Connecticut Children's Specialty Group

Director, Center for Innovation
Associate Clinical Chair, Pediatrics

Diabetes & Endocrinology


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Dr. Rubin enjoys long hikes with friends and family.

Karen Rubin, MD


Education: BA, Skidmore College, 1973

MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1978
Residency: Pediatrics, University of Miami, Pediatrics, 1979-1981
Fellowship: Pediatric Endocrinology, University of Connecticut, 1981-1984

Board Certifications

Pediatric Endocrinology

Faculty Appointment

Professor of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine


Dr. Rubin has special expertise in Turner Syndrome (TS) and disorders of growth and puberty. She was a member of the TS Consensus Study Group that developed the 2007 guidelines for the care of girls and women with TS.

Dr. Rubin’s attention to youth with chronic conditions that persist into adulthood includes improving the transition from pediatric to adult care. She has spearheaded an innovative care model for Type 1 diabetes and is leading a Connecticut Children’s initiative aimed at improving access to pediatric specialists by enhancing the collaboration between primary care and specialty providers.

Hartford magazine has named Dr. Rubin as one of "Greater Hartford's Best Doctors" four times. She is treasurer of the Pediatric Endocrine Society and is a member of the Physician Advisory Board for the National Turner Syndrome Foundation.

Published Research

  • Rubin, K: Transitioning the Turner Syndrome Patient from Pediatric to Adult Care. Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism. V 16, 651-659, 2003.
  • Rubin, K, Olivia J, and Croes D. Improving Outcomes and Reimbursements: Outpatient Management of Pediatric Diabetes and the Implications for Chronic Illness, in Cohn KH and Hough DE (eds). The Business of Healthcare, Vol. 3. Praeger Perspectives, Westport Connecticut, 2007.
  • Davenport, M., Crowe, B., Travers, S., Rubin, K., Ross, J., Fechner, P., Gunther, D., Liu, C., Geffner, M., Thrailkill, K., Huseman, C., Zagar, A., Quigley, A.: Growth Hormone Treatment of Early Growth Failure in Toddlers with Turner Syndrome: A Randomized, Controlled, Mullticenter Trial. JCEM 2007; 92(9): 3406-3416.