Karen Abrashkin, MD

Medical Director, House Calls Program

Northwell Health

New York, NY

  • Medical Director, Clinical Call Center, Northwell Health, New York, NY

Dr. Abrashkin is the Medical Director for the Northwell Health House Calls program and Clinical Call Center.

Northwell’s House Calls program provides both longitudinal primary care and urgent care in the home. The program serves nearly 2000 homebound individuals annually and has excelled in Medicare’s Independence at Home demonstration project. The program has also partnered with the West Health Institute to scale the program locally and to develop best practices that can be shared nationally, and consistently seeks to develop and test enhancements to its model of care, including community paramedicine and deployment of telehealth services.

The Clinical Call Center provides around-the-clock telephonic nursing services utilizing a unique protocol-driven triage system. Integrated with Northwell’s Center for Emergency Medical Services, the Call Center achieved accreditation through the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch in 2017, making it the second to achieve this milestone worldwide.

Prior to joining Northwell Health, Dr. Abrashkin worked as a hospitalist at the Mount Sinai Medical Center.

Dr. Abrashkin received her medical degree from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine and completed internal medicine residency at the Mount Sinai Medical Center. She received a BS (biochemistry) and BM (violin performance) from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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