KarenZupko & Associates, Inc.
Educating and advising board certified plastic surgeons about the business side of practice has been Karen's passion for more than two decades. She is internationally known as an entertaining, energetic and informative speaker, and has been called a “shot of B12 to the brain!” Her keen sense of humor keeps people’s attention.
Karen has participated in Aesthetic Society meetings for more than 25 years, and looks forward to the next 10. She launched the first coding and reimbursement workshops for ASPS in 1985. Other members of the plastic surgery community, such as the American Society of Plastic Surgery Professionals, regularly invite Karen as a meeting speaker.
Karen's extensive experience gives her a 360 degree view of aesthetic plastic surgery practices. Understanding the specialty-specific nuances concerning personnel hiring and training, accounting, fee setting and quoting, computer systems and operations, as well as marketing keeps her analyses from being one dimensional. Described as having a “practical, non-cookie cutter approach” Karen customizes solutions that are right for the surgeon’s personality, the practice culture and the geographic area.
Look for Karen’s articles in ASAPS publications and in the KZAlerts for Plastic Surgery. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Medical Practice Management and is a program consultant to CareCredit.
Internationally, Karen has been a featured speaker in programs for plastic surgeons in France, Sweden, Argentina, England and Canada. She has also spoken at IMCAS Paris.
Prior to launching Karen Zupko& Associates, Inc. in 1985, Karen directed the AMA’s Department of Practice Management where she established a national reputation as an authority on practice management and marketing.
When not actively engaged in advising surgeons, Karen celebrates regularly with friends, attends theater, cheers for Kansas basketball, skis fast, bicycles enthusiastically, and participates on several medical charitable and arts organization boards in Chicago.