Prestigious annual recognition showcases outstanding industry leaders and organizations “making a difference” in the North Texas Region 


DALLAS, TEXAS — (December 15, 2022) – Patient advocate. Team connector. Community supporter. Recognizing these attributes and more, D CEO Magazine honored Nagaraj Kikkeri, MD as Outstanding Healthcare Practitioner for the magazine’s 2022 Excellence in Healthcare Awards. D CEO’s annual awards event lauds exemplary individuals and organizations in the North Texas healthcare industry. Fifteen categories comprise the respective recognitions. 

In judging the nominations, the D CEO editorial team and external healthcare subject experts cited the following in their selection of Dr. Kikkeri, founder and owner, North Texas Team Care Surgery Center: 

Nagaraj Kikkeri, MD is known for putting the patient first, as well as focusing on developing and supporting his team members. In addition to leading a stand-alone multi-modal and multi-disciplinary healthcare facility, he organizes food drives and spends time doing international aide work in Haiti. Kikkeri is also concerned with reshaping the way we pay for healthcare. He established a care coordination company that offers affordable bundled pricing and is working on transparent pricing to ensure that healthcare is reasonably priced and accessible to everyone. He and his team are working on developing flat-rate surgery bundles designed to help clients predict and contain healthcare costs, which is rarely seen in healthcare today.”  

Dr. Kikkeri and other category award winners and finalists were feted by D CEO at a private dinner and awards ceremony at On the Levee in the Design District.  

“The touted event honored leaders, entrepreneurs and practitioners who have made an impact on the North Texas community, said Will Maddox, Managing Editor, D CEO Magazine. “From world-beating heart surgeons and innovative masters of big data to visionary entrepreneurs and system-wide CEOs, it was an evening to remember.” 

Contact information about Dr. Kikkeri, the North Texas Team Care (NTTC) Surgery Center,  : Susan Morrow, 214-632-2711, [email protected].