Carey-Ann Burnham

Chief Clinical Officer

In March 2022, Carey-Ann joined Pattern as Chief Clinical Officer.  Carey-Ann has over 15 years of experience as a clinical microbiologist; prior to joining Pattern, she served as a professor of pathology and immunology, molecular microbiology, pediatrics, and medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and as the medical director of clinical microbiology at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.  Carey-Ann is passionate about innovation in diagnostics and the thoughtful use of technology to improve human health, and is a respected leader and investigator in the clinical microbiology and infectious disease space.

Carey-Ann has been recognized with industry awards including the American Society for Microbiology Award for Research and Leadership in Clinical Microbiology, the Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists Ellis S. Benson Award, and recognition as a “40 Under 40” honoree by the American Society for Clinical Pathology. Carey-Ann has published more than 200 peer-reviewed articles and has held several leadership roles in clinical microbiology, including serving as an editor for the Journal of Clinical Microbiology and as co-editor in chief for the upcoming 5th edition of the Clinical Microbiology Procedures Handbook.