Cindy McCloskey, MD

 Cindy McCloskey, MD

Telephone:  (405) 271-8001 ext. 30167



Assistant Professor of Pathology

Director, Microbiology and Virology Laboratories
OU Medical Center


Bachelor of Music, Clarinet Performance
Bachelor of Music, Music Education
Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland (1997)

Graduate Coursework in Music Theory
Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland (1998)

Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program
Goucher College, Towson, Maryland (1999)

M.D., Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, Tennessee (2004)

Resident, Clinical Pathology and Pathology Research
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee (2008 )

Fellow, Medical Microbiology
Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia (2009)

Fellow, Molecular Genetic Pathology
Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia (2010)


Diplomate, American Board of Pathology, Clinical Pathology

Diplomate, American Board of Pathology, Medical Microbiology

Oklahoma Medical License


American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP)
American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP)
College of American Pathologists (CAP)


  1. Santen SA, Hemphill RR, Spanier (McCloskey) CB, Fletcher ND: ‘Sorry, it’s my first time!’ Will patients consent to medical students learning procedures?Medical Education, April 2005, 39(4):365-369.

  2. Hemphill RR, Santen SA, Spanier (McCloskey) CB, Fletcher ND: Trauma: Life in the ER – Education or entertainment? The patient’s perspective. Southern Medical Journal, March 2007, 100(3):248-251.

  3. Chow WHA, McCloskey C, Tong Y, Hu L, You Q, Kelly CP, Kong H, Tang YW, Tang W: Application of isothermal helicase-dependent amplification with a disposable detection device in a simple sensitive stool test for toxigenic Clostridium difficile. Journal of Molecular Diagnostics, September 2008, 10(5):452-458.

  4. Brandt ME, Gade L, McCloskey CB, Balajee SA: Atypical Aspergillus flavus isolates associated with chronic azole therapy. J Clin Microbiol, October 2009, 47(10):3372-3375.

  5. McCloskey CB, Kraft CS, Ingersoll JM, Hill CE, Burd EM, Caliendo AM. Characterization of 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) virus specimens with a positive hemagglutinin 1 signal in the Luminex xTAG respiratory viral panel assay. J Clin Microbiol. April 2011;49(4):1657-1658.

  6. McCloskey CB and Blakey GL. 2012 CPIP Case 02: Shiga-toxin producing E. coli infections: detection, characterization, and treatment. © 2012 College of American Pathologists – Online CME Self-Assessment Module released February 2012. (Online learning materials, peer-reviewed) 

  7. Kraft, CS, Binongo JN, Burd EM, Eaton ME, McCloskey CB, Fernandes H, Hill CE, Caliendo AM: Successful use of Plasma Preparation Tubes™ (PPTs) in the COBAS® Ampliprep/COBAS® TaqMan®HIV-1 Test. J Clin Virol, May 2013,57(1):77-9.  PMID:23332979

  8. Laudadio J, McNeal JL, Boyd SD, Le LP, Lockwood C, McCloskey CB, Sharma G, Voelkerding KV, Haspel RL. Design of a genomics curriculum: Competencies for practicing pathologists. Arch Pathol Lab Med, July 2015;139(7):894-900. doi: 10.5858/arpa.2014-0253-CP. PMID: 26125429.

  9. Domen RE, Johnson K, Conran RM, Hoffman RD, Post MD, Steinberg JJ, Brissette MD, Gratzinger DA, McCloskey CB, Raciti PM, Roberts CA, Rojiani AM, Powell SZ. Professionalism in pathology: a case-based approach as a potential educational tool. Arch Pathol Lab Med. doi: 10.5858/arpa.2016-0217-CP. Epub 2016 Oct 20. Feb 2017;141(2):215-219. PMID: 27763788.  

  10. Post MD, Johnson K, Brissette MD, Conran RM, Domen RE, Hoffman RD, McCloskey CB, Raciti PM, Roberts CA, Rojiani AM, Tucker JA, Powell SZ. Employer expectations for newly-trained pathologists: report of a survey from the Graduate Medical Education Committee of the College of American Pathologists. Arch Pathol Lab Med. doi: 10.5858/arpa.2015-0138-CP. Epub 2015 Oct 2. Feb 2017;141(2):193-202. PMID: 26430810.