Dr. Karen Schneider is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her areas of clinical expertise include pediatric emergency medicine and tropical medicine.
After Dr. Schneider received her undergraduate degree from Molloy College, she earned her medical degree from the State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn. She completed her pediatric residency at Yale Children’s Hospital and performed her pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at Johns Hopkins. She joined the faculty in 2002.
Dr. Schneider is a member of the Catholic order the Sisters of Mercy. She is well known for her post-disaster work in Haiti and for launching an elective in tropical medicine for Johns Hopkins medical students that takes them to Guyana, Haiti, Kenya and Nigeria.
Dr. Schneider's research interests include sedation recovery in children, tropical medicine, medical ethics and disaster preparedness.
Dr. Schneider received the Cunningham Award, presented to one Sister of Mercy out of 7,000 each year, for creating the pediatric tropical medicine elective and serving economically disadvantaged children. She serves on the American Academy of Pediatrics CHILDisaster Network Team and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Ambulatory Pediatric Association and Amnesty International.