Michael L Talbert, MD

Michael L Talbert, MD

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

PHONE:  (405) 271-2422, x58004


Lloyd E. Rader Professor and Chairman, Department of Pathology 

Chief of Pathology Services and Laboratory Director
 OU Medical System


University of California at Irvine
Magna Cum Laude
Phi Beta Kappa
B.S. - Biological Sciences

Warren Medal for Academic Excellence

Massachusetts General Hospital
Resident Training
Chief Resident in Pathology

Massachussets General Hospital
Surgical & Gastrointestinal Pathology

American Board of Pathology
Anatomic & Clinical Pathology


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


Gastrointestinal pathology
Information technology and practice management


  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.