

Assistant Professor,
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Amanda Celii, MD

Amanda Celii, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

4th Year Surgery Clerkship Director

Associate Director, Trauma Post-Acute Care, EMS liaison

Associate Director, Trauma Outreach/Education

Stephen M. Clayton, Jr., MD

Stephen M. Clayton, Jr., MD

Assistant Professor

Kelley A. Curran, MD

Kelly A. Curran, MD

Associate Professor

M. Blake Evans, DO
Karl Huebner, M.D.

Karl Huebner, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
 

Jeremy Johnson, MD, FACS

Jeremy Johnson, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Co-Director, Third Year Surgical Clerkship

Kellie R. Jones, MD, FCCP

Kellie R. Jones, MD, FCCP

Associate Professor, Medicine
Assistant Chief of Medicine, Oklahoma City VA Healthcare System
Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians

Edgar LeClaire, MD, MS, FACOG

Edgar LeClaire, MD, MS, FACOG

Assistant Professor

Fellowship Director

Amy Lee, M.D.

Amy Lee, M.D.

Associate Professor, Section of Pediatric Critical Care
Medical Director, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Program Director, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

Kathryn Lindsay, MD

Kathryn Lindsay, MD

Assistant Professor

Yashas Nathani, MD

Yashas Nathani, MD

Assistant Professor

Shashank S. Shettar, MD

Shashank S. Shettar, MD

Assistant Professor
Division Chief, Transplant Anesthesiology
Interim Division Chief, Obstetric Anesthesiology

Christine Vo, MD

Christine Vo, MD

Assistant Professor
Assistant Program Director
Medical Student Clerkship Co-Director

Houssein Youness, MD, FCCP

Houssein Youness, MD, FCCP

Associate Professor, Medicine
Interim Section Chief, Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine Section
Director of the Interventional Pulmonary Program, Oklahoma City VAHCS
Program Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship, OUHSC
President, Oklahoma Thoracic Society
Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians