Meet
the sleep disorder doctor
     
           
   

You are in experienced hands with Dr. Karen M. Baker. She is certified by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and has managed a wide variety of sleep medicine problems. She also works with a large Orlando area network of consultant physicians.

 

 

 

 
    Dr. Karen M. Baker, M.D.      
    Medical Director of
Florida Hospital's Center for Sleep Disorders

 
     
 


 

Dr. Baker earned her medical degree from the University of Florida School of Medicine in 2003. She completed two years of pediatric residency at Orlando Regional Health Care and Arnold Palmer Hospital, and three years of child neurology fellowship at Strong Memorial Hospital at the University of Rochester. In 2009, Dr. Baker completed her fellowship in sleep medicine for adults and children at Vanderbilt University.

Dr. Baker is the only board certified child neurologist in Central Florida offering sleep medicine; she was certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. Additionally she is board certified in neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, with special competency in child neurology by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

 

 

"Problems with sleep can make you miserable. Fortunately, we can help."

 

 
  Meet the sleep disorders clinicians      
           
    Mary Browne, MSN, RN, CS, FNP-BC      
    Sleep Disorders Clinician
 
     
    Mary has been a health care provider for over 30 years where she started her healthcare career in California. Mary has obtained both her Master and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She has a holistic approach to medicine, which is why she now focuses on sleep medicine since sleep is the cornerstone to a person’s overall good health. Mary likes to educate patients to help improve their quality of life. Previously, she was an instructor supervising LPNs and nursing assistants. Mary is very curious and keen to research new topics. She enjoys time with her family and grandchildren.

Mary received her board certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner, from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Mary is an active member in the community and is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Disorders, Central Florida Advanced Nurse Practice Council, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and a member of National Nursing Honor Society.

 

"I enjoy helping a wide variety of patients from all over the Central Florida area."

 
           
    Cathy Karunaratne, MSN, ARNP, AGPCNP-BC      
    Sleep Disorders Clinician
 
     
    Cathy has been a health care provider in Central Florida for 35 years holding nursing positions in cardiology and clinical research. Being a passionate believer in preventative medicine Cathy loves to educate patients on healthy choices and pertinent life style modifications to improve and maintain their health. She is an avid reader and considers the acquisition of knowledge to be vital to providing optimal healthcare outcomes for her patients.

Cathy received her board certification as an Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Cathy is an active member and volunteer in several community and professional organizations, including: American Academy of Sleep Disorders, Central Florida Advanced Nurse Practice Council, the American Nurses Association, Grace Medical Home, American Association of University Women, and Shepherd’s Hope.

 

"It is so rewarding to work with patients to achieve positive and restorative outcomes to their sleep health."