Due to renovations at our Patroon Creek office, the regular entrance in the lower lot is CLOSED. Patients (including those from our Troy and Albany Medical Center locations) must use the upper lot entrance for Suite 210 and 211. However, Radiation, PET and CT imaging patients can use our separate Radiation Entrance in the lower lot. Learn More

Our Team

Karen Tedesco, M.D.

Karen Lynn Tedesco, M.D.

Karen Tedesco, M.D.


Medical Oncology


Albany Cancer Center
400 Patroon Creek Blvd., Suite 210 (or 211)
Albany, NY 12206
Phone: (518) 489-0044


  • Director, NYOH Hereditary Cancer Risk Assessment Program
  • Vice President, NYOH Board of Directors
  • Member, US Oncology Breast Cancer Research Committee
  • Member, US Oncology Genetic Risk Evaluation and Testing Steering Committee

Professional Education

  • 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


  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine
  • Board Certified in Hematology
  • Board Certified in Medical Oncology

Honors and 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

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Society of Hematology
  • Medical Society of the State of New York
  • Upstate New York Society of Medical Oncology and 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.