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Karen Jubanyik, MD

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine; Director, Emergency Medicine Clerkship

Dr. Jubanyik was born in Camden, NJ, raised in Philadelphia, but now lives in the Westville section of New Haven. She went to Brown University for undergrad, did a post-baccalaureate Pre-Health program at UPenn and worked in Neuropsychology for five years between college and medical school. She received her medical degree from Yale School of Medicine and completed residency training in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Women’s Health, both at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Subsequently, she entered the first residency class for Emergency Medicine at Yale New-Haven Hospital and upon graduating, was hired as faculty for the Department of Emergency Medicine, Education Division. In addition to working clinically in the Emergency Department, she supervises students in a clinical outpatient setting for undocumented patients at the HAVEN Free Clinic. 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. She is a section leader in the Professional and Ethical Responsibility course taught to pre-clinical students and continues to teach student workshops devoted to recognizing and treating survivors of Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Assault. Dr. Jubanyik had two small children when she started medical school, had a third during medical school and a fourth during her EM residency, so is happy to help anyone with questions about work-life balance during medical school and beyond. In her spare time, she enjoys swimming, hiking local trails, going to all New Haven’s great restaurants, and going to the beach with a good book. Dr. Jubanyik loves serving as an Academic Advisor and looks forward to meeting all of you and welcomes anyone who is interested to shadow her in the Emergency Department.