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.
Chief resident of cardiotoracic surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Chief resident of cardiovascular surgery at Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Chief resident for general surgery at the Hugh E. Stephenson Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Chief resident in cardiothoracic surgery at Christian Medical College & Hospital, Vellore, Tamilnadu, S. India
EDUCATION & INTERNSHIP
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.