Carey-Ann D. Burnham, PhD
Associate Professor, Pathology & Immunology
Program Director, CPEP Program in Medical and Public Health Microbiology
- Associate Professor, Molecular Microbiology
- Associate Professor, Pediatrics
- Medical Director, Clinical Microbiology, Barnes Jewish Hospital
- B.Sc., Medical Laboratory Science (With Distinction): University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (2002)
- Ph.D., Medical Sciences (Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology): University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (2007)
- Fellowship in Clinical Microbiology: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri (2009)
- Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science, General Certification in Medical Laboratory Technology. 2001
- Diplomate, Amercian Board of Medical Microbiology. 2009
- Fellow, Canadian College of Microbiologists. 2010
- 2004 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Postgraduate Doctoral Scholarship (PGSD). $63,000.00 over 36 months.
- 2009 Paul E. Strandjord Young Investigator Award. Academy of Clinical and Laboratory Physicians and Scientists.
- 2013 The American Society for Microbiology/Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Young Investigator Award. Presented at the ASM General Meeting, Denver, CO, May 2013.
- 2014 Washington University Laboratory and Genomic Medicine Teacher of the Year, selected by the Clinical Pathology Residents. June 2014.
- 2014 The Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists (ACLPS) Ellis S. Benson Award. Presented at the ACLPS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. May 2014.
- Medical & Public Health Microbiology
- Development of novel diagnostic methods
- Antimicrobial Resistance
Selected Publications (From >100 Peer-Reviewed Publications):
- Burnham, C.D., C.J. Weber and W.M. Dunne, Jr. 2010. A novel screening agar for the detection of vancomycin non-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus. J Clin Microbiol. 48: 949-951. PMID: 20089765.
- Fritz, S.A., P.G. Hogan, B.C. Camins, A.J. Ainsworth, C. Patrick, M.S. Martin, M.J. Krauss, M. Rodriguez, and C.A. Burnham. 2013. Staphylococcus aureus mupirocin and chlorhexidine resistance in patients with community-onset skin and soft tissue infections. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 57:559-568. PMID: 23147738.
- McElvania TeKippe, E., S. Shuey, D.W. Winkler, M.A. Butler, and C.A. Burnham. 2013. Optimizing identification of clinically relevant Gram-positive organisms using the Bruker Biotyper MALDI-TOF MS system. J Clin Microbiol. 51: 1421-1427. PMID: 23426925.
- Burnham, C.A. and K.C. Carroll. 2013. Diagnosis of Clostridium difficile infection: An ongoing conundrum for clinicians and laboratories. Clin Micro Revs. 26: 604-630. PMID: 23824374.
- Burnham, C.A., R.A. Frobel, M.L. Herrera, and B. Wickes. 2014. Rapid ertapenem susceptibility testing and Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC) phenotype detection in Klebsiella pneumoniae using automated microscopy of immobilized live bacterial cells. J Clin Microbiol. 52:982-986. PMID: 24391202.
- McElvania TeKippe, E., and C.A. Burnham. 2014. Evaluation of the Bruker Biotyper and VITEK MS MALDI-TOF MS systems for the identification of unusual and/or difficult-to-identify microorganisms isolated from clinical specimens. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 33: 1703-1712. PMID: 24962194.
- Pesesky, M.W., T. Hussain, M. Wallace, B. Wang, S. Andleeb, C.A. Burnham and G. Dantas. 2015. KPC and NDM-1 Genes in Related Enterobacteriaceae Strains and Plasmids from Pakistan and the United States. Emerg Infect Dis. 21: 1034-1037. PMID: 25988236.
- Wilen, C.D., A.R. McMullen, and C.A. Burnham. 2015. Comparison of sample preparation, instrumentation platforms, and contemporary commercial databases for MALDI-TOF MS identification of clinically relevant mycobacteria. J Clin Microbiol. 53: 2308-2315. PMID: 25972426.
- Fritz, S.A., P.G. Hogan, L.N. Singh, R.M. Thompson, M.A. Wallace, K. Whitney, D. Al-Zubeidi, C.A. Burnham, and V.J. Fraser. 2014. Contamination of environmental surfaces with Staphylococcus aureus in households of children infected with methicillin-resistant S. aureus. JAMA Pediatr. 168: 1030-1038. PMID: 25200331.
Office Location: BJC-IH Building, Room 5802