Faculty Members

Dr. Karen Doucette

Professor / Director

Department of Medicine

Division of Infectious Diseases
    Contact details are for academic matters only.

About Me

Divisional:  780-492-8275

Clinical:  780-492-7686

Dr. Doucette completed her undergraduate (BSc) degree and MD at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Internal Medicine training at Queen’s University was followed by subspecialty training in Infectious Diseases at the University of Manitoba. While at University of Manitoba she undertook additional subspecialty training in viral hepatitis. In 2003 she completed a clinical and research fellowship in Transplant Infectious Diseases under the supervision of Dr. Jay Fishman at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She has been on staff at the University of Alberta since 2004. In 2007 she completed a Master’s in Epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health. 


  • Viral Hepatitis (Hepatitis B and C)
  • Infections in Immunocompromised hosts / Solid organ transplant


  • Division Director, Infectious Diseases
  • Educational Lead, University of Alberta, Transplant Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program


  • Clinical skills and small group learning in UGME/PGME
  • Education Lead, Transplant Infectious Diseases Fellowship
  • Alberta Transplant Institute, Education Committee Member
  • Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada Infectious Diseases Exam Board Member
  • Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada, Solid Organ Transplant Area of Focused Competence (AFC; diploma) Committee Member
  • Canadian Society of Transplantation, Education Committee


  • Epidemiology and outcomes of infections in organ transplant recipients
  • Epidemiology and quality of care in viral hepatitis in immunocompromised and immune competent host
  • Clinical trials