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H. Karnes, MD, PhD

H. Karnes, MD, PhD

Medical Advisor, Esoteric Operations

Anatomic & Clinical Pathology; Blood Banking & Transfusion Medicine


Hope Karnes, MD, PhD, is a physician-scientist, with board certifications in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, as well as Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine from the American Board of Pathology. Prior to joining Quest, Dr. Karnes worked as a general pathologist providing surgical, cytologic, clinical, and autopsy pathology services, as well as medical laboratory directorship, in both the private and governmental sectors. She has experience handling requests in all facets of laboratory medicine, including referral testing management and oversight of hospital-based Blood Bank and Hematology laboratory services. Dr. Karnes enjoys teaching and promoting appropriate laboratory test stewardship practices among clinical and laboratory colleagues and was named a “40 Under Forty” selectee for laboratory leadership by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). 


Clinical consultation, laboratory stewardship

Board Certifications

Anatomic & Clinical Pathology; Transfusion Medicine & Blood Banking - American Board of Pathology


BS (2004) in Biomedical Engineering from Washington University in Saint Louis; PhD (2009) in Anatomy & Cell Biology from the University of Kansas Medical Center; MD (2011) from the University of Kansas School of Medicine


Anatomic and Clinical Pathology - Barnes Jewish Hospital, Saint Louis, MO




Blood Banking & Transfusion Medicine - Washington University, Saint Louis, MO