Debra Karnasiewicz

Debra Karnasiewicz, MD, MPH

Board Certified in Internal Medicine & Women’s Health

Dr. Debra Karnasiewicz (“Dr. K”) is a Board Certified Internist specializing in the primary care of Women. She is recognized as a “Top Doc” of the Hudson Valley.

Dr. K is Founder and Director of the Women’s Health and Fitness Foundation and the Women’s Health and Fitness Expo, a non-profit organization that focuses on educating women about the importance of a healthy lifestyle. She lectures on topics related to Women’s Health and Wellness.


  • Primary Care of Women
  • Wellness Visits
  • Preventative Medicine
  • Gynecological Exams
  • Hormone Replacement
  • Therapy
  • Osteoporosis
  • Breast Health
  • Contraceptive Surveillance
  • And other medical
  • conditions including
  • hypertension, diabetes and obesity

Education/Medical Training

  • B.A., University of Connecticut
  • M.D., University of Connecticut
  • Ph.D. candidate, University of Connecticut Medical School Department of Molecular Biology
  • Internship, Hartford Hospital, CT
  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Hartford Hospital, CT
  • M.A., Public Health: Health Policy Management, Columbia University

Honors and Awards

  • YWCA 2013 Tribute to Women Honoree: Woman in Health and Wellness
  • The Ulster County Community College Foundation’s Spirit of Community Honoree 2004
  • NYS Senate Woman of Distinction Award, 2008


  • Ulster County Special Advisor on “Healthy Ulster”
  • Health Alliance (HAHV), Clinical Integration Steering Committee
  • Columbia University, Health Policy Management, Advisory Committee
  • MVP


  • Certificate of Completion for Shaping Healthcare Delivery Policy Program, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School
  • Graduate Certificate, Health Information Technology, Columbia University
  • Certification, Medical Home Content Expert
  • Certified Menopause Counselor, North American Menopause Society

Community Service

  • Health and Building Brigades, Bridges to Community, Managua, Nicaragua, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Health Brigade