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Karen Krag, M.D., Honored with NSMC's Holyoke Award

Karen Krag, MD, has been named as the eighteenth annual recipient of the Dr. E. Augustus Holyoke Memorial Award. This award is given by the NSMC Medical Staff to members of the community to recognize professional excellence and service to the community.

Dr. Krag received the award at the 27th Annual John B. Ballou, M.D. Memorial Lecture, held on February 2 at the Kernwood Country Club in Salem. She served as the featured lecturer during the event, delivering compelling remarks titled “Herbalists, Midwives, Nurses and Physicians: a History of Women Healers on the North Shore.”A dedicated physician and researcher, Dr. Krag has been caring for North Shore cancer patients with extraordinary dedication for more than 20 years. She joined the NSMC Medical Staff in 1998 and currently cares for patients at the Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center in Danvers.

In addition to being a highly respected expert in her field of breast oncology, Dr. Krag truly defines “compassionate caregiving” with her approach to her patients and their families. Board certified in both Medical Oncology and Internal Medicine, she has been active in promoting good health in the community, most recently helping to develop a breast cancer prevention program, assessing risk at the time of screening mammography. A Clinical Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Dr. Krag has also been a regular speaker at community outreach programs in New Hampshire and Maine for more than 20 years.
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