Karen Hoerst, MD
Specialty in Vascular (Stroke) Neurology
Dr. Hoerst is a board-certified Neurologist. She received her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience from the University of Scranton in 2005 and Jefferson Medical College (now Sidney Kimmel Medical College) in 2009. She completed an internal medicine internship, neurology residency and vascular neurology fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia (2014). After completing her training, Dr. Hoerst joined Reading Hospital in West Reading, Pennsylvania where she acted as the Stroke Program Medical Director in addition to providing emergency, inpatient, and outpatient care. In 2019, she transitioned to the role of teleneurologist at SOCTelemed, providing emergency and inpatient care via teleneurology to patients with neurological disease across the country.
She also serves as a physician clinical reviewer for Magellan Health. Dr. Hoerst joined Buoy Health in 2021. She believes that providing accessible, accurate medical knowledge allows people to make informed and empowered decisions about their health.
SOCTelemed - Teleneurologist
Education and training
2013-2014 - Vascular Neurology Fellowship, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
2010-2013 - Neurology Residency, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
2009-2010 - Internal Medicine Preliminary Internship, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
2005-2009 - MD, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
2001-2005 - Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience, University of Scranton, Scranton, PA
Board Certified, Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - 2013
Board Certified, Vascular Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - 2014