Pascale Akl, MD

The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
940 S.L. Young Blvd
Room number
Oklahoma City, OK 73104

PHONE:  405-271- 2422



Assistant Professor


Queensland University of Technology
Brisbane, QLC, Australia
Bachelor of Applied Sciences (Medical Laboratory), 1999

Quensland University of Technology
Brisbane, QLC, Australia
Bachelor of Applied Sciences (Honours), 2000

University of Balamand
Faculty of Medicine
Beirut, Lebanon
Doctor of Medicine, 2006

Honors and Awards

Pathology Department Research Grant
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Oklahoma City, OK, 2010


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  1. McCulloch DR, Akl P, Samaratunga H, Herington AC, Odorico DM. Expression of the disintegrin metalloprotease, ADAM-10, in prostate cancer and its regulation by dihydrotestosterone, insulin-like growth factor I, and epidermal growth factor in the prostate cancer cell model LNCaP. Clin Cancer Res. 2004 Jan 1;10(1 Pt 1):314-23.

  2. Akl PS, Kutlar F, Patel N, Salisbury CL, Lane P, Young AN. Compound heterozygosity for hemoglobin S [beta6(A3)Glu6Val] and hemoglobin Korle-Bu [beta73(E17)Asp73Asn]. Lab Hematol. 2009;15(3):20-4.

  3. Chang T, Akl P, Blick K. Markedly elevated indirect bilirubin in an 11-year-old African American boy: Normal or aberrant? [Review] Lab Med August 2013;44:262-266
  4. Williams CW, Jones R, Akl P, Blick KE: An automated real-time free phenytoin assay to replace the obsolete Abbott TDx method. Lab Med; Jan 2014;45(1):48-51. oi:10.1309/LMFCR2FWS1IMV4GX

  5. Akl P, Blick KE: A case of false-positive test results in a pregnant woman of unknown HIV status at delivery. Lab Med. 2014 Summer;45(3);259-263. PMID: 25051080 [PubMed - in process] doi: 10.1309/LMAAGVXK05LUWOQN.  

  6. Williams C, Akl P, Blick KE. Assessment of fetal lung maturity by lamellar body count in comparison to the fluorescence polarization TDx FLM-II and L/S ratio methods. J Neonatal Biol. 2017 May 16, 6: 256. doi: 10.4172/2167-0897.1000256.