Dr. Allan Pickens MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon
Dr. Allan Pickens is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Atlanta, Georgia and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Emory University Hospital. He received his medical degree from University of Alabama School of Medicine and has been in practice for 19 years. Dr. Pickens accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 4 doctors at Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center and one of 23 at Emory University Hospital who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.
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Specialty & Clinical Interests
Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: Adult General Thoracic, Minimally Invasive Thoracic, Thoracic Surgical Oncology
Education & Medical Training
University of Alabama Medical Center
Residency, General Surgery, 1995–2002
University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 2002–2004
University of Alabama School of Medicine
Class of 1995
Certifications & Licensure
American Board of Surgery
Certified 11 years in Surgery
American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified 9 years in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery
GA State Medical License
Active through 2015
AL State Medical License
Active through 2012
Publications & Presentations
Video-assisted thoracic surgery lobectomy cost variability: implications for a bundled payment era.
Medbery, R. L.,Perez, S. D.,Force, S. D.,Gillespie, T. W.,Pickens, A.,Miller, D. L.,Fernandez, F. G.
Percutaneous Fiducial Localization for Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection of Small Pulmonary Nodules.
Sancheti, M. S.,Lee, R.,Ahmed, S. U.,Pickens, A.,Fernandez, F. G.,Small, W. C.,Nour, S. G.,Force, S. D.
Intrapyloric Botulinum Injection Increases Postoperative Esophagectomy Complications.
Eldaif, S. M.,Lee, R.,Adams, K. N.,Kilgo, P. D.,Gruszynski, M. A.,Force, S. D.,Pickens, A.,Fernandez, F. G.,Luu, T. D.,Miller, D. L.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- AmeriHealth Direct POS
- AmeriHealth Direct POS Value Network
- Amerihealth HMO
- AmeriHealth HMO Value Network
- AmeriHealth PPO
- AmeriHealth PPO Value Network
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS Georgia Blue Choice HMO
- BCBS Georgia Blue Open Access POS
- BCBS Georgia BlueChoice Option POS
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access
- CIGNA PPO
- Empire BCBS HMO
- Empire BCBS PPO
- First Health PPO
- Great West PPO
- Horizon BCBS Direct Access
- Horizon BCBS HMO
- Horizon BCBS POS
- Horizon BCBS PPO
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Multiplan PHCS PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- Oxford Health Freedom
- Oxford Health Liberty
- United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
- United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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