Stony Brook 40 Under Forty Recognition Program

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Karen Tsai, MD’17
MD MedicineInternal Medicine Physician and Endocrinologist, City of Hope
Portrait of Karen Tsai, MD
  • Co-founder of, a nonprofit organization that has distributed more than 10 million items of PPE domestically and internationally during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Helped create "Monster Dance," a book to help children cope with the emotional and social challenges of the pandemic
  • Presenter at the 2020 Emmy Awards in recognition of her work as a front-line physician
  • Recipient of the 2020 Mazda Heroes Award for her community work distributing PPE items and donating "Monster Dance" to children’s hospitals
  • Endocrinologist at City of Hope

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