Having obtained a passion for medicine and surgery out of high school, Dr. Karim A. Badawy attended St. Francis College where he majored in biomedical science. Throughout his stay there he became interested in dermatology and orthopedics, graduating Summa Cum Laude, ranked 1 in the SFC class of 2009. He was inducted into the Duns Scotus Honor Society and was named a Presidential Scholar at the college.
He then went on to advance in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Badawy continued to thrive and grow in this environment. He obtained numerous medical and scholastic awards, among them, was becoming an Emil Rose Scholar and induction to the Pi Delta Honor Society. He was also voted as the fellow student who best advanced podiatric medicine by his peers.
Dr. Badawy went on to graduate as the Valedictorian of the class of 2013 at NYCPM, with Magna Cum Laude designation. He matched at The Mount Sinai Hospital’s PMSR-Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Program for his residency training.
Throughout his three years at this prestigious medical hub, he was immersed in a world-class education and unrivaled training experience. There he trained with some of the best doctors in their fields. He managed to complete close to 1,000 foot and ankle cases during his training here. During his final year of residency, he was appointed by his peers as Chief Resident, allowing him to gain valuable experience managing and coordinating 20 other residents’ daily surgical experiences. Following this, he became Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. He is also Board Qualified in Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery.
In addition to his extensive experience in medical and surgical patient-focused care, Dr. Badawy has a rich history in academia at his Alma Mater, NYCPM. He ran the podiatry clinics at Metropolitan Hospital and performed many surgical cases to further advance resident education at the institution’s residency program. Surgeries that varied from elective surgeries to diabetic limb salvage and trauma. He loves being able to teach the students and residents in a practical environment in addition to the lecture halls at NYCPM, in which gave lectures in courses such as Podiatric Surgery, Podiatric Medicine, Traumatology, and Lower Extremity Anatomy. Dr. Badawy also gave lectures at continuing medical education conferences nationally.
He is currently on staff at Queens Hospital Center, where he is involved in resident education and various surgical centers. His interests continue to be in trauma repair, deformity correction, diabetic limb salvage, skin and nail disorders, and lower limb skin cancer.