Karen Soren, MD

Board Certifications: 
Adolescent Medicine, Pediatrics
Accepting New Patients
Treats Children
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Karen Soren, MD, is a Professor of Pediatrics at Columbia University Medical Center, and the Director of Adolescent Medicine at the NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital. After receiving her BA from Harvard University and her MD from New York University School of Medicine, she trained in Pediatrics at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC, and then Adolescent Medicine at University of Chicago Medical Center.

An experienced clinician and educator, Dr. Soren is board-certified in Adolescent Medicine and a nationally recognized expert in the field. In addition to providing clinical care to adolescents at Columbia University Medical Center through the establishment of both a comprehensive adolescent medicine community practice and a faculty practice, Dr. Soren is responsible for the development of the Adolescent Medicine training program at Columbia University. She has particular expertise in the fields of adolescent reproductive health care, mental health issues in adolescents, and parent-child communication.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Eating Disorder
  • Mental Health
  • Reproductive Health
  • Young Adults

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Medical Director, Audubon Adolescent Medicine Practice
  • Director, Section of Adolescent Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Spanish


  • Female

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51 West 51st Street
Suite 310
New York, NY 10019

Insurance Accepted


  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health


  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • PPO

Local 1199

  • Local 1199


  • MagnaCare


  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty


  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Residency: Children's Hospital of Washington DC
  • Fellowship: University of Chicago Wyler Children's Hospital

Board Certifications

  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Pediatrics

Honors & Awards

2014-2018 New York Magazine Best Doctors (Adolescent Medicine)

2018 Inducted into the Academy of Clinical Excellence, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

2013 Samberg Scholar in Children’s Health Award, NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital

NY Top Doctor