Karen works in ECG’s Academic Healthcare practice and brings extensive experience in strategic planning and business development. Her work on academic medical center (AMC) integration engagements has helped hospitals, medical schools, and physicians effectively align their strategic and financial interests. She has also assisted clients on issues related to AMC integration, department assessments and performance improvement, and organizational structure redesign to better position organizations, departments, and physician groups in the face of healthcare reform. Most recently, Karen served in an interim management capacity for an AMC-based cancer center to help ensure effective program operations for core programs and services. Prior to joining ECG, she worked at Tufts Medical Center on strategic initiatives such as business plans for program development, key technology investments, strategic physician recruitments, and clinical affiliation development.