Dr. Karen Supan-McPherson was born and raised in Syracuse, New York where she attended Syracuse University and received a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and Philosophy. While pursuing graduate work in Biochemistry and Philosophy she taught Anatomy and Physiology to nursing and physical therapy students for 6 years. Her primary area of interest in Philosophy was biomedical and animal ethics. She completed a Master’s Degree in Environmental Physiology from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and subsequently studied medicine at Upstate Medical University where she competed her residency training in Emergency Medicine in 2005.
In 2005 Dr. Supan-McPherson and her family moved to the Outer Banks where she spent six years working at the Outer Banks Hospital Emergency Department. Following her appointment there, she opened a solo primary care and urgent care office. She is proud to now become a contributing member of the Right Path team to help serve patients in the area in their need to overcome opioid use disorders.
As a ten-year resident of the Outer Banks, Dr. Supan-McPherson spends her free time with her husband and their three children. She enjoys spending time outdoors, at the beach, and enjoying the beautiful landscape and climate of the Outer Banks.