Karen Tedesco, M.D.

Hematology, Medical Oncology


  • Breast
  • Genetics

Primary Location

Amsterdam Cancer Center
1700 Riverfront Center
Amsterdam, NY 12010

(518) 843-0020

Secondary Location

Albany Cancer Center
400 Patroon Creek Blvd., Suite 1
Albany, NY 12206

(518) 489-0044

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified in Hematology
  • Board Certified in Medical Oncology

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Society of Hematology
  • Medical Society of the State of New York
  • AOA–Medical Honor Society 
  • Upstate Medical Alumni Association


  • Bachelor of Science Degree – Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • Medical Degree—SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse (Upstate Medical University)
  • Internship—University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Residency—University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Fellowship in Hematology Oncology – Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Honors & Awards

  • Magna Cum Laude, SUNY Health Science Center, Syracuse, NY
  • University of Michigan House Officer Research Award
  • William J. Williams Award in Internal Medicine
  • AMWA Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation
  • SPORE (Specialized Program of Research Excellence) student grant
  • USON Centum Club for clinical trial enrollment
  • To Life! Extra Mile Award


  • Director, NYOH Hereditary Cancer Risk Assessment Program
  • Treasurer, NYOH Board of Directors
  • Member, US Oncology Breast Cancer Research Committee
  • GREAT (USON Genetic Risk Evaluation and Testing) executive committee member
  • Co-chair, GREAT Research Committee
  • Vice Chair, NYOH Research Committee
  • USON Breast Cancer Pathways Taskforce


Karen Lynn Tedesco, M.D. - New York Oncology Hematology

Dr. Tedesco is married to a gastroenterologist and has three children. A former competitive gymnast, she enjoys fitness, running, travel and spending time with family and friends. She also plays an active role in local cancer education events.