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

Hospital Affiliation

Emory University Hospital
Ranked #16 in Cardiology & Heart Surgery

Emory University Hospital Midtown
High performing in Cardiology & Heart Surgery

WellStar Kennestone Hospital

Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center

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.

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Insurances Accepted

  • 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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