Karen Teelin, MD, MSEd, 315 464-5831

Karen Teelin, MD, MSEd
Appointed 06/24/08
Women's Health Network
3RD FL Upstate Health Care Center
90 Presidential Plaza
Syracuse, NY 13202
315 464-5831

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown
  • Community

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Pediatrics: Adolescent, General Pediatric Division


Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2014, Adolescent Medicine
  • Fellowship: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2013, Adolescent Medicine
  • MD: University of Massachusetts Medical Center, 2008
  • MSEd: University of Pennsylvania, 1996, Education

Clinical Interests

  • General adolescent medicine consultations plus transgender care.  General Adolescent Medicine includes fatigue, headaches, abdominal pain, orthostatic hypotension, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and adolescent gynecology, including menstrual disorders and contraception.


Education Interests

  • Medical student and resident education in general pediatrics, adolescent medicine, and adolescent gynecology

Research Interests

  • HIV screening. Chlamydia screenig. LARC use in adolescents. Transgender healthcare. Access to care. Adolescent sexual and menstrual history.

Specialties & Certification

  • Pediatrics
  • Adolescent Medicine

Diseases & Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Acute & Chronic Diseases and Conditions in Pediatric Patients
  • Allergy
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Asthma
  • Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Children
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Chlamydial Infection in Men
  • Chlamydial Infection in Women
  • Contraceptive management
  • Depression
  • Dysuria
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Gonorrhea
  • Herpes Simplex
  • Menstrual Cramps
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Missed Menstrual Periods
  • Skin Conditions
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Yeast Infection or Candidiasis


  • Children


  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (NASPAG)

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital

Web Resources


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Research Abstract

Clinical Profile Shortcut: http://www.upstate.edu/findadoc/teelink
Faculty Profile Shortcut: http://www.upstate.edu/faculty/teelink