Barbara Zehnbauer

Adjunct Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Emory School of Medicine

Barbara A. Zehnbauer, PhD is an Adjunct Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Emory School of Medicine. She has more than 34 years of experience directing molecular genetics laboratories and leading laboratory quality initiatives. She has professional board certification in Clinical Molecular Genetics from the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics.  Professor Zehnbauer received her graduate education at the University of Chicago. Her previous professional experience has included appointments at the John Hopkins University School of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dr. Zehnbauer is a past-president of the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) and Editor‐in‐Chief Emerita of AMP’s official journal, The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics. She received the Jeffrey A. Kant Leadership Award in 215 for her exceptional leadership in AMP advancing the mission and vision of molecular diagnostics and continues to be active in AMP professional committees. Dr. Zehnbauer has led the development of professional practice guidelines and certification requirements for laboratory testing with the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI). In 221 she received the John V. Bergen Excellence Award for advances in CLSI organizational directives and objectives. She is currently a member of the CLSI Consensus Council and an Advisor to the Molecular Methods Expert Panel of CLSI.  Barb has served as an expert consultant for the SPOT/Dx Quality Assurance Pilot and the Medical Device Innovation Consortium to develop quality standards for genetic testing in cancer and precision medicine.