Karin Michels-Ashwood, MD, is Chief Medical Officer at Optimus Healthcare Inc. in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Optimus was previously called Bridgeport Community Health Center and serves as the largest primary healthcare service in Southwestern Connecticut. Dr. Michels-Ashwood specializes in management of hypertension and diabetes. She also has hospital privileges at Yale New Haven and Sloan Bridgeport hospitals in CT. In addition to her medical career, Dr. Michels-Ashwood is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the prestigious Yale Medical School and works for the physician assistant program at Quinnipiac University.
Education and Training
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine MD
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine 1987
American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine
Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineABIM
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Teaches at Yale Medical School as an Assistant Clinical Professor -
- Teaches at Quinnipiac University in the PA Program -
- High Cholesterol
- Type 2 Diabetes
- H. Pylori
- Vascular Disease
- Strep Throat
- SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn/Long Island College Hospital Program
- Long Island College Hospital
Professional Society Memberships
- New Haven County Medical Association, American College of Physicians
What do you attribute your success to?
Hard work, Perseverance, Mentors along the way, Dedication to patient care, Serving the underprivileged population
Hobbies / Sports
- Traveling, Cooking
Favorite professional publications
- New England Journal of Medicine
Dr. Karin Michels-Ashwood MD's Practice location
Bridgeport, Connecticut 06608Get Direction
BRIDGEPORT, CT 06605Get Direction
New Haven, CT 06519Get Direction
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