The American Health Council has warmly welcomed Dr. Robert Letton as “Best in Medicine”, in recognition of over 26 years of dedicated service to his profession. Based in Oklahoma City, Dr. Letton is an esteemed Professor of Surgery and is highly regarded for his extensive contributions.
Dr. Letton became involved in his current profession due to his desire to help treat innocent children who are victims of the disease process. His academic achievements in pursuit of this goal include; the completion of his MD from University of Kentucky College of Medicine in 1990, a Residency at Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center and a Fellowship at Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center. In addition, Dr. Letton is Board Certified in Pediatric Surgery and General Surgery.
For the past ten years, Dr. Letton has served as Professor of Surgery at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center. OU Medicine strives to be among the highest ranking health care providers, as determined by both regulatory and health care scoring systems. Caring for patients is crucial, especially through means of teamwork by open and effective communication and respect among colleagues and co-workers. OU Medicine continues to improve by harnessing innovation alongside basic and clinical research; this is in addition to providing an outstanding educational program.
Specializing in Clinical Research, Health Education and Community Health, OU Medicine’s team of experienced medical professionals display unrivalled capabilities in Healthcare, Change Management, Healthcare Management, Hospitals, Clinical Research, Leadership, Diagnostics, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgery and Pediatric Surgery.
On a day to day basis, Dr. Letton’s responsibilities include duties as a pediatric surgeon for the state of Oklahoma, running a Level 1 Trauma Center, running an ECMO program, and being the medical director of the Operating Room.
Dr. Letton is a distinguished member of the medical community, reflected in his roles as President Elect of the Pediatric Trauma Society, CMRI/CHF Paula Miller Milburn Endowed Research Chair in Pediatric Surgery, and as an esteemed member of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. He is also affiliated with the American Surgical Society, the American College of Surgeons, the American Pediatric Surgical Association, the Western Trauma Society & Eastern Trauma Society and the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.
Among his many achievements, Dr. Letton is proud to have several journal publications on topics including Pediatric Cervical Spine Injury, closure defects of the abdominal wall, and much more. He attributes his success to enjoying what he does and being dedicated to the cause.
Dr. Letton’s professional goals for the next five years include releasing more publications and become the voice for the Adult Trauma Society. When not busy working, Dr. Letton enjoys a round of golf, playing the guitar in a band, and attending the Oklahoma City Thunder games with his partner. He also contributes charitably to the Children’s Hospital Foundation.
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Pediatric Surgeon at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center
- At the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, the experience is one of a kind. OU Medicine strives to be among the highest ranking health care providers, as determined by both regulatory and health care scoring systems.
Source: OU Medicine
- American Surgical Society
- American College of Surgeons
- American Pediatric Surgical Association
- Western Trauma Society & Eastern Trauma Society
- Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society