Karen Sue Kehl, PhD, D(ABMM)

Professor, Pathology

Introduction

Karen Sue Kehl, PhD, D(ABMM)

Sue Kehl, PhD, D(ABMM)

I am a staff clinical microbiologist in the department of pathology. I am the technical director of microbiology, virology and molecular infectious disease testing at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. I am also the associate director of clinical pathology at Children’s Hospital and the director of the quality management program. I am also the co-chair of the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Institutional Review Board.

Research Interests
  • Development and evaluation of molecular methods for the detection of agents of infectious disease
  • Study of Powassan virus epidemiology
Professional Background
  • Director, Virology Laboratory, International Clinical Laboratory, Center for Clinical Sciences, Nashville, TN (09/1986 – 04/1988)
  • Director, Infectious Disease Laboratory, National Health Laboratory, National Reference Laboratory, Nashville, TN (04/1988 – 04/1989)
  • Associate Director, Microbiology Laboratory, Kaiser Permanente Regional Laboratory, Clackamas, OR  (04/1989 – 09/1992)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI (09/1992 – 07/2000 )
  • Section Director, Microbiology Laboratory, Dynacare Laboratories, Milwaukee, WI (07/1995 – 07/2007)
  • Director, Microbiology, Virology, Immunology Laboratory, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI (09/1992 – present)
  • Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI (07/2000 – 07/2016)
  • Staff Clinical Microbiologist, Clinical Microbiology, Department of Pathology, Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, Milwaukee, WI (07/2007 – present)
  • Associate Director, Clinical Pathology, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin (07/2007 – present)
  • Professor, Department of Pathology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI (07/2016 – present)
Educational Background
  • B.S., Medical Technology, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
  • Ph.D., Pathology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Medical and Public Health Microbiology, Mount Sinai Medical Center; University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Clinical Campus Milwaukee, WI
Board Certifications
  • Diplomate, American Board of Medical Microbiology

Publications

Research

Contact Information

Office Address
Children’s Hospital
9000 W Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53226