Michael Keith Pickens, DO

Michael Keith Pickens, DO

Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Aerodigestive Program, Otolaryngology, Airway and Esophageal Center

On staff since February 2021

Children's Title: GI Medical Director, Aerodigestive Program

Academic Title: Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Research Center: Center for Respiratory Biology and Therapeutics

  • Patient Testimonials

    • Trina Bartlesville 07.28.23

      Dr. Pickens helped us save my child's colon. I tried to say he did it but he made sure we knew we were all a team. He is a very special doctor but an absolutely incredible person. The backslide without his care is noticeable and heartbreaking. Your care team and being educated and included in decisions is his specialty! if you have a chance to work with Dr. Pickens you will be in the best hands. We want him back! We love you Dr. Pickens and need a Facebook page for past patients!

    • Valerie Broken Arrow, OK 10.03.22

      Dr. Pickens was my daughters GI doctor in Tulsa Oklahoma. She had struggled with stomach issues since she was born. In and out of the hospital with no answers except it was constipation. Finally we were referred to Dr. Pickens who stated 11 years is not normal for all this pain. He said we would start over. Within a month we found out my daughter had intestional malrotation. We finally had answers. I would recommend him to absolutely anyone. THANK YOU!

    • Taylor Sapulpa, OK 05.27.22

      Dr.Pickens is a phenomenal doctor! He was our daughters doctor in Tulsa. We struggled to figure out what was going on with our little girl until he came along. She was so honest with him, and would listen to his every word! We had the honor of participating in a Crohn's and Colitis walk with him, and it was heartwarming to say the least. He was checking on his patients throughout the walk. He has an impeccable bedside manner with his patients, as well as worried parents. We were so sad when he left for Washington, and we miss him so much!!

    • Jennifer Bremerton, WA 08.02.21

      Highly recommend, thinks outside the box, supports naturopathic interventions. Discovered my son's EoE.

    • Jennifer Bonney Lake, WA 07.12.21

      Not only is Dr. Pickens and exceptional pediatric GI provider, he comes with genuine care, compassion and concern for his patients and their family. He has impeccable bedside manner and treats each patient and their family as a priority. He is always knowledgeable in the most up to date medical evidence and uses sound judgement, his experience and expertise, current and historic medical literature and best practices, as well as a family’s unique preferences, cultural practices, and comfort level to guide his decision making and recommendations. He welcomes/respects his patients and their family as a part of the medical team, carefully listening to feedback and needs. We look forward to a long term relationship for our child with Dr. Pickens, to help him learn to manage his condition and become a capable and empowered patient.


Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Medical/Professional School

Oklahoma State University College Osteopathic Medicine, Tulsa, OK


UT Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship, Houston, TX


University of CA at San Francisco School of Medici, San Francisco, CA