Published on October 10, 2009
Contact: Julie Monzo
The College of American Pathologists Honors Oklahoma Pathologist With the Outstanding Service Award
Northfield, IL.—Michael L. Talbert, MD, FCAP, of Oklahoma City, OK was awarded the Outstanding Service Award by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) at a ceremony held on October 10, 2009, in Washington, DC at the College’s annual meeting, CAP ’09 – The Pathologists– Meeting™.
The award was established in honor of the first president of the College of American Pathologists, Frank W. Hartman, MD. Dr. Talbert was presented with the award for his many contributions to College members through his work on the Practice Management Committee. His energetic, efficient, and selfless efforts consistently add value to the practice management resources available to CAP members and reflect his unique perspective as an educator, pathology advocate, leader and practicing pathologist.
“The opportunity to serve the College of American Pathologists is one of the highlights of my career,” said Dr. Talbert. “It has provided an unparalleled opportunity to advance my knowledge of laboratory medicine, as well as a means of serving my profession.”
Dr. Talbert is Chairman of the Department of Pathology at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and Chief of Pathology Services at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City. He also serves as Ddirector of the Pathology Housestaff Training Program at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City. Previously, Dr. Talbert served as associate vice chair for Clinical and Financial Services of the Department of Pathology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He was also the President of Dahl-Chase Pathology Associates, a regional pathology practice serving the citizens of Maine.
Dr. Talbert is a very active member of the College of American Pathologists, serving on the Nominating Committee, the Council on Education, the Practice Management Committee, and chairing the Graduate Medical Education Committee.
Dr. Talbert earned his BS from the University of California at Irvine. He went on to receive his MD from the University of California at Los Angeles.
Dr. Talbert then completed a residency in pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston before completing a fellowship in Surgical and Gastrointestinal Pathology there.
The College of American Pathologists (CAP) is a medical society serving more than 17,000 physician members and the laboratory community throughout the world. It is the world’s largest association composed exclusively of board certified pathologists and is widely considered the leader in laboratory quality assurance. The College is an advocate for high-quality and cost-effective patient care.