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Nikola Puffinbarger, MD

  • Accepting New Patients
  • Member of OU Health Physicians

About Nikola Puffinbarger

An Oklahoma City native, Dr. Puffinbarger completed her undergraduate, medical and residency training at the University of Oklahoma before moving to New York City for a fellowship in pediatric surgery. Her husband is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and they have been married over three years. In their spare time, they enjoy fishing, playing tennis and interacting with animals with their three teenage sons.
Affiliations Oklahoma Children's Hospital – General & Plastic Surgery, Oklahoma Children's Hospital
Awards
  • Doctor of the year for Oklahoma City School for Health Lifestyles 2016
  • NIH Award for Excellence in Basic Science Research, Department of Surgery, University of Oklahoma 1996
  • NIH Award for Excellence in Basic Science Research, Department of Surgery, University of Oklahoma 1994
  • Aesculapian Award Nominee for Excellence in Teaching, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine 1997
  • Rader Trust Award for Outstanding Resident Physician, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center 1997
  • Excellence in Surgical Research Award, Oklahoma Chapter of the American College of Surgeons 1995
  • Award for Best Paper, American College of Surgeons, State of Oklahoma Committee on Trauma, Resident Trauma Paper Competition 1994
  • Award for Best Paper, American College of Surgeons, State of Oklahoma Committee on Trauma, Resident Trauma Paper Competition 1993
Health Education
  • Medical School
  • Doctor of Medicine OU College of Medicine
    Oklahoma City, OK
    1991
  • Internship
  • General Surgery University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
    Oklahoma City, OK
    1993
  • Residency
  • General Surgery University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
    Oklahoma City, OK
    1998
  • Fellowship
  • Pediatric Surgery New York Presbyteria Hospital College of Physicians & Surgeons Columbia University
    New York City, NY
    2000
  • Research Fellow, Immunobiology/Cancer Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
    Oklahoma City, OK
    1995
  • Board Certification
  • General Surgery 2000
  • Pediatric Surgery 2001
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