Medical Director of Telehealth, Chair and Philip C. Anderson Professor in Dermatology, MU School of Medicine
Karen Edison, MD, is a seasoned clinician with extensive experience in caring for patients via telehealth. She received a medical degree and completed a residency in dermatology at the University of Missouri in Columbia, where she joined the faculty in 1993.
She served as Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow and then majority health policy staff for the Health Education Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee in the United States Senate from 1999 to 2001, and she was highly instrumental in the legislative expansion of Medicare reimbursement for telehealth services.
Dr. Edison returned to Missouri in 2001, and her current titles at the University of Missouri include Philip C. Anderson Professor and Chairman of the Department of Dermatology, medical director of the Missouri Telehealth Network and co-director of the Center for Health Policy.