Christopher Doern, PhD

Clinical Microbiology

Christopher Doern, PhDAssociate Professor of Pathology; Director of Clinical Microbiology

Department: Pathology

Christopher D. Doern, PhD, took his position as Associate Director of Microbiology in December of 2013, after serving for three years as the Director of Clinical Microbiology at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

Dr. Doern received his PhD from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine and went on to do a fellowship in Medical and Public Health Microbiology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri.

Dr. Doern has been very involved in the implementation and study of new technologies in the clinical microbiology laboratory and understanding the impact of those technologies on patient care and laboratory workflow.

Dr. Doern serves on a number of Health System committees such as the Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee, the Hospital Infection Prevention Committee, the Pediatric Clinical Guidelines Committee, the Pediatric Sepsis Committee, and is Co-chair of the Laboratory Utilization Committee.  Nationally, he serves as the founder and co-organizer of the Pediatric Microbiology Director’s Annual Meeting and Co-Chair of the American Society for Microbiology’s Clinical Microbiology Open meeting. He is also the author of the ASM Clinical Microbiology Pocket Guide book which serves as a user friendly reference for practicing clinical microbiologists.

Clinical Specialties: Clinical Microbiology, Infectious Diseases

Dr. Doern Web CV (pdf)

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