Surgical Pathology

The surgical pathology rotation at West Virginia University is designed to instruct trainees in surgical pathology in a tertiary care-academic setting and a large academic-affiliated community hospital. As they evaluate patient specimens, the physicians-in-training are instructed in the gross evaluation, microscopic evaluation, and ancillary studies of surgical pathology specimens. By providing residents with increasing responsibilities and duties, as their level of training increases, the teaching faculty hopes to instill the skills and tools necessary to develop a life-long course of continued professional development. In addition to the apprentice-type training, residents attend and participate in the weekly Systemic Pathology Conference and the monthly Anatomic Pathology Unknown Conference.

Training Sites/Institutional Site Directors

  • WVU: Dr. Kymberly Gyure
  • CAMC: Dr. T. Edgar Huang


  • Duration of Rotation: 14 months
  • Post Graduate Level of Residents Involved in Rotation: PGY levels 1-4.

Coordinating Teaching Faculty Members

  • Dr. Kymberly Gyure
  • Dr. T. Edgar Huang

Teaching Faculty Members

West Virginia University

  • Bacaj, Patrick, M.D. (General Surgical Pathology)
  • Carie Boykin, P.A. (Gross Surgical Pathology)
  • Michelle Costas, P.A. (Gross Surgical Pathology)
  • Melina Flanagan, M.D., (General Surgical and Cytopathology)
  • Olukemi Esan, M.D. (General Surgical Pathology and Hematopathology)
  • Michael Lynch, M.D. (General Surgical Pathology and Dermatopathology)
  • Jeffrey Vos, M.D., (General Surgical Pathology and Hematopathology)
  • H. James Williams, M.D. (General Surgical Pathology and GYN Pathology)

Charleston Area Medical Center

  • Mario T. Anselmo, M.D. (General Surgical, GYN, and GI Pathology)
  • Oscar C. Estalilla, M.D. (General Surgical and Hematopathology)
  • Darlene Y. Gruetter, M.D. (General Surgical Pathology)
  • David A. Hansen, M.D. (General Surgical pathology)
  • Tzong-Wen Edgar Huang, M.D. (General Surgical and Neuropathology)
  • Tomislav M. Jelic, M.D. (General Surgical Pathology)
  • William E. Mangano, M.D. (General Surgical Pathology)
  • Richard T. Naturale, M.D. (General Surgical Pathology)
  • Nadia Naumova, M.D. (General Surgical Pathology)
  • Milton J. Plata, M.D. (General Surgical and Orthopedic Pathology)
  • Jeremy T. Powers, M.D. (General Surgical Pathology)
  • Mary B. Taylor, M.D. (General Surgical Pathology)