Carolyn Burns, MD

Carolyn Burns, MD

Medical Director, Central Region


San Diego, California

Carolyn Burns, M.D. is a Board Certified Pathologist (AP/CP) and served as Medical Director/Chief of Pathology for the Jewish Hospital Healthcare System, Dept. of Pathology in Louisville, KY. from 1991-2011. This included medical directorship of Surgical Pathology, Transfusion Service, Patient Blood Management Program, Bloodless Medicine and Surgery, and Tissue Services for this 5-hospital system. She is on the Advisory Board and guest lecturer for the Bellarmine University Clinical Laboratory Science Program, and serves as the Chairman of the Medical Advisory Board for the American Red Cross Blood Center, River Valley Region.

Dr. Burns is a passionate advocate for Patient Blood Management, has been published in peer reviewed journals and textbooks, and is often sought as an engaging speaker on diverse transfusion topics. She has worked as an independent PBM physician consultant since 2011. Current interests also include Laboratory Management and Utilization, another venue which promotes quality, safe, patient-centered care.