Karen Poehailos, M.D.

Assistant Medical Director

Karen Poehailos, M.D.

Karen D. Poehailos is a family physician in Virginia. She currently serves as NIFLA Assistant Medical Director and on the NIFLA board.

Poehailos became a physician volunteer for the Charlottesville Pregnancy Center in 1997. She moved on to serve as its volunteer medical director.

From 2018 to 2021, Poehailos was the regional medical director for ThriVe Central Va. Women’s HealthCare. She supervised medical services including pregnancy tests, performing and reading limited OB ultrasounds, and STI/STD testing and treatment at its four locations in Central Virginia.

Poehailos become a member of the Abortion Pill Reversal hotline in 2015. She now serves on the medical advisory team for the Abortion Pill Rescue Network.

Poehailos is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine and its Family Medicine Residency. She is a certified fertility care medical consultant and a FEMM medical provider working with women on recurrent miscarriage, infertility, and irregular cycles without IVF or hormonal contraception.

Local secular media and national Catholic media outlets have interviewed Poehailos on abortion pill reversal and other pro-life issues and natural family planning.

Poehailos will always be grateful to NIFLA for providing her first limited obstetrical ultrasound training and for all the services they provide to the pregnancy medical clinic movement.