Carolyn Dee Burns, MD

Carolyn Dee Burns, MD is a board-certified pathologist (AP/CP) and served as medical director/chief of pathology of the Jewish Hospital Healthcare System in the Department of Pathology in Louisville, Kentucky from 1991-2011. She has previously been an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of Louisville. Burns is a member of the advisory board and a guest lecturer for the Bellarmine University clinical laboratory science program. 

After earning her microbiology degree with honors from the University of Kansas in 1981, and her medical degree cum laude from the University of Missouri in 1986, Burns completed an internship in general surgery followed by pathology residency at the University of Louisville.

Burns is on the Board of the Society for the Advancement of Blood Management, where she is the current president-elect. Burns is an active member of several medical societies including AABB, College of American Pathologists, and the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. Burns is a board member, as well, for the Kentucky Association of Blood Banks.