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Alisa Cross, MD,FACS

General and Trauma Surgeon, Surgical Critical Care

About Alisa Cross

Alisa Cross, MD, FACS, is an Associate Professor, Department of Surgery at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Cross attended the University of Oklahoma for her undergraduate studies from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Psychology. She completed her doctor of medicine at the OU College of Medicine in 2006. She went on to complete a general surgery residency at Emory University, Atlanta, GA, in 2011 and subsequently continued on to complete a Trauma Surgery Fellowship and Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at Emory University, Grady Memorial Hospital in 2013.

Dr. Cross is double board certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. She serves as the Director of Emergency General Surgery and Associate Director of the Surgical and Trauma ICU at OU Medical Center. In addition, she is Surgical Director of the Clinical Skills Testing Center at OUHSC and is Associate Program Director for the General Surgery Residency Program.

Dr. Cross has been awarded the Russell Postier Award for Excellence in Resident Education in 2016, Outstanding Trauma Services Team Member in 2017 and the Dewayne Andrews, MD, Excellence in Teaching Award for Undergraduate Education in 2017. She is a member of the Oklahoma Regional Committee on Trauma, Eastern Association of Trauma, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and Southeastern Surgical. Nationally, she serves as an Editor of SCORE American Board of Surgery General Surgery Curriculum and on the American College of Surgeons Resident Prep Curriculum.

Her areas of expertise include general and trauma surgery. Her academic interests include medical student and resident education, disparity of care issues in the Trauma and Emergency General Surgery Population, and clinical outcome data including quality measures in the Trauma and Emergency General Surgery population.

Affiliations OU Health – University of Oklahoma Medical Center, OU Health - University of Oklahoma Medical Center, OU Health Physicians Building - Oklahoma City, OU Health Physicians – General Surgery Clinic
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society 2004
  • Resident Scholarship, American Association of Surgical Trauma 2012
  • House Staff Organization Professionalism Excellence Award (HOPE), Emory University 2013
  • University of Oklahoma Russell Postier Award for Excellence in Resident Education 2016
  • Outstanding Trauma Team Member 2017
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons 2016
  • Aesculapian Award winner for excellence in teaching the clinical sciences 2017
  • Academy of Teaching Scholars at OU Health Science Center 2017
  • Dewayne Andrews MD Excellence in Teaching Award 2017
  • Inaugural Member of OU College of Medicine Academy of Teaching Scholars 2019
Health Education
  • Medical School
  • Doctor of Medicine OU College of Medicine
    Oklahoma City, OK
  • Residency
  • General Surgery Emory University
    Atlanta, GA
  • Fellowship
  • Trauma Surgery Emory University
    Atlanta, GA
  • Surgical Critical Care Emory University
    Atlanta, GA
  • Board Certification
  • American Board of Surgery 2012
  • Sub-Specialty Certification Surgical Critical Care 2013
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