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Michael Talbert, MD

Michael Talbert, MD

Lloyd E. Rader Professor and Chairman, Department of Pathology 

Chief of Pathology Services and Laboratory Director
OU Medical System

University of Oklahoma
Health Sciences Center
Department of Pathology
Room 451
940 Stanton L. Young Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 73104

405-271-2422, x58004


  • University of California at Irvine
    Magna Cum Laude
    Phi Beta Kappa
    B.S. - Biological Sciences
  • UCLA
    Warren Medal for Academic Excellence
  • Diplomate
    American Board of Pathology
    Anatomic & Clinical Pathology


  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Resident Training
    Chief Resident in Pathology
  • Massachussets General Hospital
    Surgical & Gastrointestinal Pathology


  • American College of Physician Executives
  • ASCP
  • American Pathology Foundation
  • Association for Molecular Pathology

Clinical/Research Interests:

  • Gastrointestinal pathology
  • Information technology and practice management

Select Publications:

  1. Talbert M, Southern J, Morgan B, et al. Prognostic features of gastrointestinal stromal tumors with low mitotic rates. Mod Pathol 2(1):94a, 1989.

  2. Talbert ML, Young RH. Carcinomas of the urinary bladder with deceptively benign-appearing foci. A report of three cases. Am J Surg Pathol. 1989 May;13(5)374-81.

  3. Donowitz M, Talbert ML. Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. N Engl J Med. 1988 Sep 319:564-74.

  4. Catalano, EW, Rugy SG, Talbert ML, Knapman DG. College of American Pathologists considerations for delineation of pathology clinical privileges. Arch Pathol Lab. Med April 2009;133(4):613-618.

  5. Talbert ML, Ashwood ER, Brownlee NA, Clark JR, Horowitz RE, Lepoff RB, Neumann A, Otis CN, Powell SZ-E, Sodeman TM. Resident Preparation for Practice. A White Paper from the College of American Pathologists and Association of Pathology Chairs.Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2009 July;133(7):1139-1147.

  6. Talbert ML, Dunn ST, Hunt J, Hillyard DR, Mirza I, Nowak JA, Van Deerlin V, Vnencak-Jones CL. Competency-based education for the molecular genetic pathology fellow: a report of the Association for Molecular Pathology Training and Education Committee. J Mol Diagn Nov 1, 2009:11(6):497-507.

  7. Fung KM, Hassell LA, Talbert ML, Weichmann AF, Chaser BE, Ramey JE: Whole slide images and digital media in pathology education, testing, and practice: the Oklahoma experience. Anal Cell Pathol (Amst) Jan 2012;35(1):37-40.

  8. Nakhleh RE, Souers RJ, Bashleben CP, Talbert ML, Karcher DS, Meier FA, Howanitz PJ: Fifteen years’ experience of a College of American Pathologists Program for Continuous Monitoring and Improvement. Arch Pathol Lab Med. Sept 2014;138(9):1150-1155. PMID: 25171697. doi: 10.5858/arpa.2014-0148-OA.

  9. Domen RE, Talbert ML, Johnson K, Post MD, Brissette MD, Conran RM, Hoffman RD, McCloskey CB, Raciti PM, Roberts CA, Rojiani AM, Tucker JA, Powell S. Assessment and management of professionalism issues in pathology residency training: Results from surveys and a workshop by the Graduate Medical Education Committee of the College of American Pathologists. Acad Pathol, July-September 2015:1-9. doi: 10.1177/2374289515592887.

  10. Volmar KE, McCall SJ, Schifman RB, Talbert ML, Tworek JA, Hulkower KI, Guidi AJ, Nakhleh RE, Souers RJ, Bashleben CP, Blond BJ. Professional practice evaluation for pathologists: the development, life, and death of the Evalumetrics program. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2017 Apr;141(4):551-558. doi: 10.5858/arpa.2016-0275-CP. PMID: 28353384

Book Chapters

  • Parker KM, Talbert ML: Laboratory Medicine in the 21st Century. In KM Ward-Cook, et al., ed., Clinical Diagnostic Technology: The Total Testing ProcessVol.1: The Preanalytical Phase, Washington, DC: AACC Press, 2003, Chapter 1.

Adjunct Faculty

Sepideh Nikki Asadbeigi, MD

Sepideh N Asadbeigi, MD

Assistant Professor - Pathology


Adjunct Faculty - Dermatology

Prabir K. Chakraborty, PhD

Prabir K. Chakraborty, PhD

Assistant Professor (Research)

Daniel J. Cowden, MD, FCAP, CPHIMS

Daniel J. Cowden, MD, FCAP, CPHIMS

Clinical Associate Professor

Charles Esmon, PhD

Charles Esmon, PhD

Lloyd Noble Chair, Cardiovascular Research

Member & Head, Cardiovascular Biology Research at OMRF

Adjunct Professor, Pathology

Adjunct Professor, Biochemistry

Investigator at Howard Hughes Medical Institute

David M Lewis, DDS

David M. Lewis, DDS

Associate Professor
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Pathology

Jeffrey McBride, MD, PhD

Jeffrey McBride, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Director of Dermatopathology

Adjunct Faculty - Pathology

Charles A. Montgomery, DVM, DACVP, DACLAM

Charles A. Montgomery, DVM, DACVP, DACLAM

Adjunct Professor
Department of Pathology
Division of Comparative Medicine

Kathy L. Moser, PhD

Kathy L. Moser, PhD

Associate Member, Arthritis & Immunology Program

Adjunct Faculty, Pathology

Aravindan Natarajan

Aravindan Natarajan, MS., MPhil., PhD., CCA.

Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology,
Associate Professor (Adjunct), Department of Anesthesiology,
Associate Professor (Adjunct), Department of Pathology
Course Director, Radiation Biology for Radiation Oncology Residents
Graduate Faculty, College of Medicine
Member, Cancer Biology Program

Amr H. Sawalha, MD

Amr H. Sawalha, MD

Assistant Member
Arthritis and Immunology Research Program

Assistant Professor of Medicine 
Department of Medicine

Staff Physician 
Veteran Affairs Medical Center
Oklahoma City

Adjunct Faculty
Department of Pathology