Karen Jubanyik, MD

Associate Professor, Yale University

Bio

Karen Jubanyik, MD received her medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine. She completed residency training in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Women’s Health, both at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Subsequently, she trained in Emergency Medicine at Yale New-Haven Hospital and upon graduating, was hired as faculty for the Yale University Department of Emergency Medicine. In addition to working clinically in the Emergency Department, she serves on the Yale-New Haven Hospital Bio-ethics Committee, has obtained additional training in End-of-Life and Palliative Care, and is the National Chair of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine’s Palliative Care Interest Group. Integrating Palliative Care and End-of-Life Care teaching to residents and medical students on all clerkships, including Emergency Medicine, has been a priority for Dr. Jubanyik. She has developed instructional tools to teach Palliative Care and End of Life topics, including Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment, (MOLST), to students and residents and is interested in racial and cultural disparities in patients who receive pallliative and hospice care at end of life. In addition to leading workshops in End-of-Life and Palliative Care for third year students, she is a core faculty member in the Professional Responsibility course taught to first-year students, and will continue to teach second-year student workshops devoted to recognizing and treating victims of Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Assault. From 2013-2014, she served as the President of the Connecticut Chapter of Emergency Physicians (CCEP), and continues to work with CCEP on a number of initiatives, including MOLST, opiate prescribing, and women’s health issues.

Speaking Topics

  • Health Policy (Injury Prevention, Intimate Partner Violence, Public Health)
  • Palliative Care in the Emergency Department

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