Karen Laugel

Karen Laugel

Karen Laugel

Languages: English
Phone: 855-748-4868
Fax: 410-354-8628

Contact this Provider:

  • Pediatrics
Conditions I Treat
  • abdominal distention
  • abdominal migraine
  • abdominal pain
  • acne
  • aggressive behavior
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Procedures I Perform
  • autism testing
  • birth control counseling
  • camp physicals
  • concussion testing
  • developmental assessment
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About the Provider

Dr. Laugel is the Medical Director of MedStar Health Concussion Clinics. She is a Howard University Medical School graduate and trained in pediatrics at the University of Connecticut-Connecticut Children's Medical Center. She is Board Cerfied in Pediatrics and founded and directed a general pediatric practice for three decades. She then trained in concussion management at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Sports Medicine Concussion Program and launched a regional concussion care practice in Connecticut from 2012-2018. She created a state-wide non-profit community outreach program from 2013-2018 for concussion education and prevention, and developed a state model for transitioning children with TBI back to school. She built and staffed a national online data bank in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics to track and analyze incidents of head injury in children 5-22 years of age from 2012-2018. After moving to Maryland in 2018, she became the director of HeadFirst Sports Injury and Concussion Care at Righttime Medical Care and then joined MedStar in 2020, providing concussion care for children and adults.


Dr. Laugel is the author of two books on concussion management: "Sports Specific Return to Play Protocols: Age Five Years Through Adult," and "Ten Steps to Better After a Head Injury."

She is a contributing author to the Connecticut State Department of Education's "Concussion Education Plan and Guidelines for Connecticut Schools," first published in 2015.

In the News

Dr. Laugel was appointed by the Governor in 2014 to the Connecticut Governor's Task Force on Concussion in Youth Sports.

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Practice Locations
  • Dr. Laugel was the CATCH (Community Access to Child Health) Grant Award recipent, May 2017; an American Academy of Pediatrics program which supported her project: "Building concussion management teams and policies in New Haven schools with school-based health centers (K-8 and high school)."