Dr Cindi Starkey MD PhD

Secretary – Executive Board Member

  • Clinical Pathology
  • Surgical Pathology
  • Hematopathology
  • Molecular Pathology
  • Flow Cytometry

Dr Starkey joined Pathology Laboratory Associates, Inc. in August of 2006.

Dr Starkey is

  • Medical Laboratory Director and Chief of Molecular Pathology, Hematology and Urinalysis at Regional Medical Laboratory Core Laboratory in Tulsa.
  • A member of the Pathology Laboratory Associates Executive Board as Secretary
  • On the Executive Medical Credentialing Committee and a member of the Executive Medical Staff at Ascension St John Medical Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma

She earned her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico, where she graduated with Distinction in University Honors. She then completed a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology at Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, and explored molecular/oncogene abnormalities associated with leukemia and lymphoma.

Dr Starkey earned a medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, and was a member of the national honor medical society Alpha Omega Alpha. Prior to initiation of her pathology residency training, she completed an internship in pediatrics at Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana.

She transitioned to Pathology and completed residency training in pathology at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque, New Mexico and completed a Hematopathology Fellowship under the direction of Dr Kathryn Foucar at the University of New Mexico, School of Medicine. During her fellowship research interests were focused on prognostic indicators in chronic lymphocytic leukemia and is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and Hematopathology.

Dr Starkey has co-authored two publications stemming from work with molecular testing for high-risk HPV while at Regional Medical Laboratory, and has several publications stemming from work as a fellow in hematopathology, as a resident, and as doctoral student.