Chavi Karkowsky

High risk obstetrician and author
Chavi Karkowsky
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Health Care, Science Fiction, and Hope: The Ethics and Ramifications of Prenatal Genetic Testing

Monday, October 19th, 5-6pm PT / 8-9pm ET

They say knowledge is power, but is it always? As a maternal-fetal medicine physician, Dr. Chavi Karkowsky has seen how genetic testing can empower her patients -- and also open a Pandora’s Box they wish they could close. Join Dr. Karkowsky for this exploration of the history, science, and human experience of modern prenatal genetic testing.

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Chavi Eve Karkowsky, MD is a high risk obstetrician in New York City. She is also a writer, with pieces in the Atlantic, Slate, the Washington Post, and elsewhere. Her first book, "High Risk: Stories of Pregnancy, Birth and the Unexpected" (Liveright/Norton) was published this year.

In terms of her medical training, Chavi went to college at Yale University, and completed medical school at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She then went on to residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the integrated program at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, followed by a fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM)  at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine.