Hillcrest COVID-19 Call Center
Hillcrest HealthCare System has an established COVID-19 Call Center. Operators are available Monday - Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to answer patient questions, provide support and connect them to a provider. The Call Center line is 918-574-0920.

(918) 592-0999

Ajit K. Tharakan, M.D.

Ajit K. Tharakan, M.D.


Oklahoma Heart Institute Utica Office
1265 S. Utica Ave., Suite 105
Tulsa , OK 74104
(918) 749-6400



Dr. Tharakan is a cardiovascular thoracic surgeon.  Prior to joining Oklahoma Heart Institute, Dr. Tharakan was the director of cardiothoracic surgery at the Hugh E. Stephenson Department of Surgery at the University of Missouri-Columbia.  He has numerous publications, patents and inventions.  He was recognized as one of MU's Top Faculty Achievers in 2017.

Cardiotoracic Surgery (chief resident) - Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA
Cardiovascular Surgery (chief resident) - Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA
General Surgery  (chief resident) - Hugh E. Stephenson Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Missouri in Columbia, MO
Cardiothoracic Surgery (chief resident) - Christian Medical College & Hospital, Vellore, Tamilnadu, S. India

Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute, The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Porur Madras, Tamilnadu, India
Dr. Tharakan has done additional training at St. John's National Academy of Health Sciences, Bangalore, India and Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore, India where he secured the M. Ch (Master of Chirurgi) degree.

Board certified in thoracic surgery and general surgery

General Surgery
Thoracic Surgery