About the Department

 

The Department of Pathology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center is a large, multidisciplinary department consisting of 37 faculty, 73 adjunct faculty, and 16 residents/fellows.  Our three-fold mission is service, education, and research. 

We bring to Oklahoma the single largest Faculty of uniquely qualified and trained specialists and provide comprehensive, professional, diagnostic services in Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology for all of Oklahoma and nation-wide.  We have a strong commitment to providing excellent pathology services related to Women's Health.

Our pathologists provide services to the OU Medical Center (formerly University Hospital), Children's Hospital of Oklahoma, the Oklahoma City Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and numerous other laboratories and hospitals throughout Oklahoma and nation-wide.  An important and vital factor in the Department's growth and development has been the growing network of hospital/clinic mergers and affiliations that are being established with our parent group at the OUHSC. This outreach brings several valuable benefits to the Department, including expansion of existing clinical activities and a broader community association with more direct access to patients requiring specialty care.

The Department of Pathology Laboratories provide complete histology, histopathology, and molecular pathology services for physicians and patients throughout Oklahoma and nation-wide and for research scientists at OUHSC.  There are four specialized laboratories providing these services:  Histology Core Laboratory , Molecular Pathology Laboratory, Diagnostic Center for Alzheimer's Disease , and the Neuropathology Laboratory.

The Department also provides curriculum training for future physicians and allied health professionals and advanced training for future pathologists in the Residency Program based on competency models.  The Department also has a strong commitment to basic and applied research in the field of medicine. 

We have four full-time Ph.D. experimental pathology researchers working in the areas of immunology, neuropathology, and cell biology, and a number of clinical staff with active research programs.  The Department has a growing Graduate Program, with an emphasis on the cellular and molecular basis to disease processes, leading to a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Experimental Pathology.

Over the years, many outstanding faculty, residents, and friends have contributed to the success of the department; appropriately, the Department has established various commemorative endowments, fellowships, and studentships in their name.


Location

The Pathology Department has various clinical and research laboratories and administrative offices located in different buildings on the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) campus in Oklahoma City.

Our main administrative offices are located on the fourth floor of the Biomedical Sciences Building (Directions).  We also have faculty members who practice at the Tulsa campus of the University of Oklahoma. 

The is located approximately 5 minutes from downtown Oklahoma City and 20 miles north of the main University of Oklahoma campus in Norman, Oklahoma. The OUHSC is the State's major educational resource for the training of physicians, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, public health specialists, and a wide range of allied health personnel. 

There are approximately 3,000 students enrolled in the more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degree programs of the seven colleges:  Allied Health, Dentistry, Graduate, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health.  There are approximately 950 faculty and 2,100 staff who work at the OUHSC; and over 35,000 people, representing institutional employees, students, patients, and visitors, converge on the OUHSC campus daily, making it one of the largest comprehensive academic health centers in the Southwest.  Most of the staff and students live in Oklahoma City (population 400,000), or surrounding areas, including Moore and Norman, located 15 and 30 minutes commute to the South, and Edmond, which is a 20 minute commute to the North of Oklahoma City.