Faculty Profile: Karen Aspry, MD, MS

Karen Aspry, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Clinical)
Work: +1 401-606-1100


Karen E. Aspry, M.D., M.S., ABCL, FACC is a clinical cardiologist, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, and Director of the Lipid and Prevention Program for the Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute. Her clinical and research interests are in clinical lipidology and cardiovascular disease prevention, with special interests in the application of health IT for population management of cardiovascular disease risk, and in diet and heart disease. She received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in nutritional science from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and University of California-Berkeley, respectively, M.D. degree from the University of California-Davis School of Medicine, and post-graduate training at U.C. Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, California. She was a former senior partner with Kaiser Permanente in Northern California before joining the Brown faculty in 2006.

Grants and Awards

Omicron Nu Honor Society, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Graduation cum Laude, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Award for Excellence in Preventive Cardiology, U.C. Davis School of Medicine
Certificate of Teaching Recognition, Brown University
Award for Teaching Recognition, Brown University


Dr. Aspry serves on the board of the Northeast Chapter of the National Lipid Association, Co-Chairs the NLA's Practice Management Council,is former chair of the RI Department of Health Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program, Executive Council Member of the RI Chapter of the American College of Cardiology, and member of the ACC, ACC Women in Cardiology Section, American Heart Association, and RI Medical Society.

Teaching Experience

Dr. Aspry lectures on clinical lipidology and cardiovascular disease prevention to cardiovascular medicine fellows and residents, as well as lay audiences, and has taught these topics in the cardiovascular pathophysiology course for Brown medical studients.