Karen A. Santucci, MD


Pediatric Emergency Medicine


Karen Santucci, MD, medical director and section chief of Yale Medicine Pediatric Emergency Medicine, treats patients in the emergency department of Yale New Haven Hospital Children’s Hospital, a Level One Pediatric Trauma Center. A veteran physician, she specializes in caring for children with a wide range of illnesses and injuries, from asthma to emergency situations that call for dramatic lifesaving interventions. “A lot of what we do is recognize diseases, disorders and injuries and rapidly get patients the assistance they need,” she says.

Dr. Santucci is a professor of pediatrics and of emergency medicine at Yale School of Medicine. Her research interests include clinical forensic medicine, and ensuring safe and high-quality care. She trains young doctors, and is known among her peers for her ability to connect with patients and everyone else with whom she interacts. “I enjoy working with children, medical students and the community,” she says. In 2014, Yale Medicine recognized Dr. Santucci with the David J. Leffell Prize for Clinical Excellence.





Affiliated With

Yale Medicine, Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital


Education & Training


State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine


State University of New York Downstate Medical Center


State University of New York Downstate Medical Center


Hasbro Children's Hospital

Accepted Insurance

Insurance coverage regularly changes, please contact the doctor’s office directly to verify that your specific insurance plan is accepted.

  • aetna
  • anthem bc/bs
  • berkeley care network
  • cigna healthcare
  • community care network
  • connecticare
  • corvel
  • first health network
  • focus healthcare
  • great west
  • husky
  • medicaid
  • medicare
  • multiplan
  • oxford health plans
  • railroad medicare
  • tricare/champus
  • united healthcare
  • us family health plan
  • wellcare