Karen Coley-Piccirillo, DO was raised in Brooklyn, New York. She attended the City University of NY, and received her Associate degree in Liberal Arts; then graduated from Hofstra University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology/Chemistry. After graduating in 1989 from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Coley-Piccirillo went on to complete a general medical internship at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. Going forward, she completed a Pediatric residency at Schneider Children’s Hospital (now called Cohen’s Children’s hospital) at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in NY., in 1993.
Dr. Coley-Piccirillo is a Board Certified Pediatrician and has been since 1993, as well as a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She practiced at community health centers in NY, in private practice and group practices on Long Island from 1993 until 2018 when she relocated to Florida and joined Florida Community Health Centers, Inc. Initially working at the Dr. Fred Brown Center in Okeechobee, Dr. Coley-Piccirillo transferred to the offices at Darwin Center and Port St. Lucie Children’s Health Center (PSLPeds). She is on the staff at Port St. Lucie Medical Center as well, where she sees newborns and pediatric patients that are admitted to the hospital.
On a personal note, Dr. Coley-Piccirillo has two adult children, Caitlyn and Megan, both of whom live out of state. Her aging parents now live with her in her home in Stuart. She also has two cats (Keats and Jinx) and a dog named Precious. She enjoys traveling, reading and good conversation. She looks forward to caring for the children who come to the centers here in Port St. Lucie.