Erlan C. Duus, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Erlan C. Duus, M.D., is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has been practicing in Lawton since 1987.

Dr. Duus completed his undergraduate work in 1964 at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, graduating Cum Laude with a BA degree. This was followed by a fellowship in Pathology from the University of Iowa. He entered medical school and was awarded his M.D. from the University of Iowa in 1970.

Dr. Duus then entered the internship program at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia, completing his internship in 1971. Staying at West Virginia University, Dr. Duus matriculated through the residency program in otolaryngology/head and neck surgery, completing it in 1975.

At the Universities of Tennessee and Alabama, Dr. Duus completed fellowships in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. Additionally, he completed a second residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Michigan in 1983.

Dr. Duus is double boarded, being certified in Otolaryngology and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is a member of the:

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons
  • American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
  • American Medical Association.

He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Duus has completed numerous continuing education course in plastic surgery as well as writing several papers on various plastic surgery procedures.

He has served in the Army Reserve Medical Corp from 1986 to the present with active duty service in 1990-1991 during Desert Storm/Shield in Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Duus served as clinical professor at the University of Colorado from 1975 to 1977 and later at the University of Louisville in Kentucky from 1978 to 1981.

Most recently, Dr. Duus has served as Chief of Surgery at Southwestern Medical Center in Lawton since 1998.