Neurosurgery is one of the most demanding fields in medicine with a training period that can extend beyond 16 years. For Dr. Amores, two encounters early in his career drew him to neurosurgery. The first was personal, when as a Surgical Resident, he witnessed a relative having a siezure and the closest neurosurgeon was hours away. As his relative convalesced, Dr. Amores recognized the community needed a neurosurgeon at the local hospital. The second encounter also happened early in his medical career when Dr. Amores studied under Dr. James Kernohan. During this time, Dr.Kernohan confirmed to Dr. Amores that he had those qualities to be in this demanding field, and with his encouragement, Dr. Amores pursued neurosurgery.

Speaking Opportunities

Speaking Topics: 
  • Employer
  • Compensation
  • Insurance and
  • Litigation 


  • American Board of Neurological Surgery

  • American College of Surgeons

  • American Board of Independent Medical Examiners

Clinical Director:

  • Neuro/Ortho/Trauma Services, Charleston Area Medical Center, 1998 – Present

Clinical Professor:

  • Department of Neurosurgery, West Virginia University, College of Medicine, 1987 – Present 

American Medical Association

  • Chairman, Delegation to the AMA House of Delegates, 1998 – Present

West Virginia Medical Association

  • Chairman, 1998 – Present

The American Board of Independent Medical Examiners

  • Member Advisory Board, 2011 - Present

Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC)

  • Chief of Staff, 1986 -1987

  • Trustee, 1987 – 1990

Kanawha County Medical Society

  • President, 1987 – 1988

West Virginia Medical Association

  • President: 1991 – 1992

Philippine Medical Association of West Virginia

  • President, 1996 – 1997


  • Admission Board of West Virginia, College of Medicine, Charleston Division

  • The Blanchette Rockefeller Neurological Institute, Board of Directors

  •  Board of WV Independent Colleges and Universities 

Community Involvement

  • Clay Center of Arts & Science of WV, Charleston, WV (Emeritus)

  • Distinguished West Virginia Award, 1991 and 2003

  • PTD Board, Wells Fargo, WV, 2011- 2013

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