Dr. Elaine Charles, M.D. is a graduate of the accelerated 6-year B.A./M.D. Program of the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She then went on to complete her residency at St. John's Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri. attaining leadership as Chief Resident. She was a finalist in the American Society of Clinical Pathologists/College of American Pathologists National Meeting for a Paper Presentation.
Dr. Charles has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals, including the American Journal of Clinical Pathology, the International Journal of Gynecological Pathology, Pathology Research and Practice, and Res Medica. She has presented at ASCP/CAP and American Society for Microbiology National Meetings.
Dr. Charles is double boarded in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology by the American Board of Pathology. Having practiced general surgical pathology in St. Louis for many years, she joined Metropolitan Urological Specialists in 2006 as the Medical Laboratory Director. She has attained certification as a Laboratory Director from the National Laboratory Accrediting Agency, COLA (Clinical Office Lab Association). The Metropolitan Urological Laboratory is accredited by both COLA and The Joint Commission.
Dr. Charles is presently a member of the International Society of Urological Pathology, College of American Pathologists, and the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.