Karin Elisabeth Finberg, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pathology

Departments & Organizations

Office of Student Research

Pathology: ExPath | Finberg Lab | Molecular Diagnostics

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology: Genetics, Genomics and Proteomics; Hematology, Vascular Biology and Inflammation; Human Disease Pathology, Physiology and Intervention; Organ Physiology; Receptors and Signal Transduction

Yale Medical Group

Biography

Karin Finberg received her B.S., M.D., and Ph.D. degrees from Yale. Her Ph.D. dissertation with Dr. Richard Lifton in the Department of Genetics focused on the genetic basis of an autosomal recessive disorder of systemic pH homeostasis, distal renal tubular acidosis with sensorineural deafness. After graduating from Yale, Karin completed residency training in Clinical Pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital and clinical fellowship training in the Harvard Medical School Molecular Genetic Pathology Training Program based at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She then completed postdoctoral research training in the laboratory of Dr. Nancy Andrews, first at Children’s Hospital Boston and later at Duke University Medical Center, where she employed genetic study of patients with an inherited form of iron deficiency anemia to shed insight into mechanisms of systemic iron regulation. In her research laboratory at Yale, Karin continues to investigate mechanisms of iron balance through genetic study of patients with iron-related phenotypes and through characterization of genetically targeted mouse models. She also contributes to patient care as a molecular genetic pathologist in the Molecular Diagnostics Unit of the Department of Pathology.

Education & Training

MD Yale School of Medicine (2003)
PhD Yale School of Medicine (2002)
BS Yale College, Biology (1993)
Medical Instructor Duke University Medical Center
Sr Research Associate Duke University Medical Center
Research Fellow Children’s Hospital Boston
Resident Massachusetts General Hospital
Clinical Fellow Brigham and Women's Hospital
Resident Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certification AB of Pathology (2007)
Board Certification AB of Pathology (2007)

Honors & Recognition

  • Gunshin-Levy Young Investigator AwardInternational BioIron Society (2013)

  • Career Awards for Medical ScientistsBurroughs Wellcome Fund (2011)

  • Cooley's Anemia Foundation Research Fellowship (2008)

  • Young Investigator AwardAssociation for Molecular Pathology (2006)

Professional Service

  • Member Yale School of Medicine MD/PhD Faculty Commitee (2013)

  • International Scientific Committee Member 5th Congress of the International BioIron Society (2013 - 2013)

  • Junior Member, Training and Education Committee Association for Molecular Pathology (2008 - 2008)

  • Member American Society of Hematology Scientific Committee on Iron and Heme (2015 - 2016)

  • Member Blood, Editorial Board (2015 - 2018)

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Contact Info

Karin Elisabeth Finberg, MD, PhD
Office Location
Department of PathologyLauder Hall
310 Cedar Street, Ste LH 208A

New Haven, CT 06510
Mailing Address
Department of Pathology310 Cedar Street
PO Box 208023

New Haven, CT 06520-8023