Myra L. Wilkerson

Chair, Diagnostic Medicine InstituteGeisinger LaboratoriesDanville, PA
Myra Wilkerson

Bio: Dr. Myra L. Wilkerson is the Chair of the Diagnostic Medicine Institute for the Geisinger System in central and northeastern Pennsylvania and oversees the laboratory and radiology service lines. Her subspecialty areas are cytopathology, genitourinary pathology, and laboratory informatics. Her current research interests include tissue microarrays and immunohistochemistry of 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 is one of the web authors for the companion website to that book, www.ihcfaq.com.

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 returning to Marshall University to earn a doctor of medicine degree. She completed a combined anatomic and clinical pathology residency and cytopathology specialty training in the PennState Geisinger Health System.

Dr. Wilkerson is a past president of the Association of Clinical Scientists and a past president of the Association for Pathology Informatics. She also currently serves on the Informatics Committee for the College of American Pathologists. 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.