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Harold Burkhart, MD

Tenured Professor of Surgery 
Division Chief of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery

Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgical Program Director

CHF Brandon Weeden Chair in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

Harold M. Burkhart, MD, is a Professor and Division Chief of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery in the Department of Surgery at the University of Oklahoma. He is board-certified in Congenital Cardiothoracic, Thoracic and General Surgery, with expertise in Neonatal Heart Surgery, Cardiac Valve Repair, Complex Congenital Cardiac Repair, Adult Congenital Cardiac Surgery, and Pediatric Thoracic Surgery. He is a contributor to stem cell research for HLHS. He has been recognized as a Top Doctor by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. in 2016 and 2017, and as a Best Doctor by Best Doctors Inc. and U.S. News & World Report.

Academic Section(s):

Pediatric Cardiology Surgery


Medical School: East Tennessee State University College of Medicine/Johnson City

Board Certification(s):

General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Congenital Heart Surgery


Residency: General Surgery, Indiana University/Indianapolis

Fellowships: Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Toronto Hospital for Sick Children/Toronto, Canada
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Mayo Clinic/Rochester, Minn.

Clinical/Research Interests:

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

Research Interests: Cellular Therapy for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, Ross Procedure, Resident Education and Simulation