Karen J. Antell, M.D., MPH, FAAFP

Women's Health Faculty

Karen J. Antell, M.D., MPH, FAAFP received her BA from Brown University, attended the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program at Bryn Mawr College, and then received her medical degree Yale University School of Medicine. She completed her residency at West Suburban Family Practice Residency in Oak Park, Illinois. She received her Masters of Public Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She served as faculty of the West Suburban Family Practice Residency and held an academic appointment at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Dr. Antell left the Chicago area and joined the ChristianaCare Family Medicine Residency Program faculty in 2008. She serves as Director of Maternity and Women’s Health for the Family Medicine Residency Program. She maintains an active practice at Westside Family Health Care in the urban Westside neighborhood of Wilmington, where she provides a full spectrum of care and residency education, including prenatal care, office gynecology, newborn and pediatric care, and chronic disease management. She also serves as the Medical Director for the CCHS School-Based Health Centers at 18 secondary schools in New Castle County She is one of only two family physicians who have obstetrical privileges at ChristianaCare, where she supervises both family medicine and OB/GYN residents.

She serves as an instructor in the newly renamed OBERT (Obstetric Emergency Response Team) program. She has been appointed as CCHS Clinical Champion for the Primary Care Contraception/Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Integrated Practice Team, also working on the Delaware CAN (Contraceptive Access Now) initiative as a provider trainer with non-profit partner Upstream.org.

She holds an appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. She was named a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians in 2015.

Specialties:Family Medicine
Education:Yale University School of Medicine
Residency:West Suburban Family Practice Residency, Oak Park, Illinois