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Ward Houck, MD, Thoracic Surgery, Murfreesboro, TN, Saint Thomas West Hospital


Thoracic Surgery Murfreesboro, TN

Adult General Thoracic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic Surgical Oncology, Cardiovascular Surgery


Overview of Dr. Houck

Dr. Ward Houck, MD is a board certified thoracic surgeon in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He is currently licensed to practice medicine in Tennessee, Georgia, and California. He is affiliated with Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital and Saint Thomas West Hospital.

Education & Training

  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    Cedars-Sinai Medical CenterFellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 2002 - 2003
  • Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
    Virginia Commonwealth University Health SystemFellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 2000 - 2002
  • Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
    Medical University of South Carolina College of MedicineResidency, Surgery, 1994 - 2000
  • Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
    Medical University of South Carolina College of MedicineClass of 1994
  • Davidson
    DavidsonBS, Premed, 1986 - 1990

Certifications & Licensure

  • TN State Medical License
    TN State Medical License 2014 - 2024
  • GA State Medical License
    GA State Medical License 2005 - 2017
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2002 - Present
  • SC State Medical License
    SC State Medical License 1995 - 2023
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Top MD Consumers Checkbook
  • Fellow (FACS) American College of Surgeons

Publications & Presentations


Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
    Aetna HMO
    BCBS Blue Card PPO
    BCBS Georgia Blue Choice HMO
    BCBS Georgia Blue Open Access POS
    BCBS Georgia BlueChoice Option POS
    BCBS North Carolina BlueOptions PPO
    CIGNA Open Access
    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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