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Abraar Karan, M.D.

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Yale UniversityBA05/2011Political Science
University of California, Los AngelesMD05/2016Medicine
Harvard UniversityMPH05/2017Health Policy
London School of Hygiene and Tropical MedicineDTM&H12/2019Tropical Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital06/2021Internal Medicine
NMQF 40 Under 40 Leader in Health
Medtech Boston 40 Under 40 Health Innovator
STAT News Wunderkind
Harvard Business School New Venture Competition Grand Prize
Harvard President's Challenge Finalist (Longsleeve Insect Repellent)

I am an internal medicine doctor at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School. I am also part of the Howard Hiatt Residency in Global Health Equity. My clinical interests are in emerging infectious diseases, particularly in viral hemorrhagic pathogens. Academically, I am interested in how novel pathogens spread within communities, and how we stop infectious disease epidemic outbreaks.

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  1. Karan A, Wadhera RK. Healthcare System Stress Due to Covid-19: Evading an Evolving Crisis. J Hosp Med. 2021 02; 16(2):127. PMID: 33523798.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  2. Karan A, Katz I. There is no stopping covid-19 without stopping racism. BMJ. 2020 06 09; 369:m2244. PMID: 32518097.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    
  3. Karan A. To control the covid-19 outbreak, young, healthy patients should avoid the emergency department. BMJ. 2020 Mar 17; 368:m1040. PMID: 32184232.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    
  4. Dhillon RS, Karan A. The responsibility and potential of public health. Lancet. 2020 01 04; 395(10217):29. PMID: 31908278.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:PHPublic Health
  5. Karan A. How Should Global Health Security Priorities Be Set in the Global North and West? AMA J Ethics. 2020 01 01; 22(1):E50-54. PMID: 31958391.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  6. Karan A. The dehumanisation of the patient. BMJ. 2019 Nov 05; 367:l6336. PMID: 31690568.
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  7. Dhillon RS, Karan A, Marten R. A perpendicular framing for global health. Lancet. 2019 11 09; 394(10210):1708. PMID: 31630792.
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  8. Karan A. Doing things for no reason in the hospital. BMJ. 2019 Feb 26; 364:l841. PMID: 30808632.
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  9. Dhillon RS, Karan A. The Blind Men and the Elephant - Aligning Efforts in Global Health. N Engl J Med. 2018 Apr 12; 378(15):1374-1375. PMID: 29641955.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Karan A, Hansen N. Does the Stockholm Syndrome affect female sex workers? The case for a "Sonagachi Syndrome". BMC Int Health Hum Rights. 2018 02 06; 18(1):10. PMID: 29409491.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. Amado V, Martins DB, Karan A, Johnson B, Shekherdimian S, Miller LT, Taela A, DeUgarte DA. Global general pediatric surgery partnership: The UCLA-Mozambique experience. J Pediatr Surg. 2017 Sep; 52(9):1528-1533. PMID: 28087136.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Karan A, Hartford E, Coates TJ. The potential for political leadership in HIV/AIDS communication campaigns in Sub-Saharan Africa. Glob Health Action. 2017; 10(1):1270525. PMID: 28156196.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Karan A. A Dance With Mrs Chan. Ann Fam Med. 2016 07; 14(4):380-1. PMID: 27401429.
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  14. Karan A, DeUgarte D, Barry M. Medical "Brain Drain" and Health Care Worker Shortages: How Should International Training Programs Respond? AMA J Ethics. 2016 Jul 01; 18(7):665-75. PMID: 27437816.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. Karan A, Amado V, Vitorino P, Kulber D, Taela A, DeUgarte DA. Evaluating the socioeconomic and cultural factors associated with pediatric burn injuries in Maputo, Mozambique. Pediatr Surg Int. 2015 Nov; 31(11):1035-40. PMID: 26280740.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Karan A, Pogge T. Ebola and the need for restructuring pharmaceutical incentives. J Glob Health. 2015 Jun; 5(1):010303. PMID: 25734003.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  17. Karan A. It's not always about health care. Acad Med. 2014 Jul; 89(7):1023. PMID: 24979170.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Karan A, Somasundaram P, Michael H, Shayegani A, Mayer H. The effect of multimedia interventions on the informed consent process for cataract surgery in rural South India. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2014 Feb; 62(2):171-5. PMID: 24008787.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Guedes GB, Karan A, Mayer HR, Shields MB. Evaluation of adverse events in self-reported sulfa-allergic patients using topical carbonic anhydrase inhibitors. J Ocul Pharmacol Ther. 2013 Jun; 29(5):456-61. PMID: 23445203.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  20. Karan A, Chapman GB, Galvani A. The influence of poverty and culture on the transmission of parasitic infections in rural nicaraguan villages. J Parasitol Res. 2012; 2012:478292. PMID: 22934154.
    Citations: 7     
  21. Karan AM, Campbell DJ, Mayer HR. The effect of a visual aid on the comprehension of cataract surgery in a rural, indigent South Indian population. Digit J Ophthalmol. 2011; 17(3):16-22. PMID: 23362389.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    
  22. Alikhan A, Karan A, Feldman SR, Maibach HI. Seasonal variations in dermatology manuscript submission. J Dermatolog Treat. 2011 Feb; 22(1):60. PMID: 20113215.
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  23. Karan A, Alikhan A, Feldman SR. Microscopically differentiating dermatophytes from sock fibers. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2009 Dec; 61(6):1024-7. PMID: 19925927.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  24. Karan A, Alikhan A, Maibach HI. Toxicologic implications of cutaneous barriers: a molecular, cellular, and anatomical overview. J Appl Toxicol. 2009 Oct; 29(7):551-9. PMID: 19629956.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
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