Meet The Instructor

Karen's Instructor
Karen Brown, MHP, CHP, DABR, FAAPM

Ms. Brown is a Diagnostic Imaging Physicist for Penn State College of Medicine. She is certified in Radiological Physics by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) and in Health Physics by the American Board of Health Physics (ABHP).

Her passion is education. She provides imaging physics education for residents, fellows, and technologists at multiple institutions and is committed to improving educational methods and outcomes.

Karen's description
She has helped hundreds of medical professionals achieve their educational goals and required certifications, and has received multiple awards for her teaching excellence.
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Ms. Brown is an active member of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine currently serving as a member of Education Council, Medical Education of Physicians Committee, and the Diagnostic Radiology Resident Physics Curriculum Working Group.

In her spare time, Karen enjoys spending time with family, kayaking and hiking. She and her husband Alan have three children.

Academic Background

Graduate Studies

Penn State University- Graduate Certificate in Adult Medical Education, 2020
Illinois Institute of Technology-MHP Degree, Health Physics, 2000


Bloomsburg University- B.S. Degree, Health Physics, 1996
Luzerne County Community College- A.S. Degree, Nuclear Engineering, summa cum laude, 1994


Diplomat, American Board of Radiology, 2005 – Board Certified in Diagnostic Radiological Physics


The American Board of Health Physics – Certified in Comprehensive Health Physics


Geisinger Medical Center 2004 – present
Penn State College of Medicine 2008 – present
New York University 2014 – present
Integris Baptist Medical Center 2018 – present
Riverside University Health System 2023 – present
Kettering Health 2023 – present

Academic Background