Dr. Karen Carroll is a professor of pathology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her areas of clinical expertise include Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. Dr. Carroll serves as the Director of the Division of Medical Microbiology and the Director of the ACGM-accredited fellowship program in medical microbiology in the Department of Pathology.
Dr. Carroll earned her M.D. from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She completed her residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center, and performed a fellowship in medical microbiology at the University of Utah and a fellowship in infectious disease at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Her research interests include the evaluation of novel diagnostic platforms, diagnosis of bloodstream infections/sepsis, and the diagnosis and epidemiology of healthcare-associated infections, such as MRSA and Clostridium difficile.
Dr. Carroll has received numerous awards for excellence in teaching and was the recipient of the BD Award for Research in Clinical Microbiology from the American Society of Microbiology in 2011, the Infectious Diseases Society Kass Award and named lecture in 2015, and the Illinois Society for Microbiology Pasteur Award in 2017. She is an active member of several professional organizations, including the American Society for Microbiology. For the latter, she has served on numerous committees and on the Board of Directors as well as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Clinical Microbiology. She also achieved fellowship status in the American Academy of Microbiology, the College of American Pathologists, and the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Dr. Carroll is currently the co-editor in chief of the Manual of Clinical Microbiology 13th edition. She has published more than 300 peer-reviewed publications and numerous reviews and book chapters.