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Dr. Karl Clebak's principal research interests include evidence-based medicine and the translation of research in to practice, quality improvement and office-based procedures. His clinical research areas of focus include dermatologic, women’s health and musculoskeletal procedures, skin infections and dermatologic disease and clinical preventive services.
Dr. Clebak also has research interest to improve the transition from inpatient to outpatient care and to enhance the patient and provider referral experience through the electronic consult.
Dr. Clebak has written a number of evidence-based clinical reviews on a variety of topics partnering with resident and faculty co-authors.
Dr. Karl Clebak has taught family medicine and evidence-based medicine to learners of all levels. Dr. Clebak’s primary focus is residency education, where he works with residency faculty to create an inspiring, supportive academic environment producing the next generation of full-spectrum family physicians prepared to lead, teach and thrive.
Dr. Clebak has developed and taught numerous sessions for the Penn State Health Family and Community Medicine Residency (Hershey, Pa.), including health system management, evidence-based medicine, journal club, quality improvement, board review, outpatient procedures and gratitude sessions. He regularly precepts family medicine residents in their outpatient continuity clinics and medical students during their family medicine clerkships.
Dr. Karl Clebak enjoys the full breadth and depth of family medicine in the outpatient clinical setting across the age spectrum. Dr. Clebak regularly performs and precepts outpatient procedures and also has led numerous quality improvement projects.
Member, Graduate Medical Education Committee, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, 2022 to present
Member, American College of Healthcare Executives, 2021 to present
Member, Family Medicine Education Consortium, 2019 to present
Member, Evidence-Informed Decision Making/ Information Mastery Collaborative, Family Medicine Education Consortium, 2019 to present
Member, Primary Care Innovators Network, Family Medicine Education Consortium, 2019 to present
Member, Program Directors Assembly, Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians, 2019 to present
Member, Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors, 2019 to present
Member, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, 2017 to present
Member, Resident and Student Affairs Committee, Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians, 2017 to present
Member, Evidence Based Medicine Collaborative, Society of Teachers of Medicine, 2017 to present
Member, Hospital Medicine and Procedural Training Collaborative, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, 2017 to present
Member, Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians, 2016 to present
Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians (FAAFP), 2015 to present
Board-certified in Family Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine, 2012
Member, American Academy of Family Physicians, 2005 to present
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
Health Administration in Health Policy and Administration, MHA, Pennsylvania State University
2018 → 2020
Family Medicine, Residency, University of Virginia Health System
Jul 2009 → Jun 2012
MD, Penn State College of Medicine
Jul 2005 → May 2009
Pre-Medicine; minors in Biology, Human Development and Family Studies, BS, Penn State University Park
Aug 2001 → May 2005
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