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Karen Dorsey Sheares, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics); Director, CORE

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Karen Dorsey Sheares, MD, PhD

Patient Care Location

Mailing Address

  • General Pediatrics

    1 Church Street

    New Haven, CT 06510

    United States



Karen D Sheares, MD, PhD is a Director at the Yale New Haven Hospital, Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) and an Associate Research Scientist in the Department of Pediatrics at Yale University . Dr. Sheares earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia and medical degree at Washington University in St. Louis. She completed training in Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian and matriculated to the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at Yale University. She subsequently earned a doctorate in Investigative Medicine from Yale University. Dr. Sheares began her research career focused on the relationship between obesity and physical activity in children before joining CORE in 2012. As a Director of the Quality Measurement Program at CORE, she oversees development and implementation of new measures with expertise in digital measures that use data from electronic health records. She also oversees CORE's Systems & People Development leading the training and engagement of staff across Quality Measurement Programs.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Yale University (2006)
  • Clinical Research Fellow
    Investigative Medicine Program, Yale University School of Medicine (2006)
  • Clinical Scholar
    Yale University School of Medicine (2003)
  • Resident
    Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian Hospital (2001)
  • Intern
    Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian Hospital (1999)
  • MD
    Washington University School of Medicine (1998)
  • BA
    University of Virginia (1994)

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