Kathy Karnes

RN, Quality Director

Kathy Karnes currently serves as the quality director for Gastrointestinal Associates. In addition, she serves as the clinical trials coordinator and has served as the study coordinator for multiple clinical trials past and present. Kathy graduated with honors from the University of Tennessee in 1978, where she completed her Bachelor of Science in nursing and was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau, the honor society of nursing.

Kathy has two grown children and loves to grow herbs and flowers, entertain family and friends and attend theater productions. In her free time, she loves to travel and spend time outdoors, enjoying the beautiful mountains and lakes of East Tennessee.