HealthTap is pleased to feature Dr. Karen Sibert, a Premier and Founding Medical Expert. Dr. Sibert is an anesthesiologist and an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She graduated from Princeton as part of the school’s second entering class of female students, received her M.D. with Honors from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and completed her residency and fellowship at the Yale University School of Medicine. She was formerly an Assistant Professor at Duke University and a staff anesthesiologist at the Women’s Hospital in Greensboro, NC, at Kaiser Permanente in Los Angeles, CA, and at the Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston, WV. Dr. Sibert specializes in providing anesthesia for adult patients in high-risk procedures, such as lung, obesity, thoracic, and major cancer surgeries.
Dr. Sibert sees HealthTap as “a very important way to reach out to patients and answer questions about anesthesiology and related health issues.” As an anesthesiologist, she doesn’t meet her patients in an examination room but instead encounters them in the operating room immediately prior to surgery. She adds that patients may have a variety of questions and concerns long before their surgery day, so a platform like HealthTap provides her with a way to reach out to them.
In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Sibert has written extensively, and been published in numerous journals, authored book chapters, and written abstracts.. Prior to Medical School, Dr. Silbert worked as a journalist and a reporter for the Wall Street Journal. Despite the change in careers, her love for writing persists, and she has been published in The New York Times, is a regular contributor to the CSA (California Society of Anesthesiologists) Bulletin, and even maintains her own blog. She is married and a mother of three. We commend Dr. Sibert for her creativity and compassion.