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About Dr. Karen J. Dover

Dr Karen J Dover MD is an authority on aesthetics, the study of beauty, which is best achieved at that magical meeting point, the pinnacle of art and science.

 

 

About Dr Dover

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Biography

Dr. Karen J. Dover was born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario and graduated Nepean High School with Highest Honours, having received many awards and medals for her outstanding academic achievements. Among these were an almost unprecedented, five successive Silver Medals, which were representative of the highest scholastic performance attainable. An accomplished competitive athlete and musician, as well as an academic, she attended the University of Ottawa on scholarship for undergraduate work, where she was on the Dean’s Honour Roll for her studies in Biology and Biochemistry, with minors in Music Composition and French Literature. Again on scholarship, she received her medical education and M.D. at the University of Toronto, during which time she was the head of choreography for the highly-touted and hilarious medical show, Daffydil. A medical internship was then completed at the Ottawa Civic Hospital.

Post-graduate training continued with two years of fellowship in Diagnostic Radiology, one year completed in Hamilton, Ontario at McMaster University, and a second at the University of Ottawa. She subsequently practiced medicine in the Ottawa region until she accepted a position at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery as a Cardiac Surgical Associate. In this role, which she held for fifteen years until 2006, she was actively involved in all aspects of Cardiac Surgery, including teaching, medical and surgical research projects and studies, and minimally-invasive surgery and leading-edge and innovative cardiovascular surgical techniques.

Throughout this time, Dr. Dover continued her study of art and developed her talents and expertise as a semi-professional photographer, ceramic sculptor and mixed-media painter. It was therefore a very natural progression for Dr. Dover into the field of Laser and Cosmetic Medicine and Surgery, as it has allowed her to apply both her unique surgical skills and experience with her creativity and artistry to help her patients achieve their aesthetic goals. She has studied under the tutelage of many of the world’s leaders in these fields. In particular, her internationally-renowned brother Dr. Jeffrey S. Dover, one of the forefathers in the area of Laser Medicine and Surgery and an esteemed dermatologist, scholar and a founding-director of Skin Care Physicians of Chestnut Hill in Boston, Massachusetts, has been an exceptional mentor. She is also indebted to her father, Dr. Mark R. Dover, former Chief of the Division of General Surgery at the University of Ottawa and the Ottawa Civic Hospital, and Assistant Dean of Clinical Affairs at the University of Ottawa, who has been another extraordinary role model and a true master of the “art of medicine”. Dr. Dover is a devoted mother to her four children, Sacha, Bronte, Mia and Olivier, who continue to be her pride and joy…..

Dr. Karen J. Dover, M.D., is a licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada, National Board of Medical Examiners, and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. She is a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Continuing Professional Development program participant, as well as a highly-regarded CPSO Peer Review program candidate. She is a member of the Ontario and Canadian Medical Associations, and a Fellow of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery. She is also a qualified member of the prestigious network of Leading Medical Clinics of the World.

 

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KJD-MD has been a proud sponsor of the following events and organizations:

  • Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Hospice Care
  • Royal Ottawa Hospital Inspiration Awards
  • Roger’s House Maddy’s Gala
  • Ottawa Children’s Gala for CHEO
  • Sir Guy Carleton
  • The Sens Foundation
  • AOE Arts Council Artinis
  • Candlelighters
  • The Snowsuit Fund
  • Make-a-Wish Foundation Gala
  • Girls’ Night Out at Algonquin College
  • Choices JWF Campaign Dinner
  • Ashbury College Ball
  • Reach Foundation Gala
  • Stem Cells for Brynn
  • Ottawa Women’s Dental Study Club
  • The Hnatyshyn Foundation
  • Therapeutic PAWS of Canada
  • University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Red Dress Golf Tournament
  • Snowflake Ball for Colitis, Colorectal Cancer, and Crohn’s
  • Guts and Glory, for Crohn’s and Colitis
  • Victory Ball for Military Family Resource Centre
  • Queensway-Carleton Spring Bling Fundraiser
  • Ottawa Humane Society Fur Ball
  • My Sisters-in-Law Closet
  • National Capital Horse Trials Association
  • Women of Finance, Eastern Ontario
  • Ovarian Cancer Canada
  • Breast Cancer Canada
  • Big Sisters Ottawa
  • Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation
  • Huntington’s Society

