La Face, Karen, MD

Karen La Face, MD
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Family Medicine

Dr. Karen La Face is a family physician providing medical care in Ithaca and the surrounding areas since 1999. Before joining Cayuga Medical Associates as the Medical Director of Primary Care at Women’s Health in January 2020, she provided comprehensive, holistic health care to women in her own private practice in downtown Ithaca. She graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Ohio State University, obtained her M.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine where she was a 21st Century Medical Scholar, and completed the residency program in family medicine at Brown University. She is a member of the medical staff of Cayuga Medical Center and a Clinical Instructor of Family Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. La Face has served as team physician for the United States National Diving Team for both national and international competitions.

Women’s Health of CMA
1020 Craft Road, Suite C
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 339-0625
Fax: (607) 535-2714


Doctor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center (Philadelphia, PA)

Internship: Brown University School of Medicine, Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island (Pawtucket, RI) – Family Medicine

Residency: Brown University School of Medicine, Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island (Pawtucket, RI) – Family Medicine

Areas of Special Clinical Interest

Women’s Health

Menopause and perimenopause

Preventive medicine


Exercise and nutrition for prevention and treatment of chronic disease


American Board of Family Medicine

NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner

Clinical Instructor of Family Medicine; Weill Cornell Medical College


American Academy of Family Physicians

New York State Academy of Family Physicians

North American Menopause Society

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

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