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Karen M. Buckley, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Brody School of Medicine
517 Moye Boulevard
3rd Floor
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27834

Telephone: 252-744-5291
Fax: 252-744-5778


1982-1986 Our Lady of Victory Academy (Dobbs Ferry, NY)

1986-1990 Barnard College of Columbia University (NY, NY)
BA in Biology

1990-1994 New York Medical College (Valhalla, NY)

Residency Training
Cooper Hospital/University Medical Center (Camden, NJ)
UMDNJ/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Intern General Surgery              June 1994-June 1995
Resident General Surgery         June 1994-June 1998
Resident Plastic Surgery          July 1998-June 2000
Chief Resident Plastic Surgery  July 1999- June 2000

New York State March 2000-Present

Board Certification
Plastic Surgery November 13, 2004
Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine January 2006

Honors and Awards
Merit Scholarship at New York Medical College awarded after 1ST year
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society inducted junior year of Medical

Hyperbaric Training
Primary Training in Hyperbaric Medicine Columbia, South Carolina    May 8-12, 2000
Hyperbaric Medicine Annual Symposium 2003 Columbia, South Carolina    April 24-26, 2003

Current Positions
Assistant Director Burn Center Westchester Medical Center
Associate Medical Director Hyperbaric Medicine Westchester Medical Center
Valhalla, NY
July 10, 2000-present

Academic Appointments - Full time Faculty at New York Medical College
Instructor of Surgery New York Medical College - July 2000-May 2005
Instructor of Dermatology New York Medical College - July 2003-May 2005
Assistant Professor of Surgery New York Medical College - May 2005-present
Assistant Professor of Dermatology New York Medical College- May 2005-present

American Burn Association
European Bums Association
Underwater and Hyperbaric Medical Society

Westchester Medical Center
Critical Care Committee
Burn and Hyperbaric CQI
Burn Reverification Committee
Materials Acquisition Analysis Committee
Moderator- Monthly Journal Club of Division of Plastic Surgery Chaplaincy Professional Advisory Committee

American Burn Association
Organization and Delivery of Burn Care 2001-2004 Ethics 2005-2008

Grand Rounds
February 6, 2002- Department of Medicine of New York Medical College
    Valhalla Campus
Decubitus Ulcers, Assessment, Treatment and Prevention

August 7, 2002- Department of Surgery of New York Medical College
    Valhalla Campus
Lower Extremity Wounds

September 3, 2003- Department of Dermatology New York Medical College
    Valhalla Campus
Reconstruction of Soft Tissue Defects

September 13, 2004 -Grand Rounds
Department of Surgery New York Medical College Valhalla Campus
Hyperbaric Medicine

October 14, 2004- Department of Surgery Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center
    Bronx, NY
Burn Management
January 31, 2007- Department of Pediatrics Maria Ferreri Children's Hospital
    Valhalla, NY
Prevention of Burn Injuries in the Home

May 9, 2007- Department of Surgery Saint Joseph's Medical Center
    Yonkers, NY
Burn Management

May 22, 2007- Department of Pediatrics Danbury Hospital, Connecticut
    Pediatric Burns

October 31, 2007- Department of Medicine Cork University Hospital,
    Cork, Ireland
Issues in the Treatment of Burns Patients

November 27th, 2007- Department of Pediatrics Danbury Hospital, Connecticut
    bulicators of Child Abuse in the Burned Pediatric Patient

May 23rd' 2008- Tenth Annual Child Abuse Prevention Conference
    Department of Pediatrics Danbury Hospital, Connecticut
Pediatric Burns- When to Suspect Abuse


A Guide to Burn Management in the Emergency Department- this is a guide
created in Fall 2005, which is available on the Westchester Medical Center Website. I
created this because of the number of patients transferred to our Burn Center from the
Emergency Rooms of community hospitals who had improper fluid resuscitation. In the
past, our burn center had funds, staffing and resources available to do formal outreach- a
clinical nurse manager dedicated to education and outreach, who would take a "Burn
Mobile" (a truck customized with the logo and flames painted on it), and she would do
formal presentations all around our cachement area. This cachement area covers about
three miles north of New York City, up the east side of New York State, in a strip up to
the Canadian Border- in other words, hundreds of miles. This position, funding, and the
Burn Mobile were eliminated in 2004 due to very severe financial difficulties faced by
the Medical Center which eliminated this and many other services. I wanted to do a form
of outreach that didn't require money or staffmg, and establish a direct relationship with
these ER directors. The internet seemed to be an ideal solution, to at least keep things
going until these services were brought back. I sent copies of this via mail and email to
these directors, and then asked for their feedback.