“As a Family Medicine physician, I am committed to providing comprehensive care to the entire family. I’m not just your doctor: I’m your partner. I’ll work to empower you: educating you in order to allow you to make informed healthcare and lifestyle choices. Together we make a powerful team for your healthier life.”

Board Certification

  • Family Medicine

Areas of Expertise

  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Diabetes Management
  • Travel Medicine
  • Weight Management
  • Women’s Health



Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons at New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Family Medicine
New York, NY

Medical School

State University of New York College of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
Brooklyn, NY

Undergraduate School

Vassar College
Bachelor of the Arts in Biopsychology
Poughkeepsie, NY

Professional Association

American Academy of Family Physicians
1997 – Present

Academic Appointment

New York Presbyterian Hospital – Columbia
Chief Resident
1999 – 2000

Personal Interests

I spend most of my free time with family. I enjoy cooking and baking, I am a huge football fan, and I am a student of wine.


Dr. Karlene Ross is a board-certified Family Medicine physician who has worked to improved the health of families for over 15 years. She is committed to patient education and preventive medicine. She enjoys treating patients of all ages and has a special interest in diabetes, adolescent medicine, and women’s health.

Dr. Ross attended Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, and then went on to medical school at the State University of NY in Brooklyn. She completed her specialty training in Family Medicine at Columbia Presbyterian College of Physicians and Surgeons (now New York Presbyterian Hospital).

Dr. Ross relocated to Southern Maryland from New York City in 2007. She is married and has two kids.