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Message from the Director

Pathology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center is on the move. In the past five years we’ve added over a dozen faculty members to support our growing clinical, teaching, and research missions.

We aim to provide balanced training in anatomic and clinical pathology. Our faculty members have expertise in the breadth of the field, including in breast pathology, clinical chemistry, cytopathology, GI pathology, gynecologic pathology, head and neck pathology, hematopathology, informatics, laboratory management, medical microbiology, molecular genetic pathology, neuropathology, pediatric pathology, and transfusion medicine.

Residents in our program:


  • apply principles of practice management with Michael Talbert, MD, author of a recently published textbook on the subject (and chair of our department)
  • participate in multidisciplinary tumors boards at the Stephenson Cancer Center, a top-five center for NCI-sponsored clinical trials
  • compete for top fellowships
  • prepare for jobs in private practice and academia (including our own Gregory Blakey, MD; Henry Tran, MD; and Zhongxin Yu, MD)

In addition, our trainees are mentored in a supportive environment that values teamwork and professional development.

Besides outstanding training, our program offers much away from work. Affordable and friendly, Oklahoma has a high quality of life and a low cost of living. Places to enjoy in the Oklahoma City metro area include the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, the Oklahoma City Zoo, the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History, and Science Museum Oklahoma. Heading outdoors, activities in the state’s varied geography span birding, boating, cycling, fishing, hiking, rock climbing, and water skiing.

In sum, we think our program is a great place to learn and thrive. We look forward to receiving your application.





Cody Thomas, MD
Program Director