Aug 2016

Controversies and Conversations in Laser Medicine & Surgery, Beaver Creek, CO

Mar 2016

American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery Annual Conference, Boston, MA

Fall 2016

The Creative Process, Mary Pfaff

Sept 2015

Stellar Peer Review of KJD-MD Clinical Practice by Dr. Charles Lynde, Dermatologist, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

Aug 2015

Controversies and Conversations in Laser Medicine & Surgery, Napa Valley, CA

Apr 2015

American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery Annual Conference, The International Year of the Light

Nov 2014

ADHD Symposium, ROH, Ottawa

Sept 2014

The Art of Creativity in Processing, John Paul Caponigro and Seth Resnick, Cushing, Maine

Aug 2014

Controversies and Conversations in Laser Medicine & Surgery, Sun Valley, ID

July 2014

Master Workshop in Creativity, John Paul Caponigro, Cushing, Maine

Apr 2014

American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery Annual Conference, Orlando, FL

Aug 2013

Controversies and Conversations in Laser Medicine & Surgery, Carlsbad, CA

Apr 2013

American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery Annual Conference, Boston, MA

Aug 2012

Controversies and Conversations in Laser Medicine & Surgery, Banff, AB

Mar 2012

American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery Annual Conference LASER2012, Kissimmee, FL

Feb 2012

Palomar ICON Expert Panel Symposium, Vail, CO

Dec 2011

ADHD Symposium, Royal Ottawa Hospital

Aug 2011

Controversies and Conversations in Laser Medicine & Surgery, Asheville, NC

June 2011

Fine Details of Anaphylaxis Management, Ottawa.

May 2011

Allergan, Pearls for Advanced Injectors Symposium, Ottawa.

Mar 2011

American Society of Laser Medicine & Surgery, Annual Conference, Dallas, TX

Nov 2010

A Day of Derm, Ottawa

Aug 2010

Controversies and Conversations in Laser Medicine & Surgery

July 2010

Ceramics Workshop,Essex, England, Carolyn Genders

Apr 2010

American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery Annual Conference

Sept 2009

Raku Workshop, St. Quentin-la-Poterie

Aug 2009

Controversies and Conversations in Laser Medicine & Surgery, Southampton, Bermuda

July 2009

Summer Workshop Chandler Swain

Apr 2009

American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery Annual Conference, National Harbour, MD

August 2009

Controversies and Conversations in Laser Medicine & Surgery

July 2008

Chandler Swain Summer Workshop

June 2008

Plein Air Workshop, Shawn McEvin, Gros Morne National Park, NL

Apr 2008

American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery Annual Conference

Apr 2008

FACE program for advanced injectors of BOTOX, by Allergen, Invited Guest, Toronto, ON

Feb 2008

Restylane Symposium for Advanced Injectors

Aug 2007

Controversies and Conversations in Laser Medicine & Surgery

Apr 2007

American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery Annual Conference

August 2006

Controversies and Conversations in Laser Medicine & Surgery

Apr 2006

American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery Annual Conference

Mar 2014

Women in Finance, “The Essence of Inner and Outer Beauty, the Aesthetic Duet”, Ottawa, ON

Apr 2014

Magnetic North Theatre Festival, “Don’t Quit Your Day Job” Celebrity Cabaret Fundraiser, National Arts Centre

Apr 2013

National Women’s Show, Ottawa Congress Centre

Oct 2013

National Women’s Show, Ernst &Young Centre, Ottawa

Apr 2011

Ottawa Women’s Dental Study Group, Le Nordik, Chelsea, PQ

Mar 2011

Women in Finance of Eastern Ontario Annual Conference

Jan 2010

Women in Finance of Eastern Ontario Annual Charity Conference

May 2009

National Women’s Show, Medicis Guest Speaker

Sept 2008

National Women’s Show, Medicis Guest Speaker

Mar 2008

National Women’s Show, Medicis Guest Speaker

Mar 2007

“Forever Young, The Eternal Quest for Beauty”, JCC