C. Craig Elkins, M.D.

Cardiothoracic Surgery, Transplant Surgery

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3433 NW 56th
Bldg. B, Suite 760
Oklahoma City, OK 73112

Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgeon and Chief of Lung Transplantation

Dr. Elkins is a cardiovascular thoracic surgeon with INTEGRIS Cardiovascular Physicians at INTEGRIS Heart Hospital. He attended Stanford University in California for his B.S. in Biology and completed medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Elkins is board certified in surgery/thoracic surgery and underwent HeartMate II Training at Johns Hopkins. He completed a research fellowship and residency at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. and affiliated hospitals under the department of cardiac and thoracic surgery.

Dr. Elkins joined Nazih Zuhdi Transplant Institute at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City in 1998 where he is currently the chief of lung transplantation. He is also an active member of several committees at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center, which includes being chief of the department of cardiovascular surgery for 2007 as well as being the medical director of 8 West intermediate care at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center.

In addition to being a part of NZTI, he is a cardiovascular thoracic surgeon with INTEGRIS Cardiovascular Physicians at INTEGRIS Heart Hospital, where he performs open heart surgery, as well as lung and vascular surgery. Dr. Elkins is also one of the few thoracic surgeons in the United States who performs the Ross Procedure for aortic valvular disease.

Dr. Elkins is affiliated with the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, UNOS primary Lung Surgeons, Southern Thoracic Society and the H. William Scott, Jr. Society. In addition to the Ross Procedure, his areas of interest are heart and lung transplantation, ventricular assist device (LVAD) and endovascular aneurysm repair.

His interests outside of practicing medicine include hunting, snowboarding and wake boarding.

Accreditation / Boards
General Surgery, Cardiovascular/Thoracic Surgery
Languages
English

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