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Ajit Tharakan

Ajit Kurien Tharakan, M.D.

Oklahoma Heart Institute
1265, S. Utica Avenue
Suite 105
Tulsa, OK  74104
United States
1-800-749-1448 (alternative)
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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic


Tamilnadu Dr M.G.R. Medical University (MB.BS. 1994)
St John's Medical College, Bangalore University (M.S. General Surgery 1995-1998)
Christian Medical College, Vellore, India (M.Ch.Cardiothoracic Surgery 1999- 2001)
Diplomate National Board, India (1999)
University of Missouri- Columbia, Research Scholar (2002)
University of Missouri- Columbia, General Surgery Residency ( 2003-2006)
American Board of Surgery certification (valid until 2017)
Massachusetts General Hospital-Cardiothoracic Surgery (2006- 2009)
Boston Children's Hospital (2007- 2008)
American Board of Thoracic Surgery certification ( valid until 2020)
University of Missouri- Columbia, Assistant Professor & Division Chief- 2009
Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery & Division Chief- 2016-2017
Oklahoma Heart Institute- 2017

Other Interests

Surgery for adult congenital heart surgery
Surgery of the aortic root & thoracic aorta
Surgery for heart failure, assist device & heart failure
Development of Cardiovascular Center of Excellence
Complex reoperative heart surgery
Clinical outcomes research
Device development

Practice Areas

  • Cardiac
  • Congenital
  • Thoracic
  • Aorta
  • Arrhythmias
  • Congenital
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Disease
  • Diaphragm
  • Endovascular Techniques
  • Esophagus
  • Extracorporeal Circulation
  • Great Vessels
  • Heart Failure
  • History
  • Lobectomy
  • Lung
  • Mechanical Circulatory Assistance
  • Mediastinum
  • Pericardium
  • Pleura
  • Surgery
  • Thoracic
  • Trachea and Bronchi
  • Valve Disease
  • Vascular