Dr. Karasik always wanted to be a pediatrician. He majored in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Genetics and Development at Cornell University.
After receiving his medical degree at SUNY Downstate Medical
Center, he completed his pediatric training at New York University and Bellevue Hospital Center. He completed a fellowship in Genetics and Dysmorphology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine
and Montefiore Medical Center.
The perpetual student, Dr. Karasik earned his Master of Public Health degree in May of 2011. He is currently pursuing a Certificate in Global Health and a Doctorate at New York Medical College, where he also precepts first year medical students.
He joined Clarkstown Pediatrics in 1992. Dr. Karasik is fluent in
Spanish and has an interest in international health. He has traveled on medical missions to East Africa, Vietnam, and Nicaragua. He also serves as medical director of SHARE Africa, a local organization dedicated to social and healthcare issues in Kenya.
He enjoys spending his free time with his family and playing clarinet in the Rockland County Concert Band.