Myra Wilkerson is Chair, Laboratory Medicine Service Line for Geisinger. Dr. Wilkerson is responsible for oversight of all clinical and anatomic pathology laboratory services within the health system.
She joined the Geisinger team in 1999 and has helped several medical directorships over Geisinger hospital laboratories as week as the vice chair for the service line. Her subspecialty areas are cytopathology, genitourinary pathology, and laboratory informatics. Her current research interests include tissue microarrays and immunochemistry of the testicular and bladder tumors. Dr. Wilkerson recently edited and contributed four chapters to a book published by the Geisinger anatomic pathology group, the Handbook of Practical Immunohistochemistry: Frequently Asked Questions. She s one of the web authors for the companion wed site to this book, www.ihcfaq.com.
Dr Wilkerson is a part president of the Association of the Clinical Scientists and a past president of the Association for Pathology Informatics. She also currently serves on the Informatics Committee and the Clinical Informatics Steering Committee for the College of American Pathologist’s. She is on the editorial boards of three peer reviewed journals, the Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science, the Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and the Journal of Pathology Informatics. Dr. Wilkerson received her undergraduate degree in Medical Technology from Marshall University, and then worked in the clinical laboratories at Charleston Area Medical Center before retuning to Marshall University to earn a Doctor of Medicine. She completed a combined anatomic and clinical pathology residency and cytopathology specialty training in the PennState Geisinger Health System.