Shawn K. Conner, MD
Board Certified in Family Medicine, 2013-2023
Active Medical Staff, Genesys Regional Medical Center, Grand Blanc, MI
Full-time Private Medical Practice, Clarkston, MI
Medical Doctor, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
Assistant Clinical Professor, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
Assistant Clinical Professor, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, MI
Faculty, American Academy of Family Physicians
Dr. Shawn K. Conner is a private practice Family Physician in the northern suburbs of Detroit, Michigan.
He completed medical school at Wayne State University in Detroit and attended residency at Genesys Regional Medical Center near Flint, Michigan.
He started a solo Family Medicine practice from scratch in the area where he grew up, and has been in practice there for almost 20 years.
Dr. Conner places a strong emphasis on the personal relationships he establishes with his patients, and in 2013 he was voted as "Best of the Best" Primary Care Doctor in Oakland County, Michigan. His office has been recognized as a Patient Centered Medical Home since the program inception. Dr. Conner greatly values education, and teaches medical students from both Wayne State University in Detroit as well as Michigan State University in East Lansing. He also serves as faculty for the American
Academy of Family Physicians where he teaches other primary care providers at medical conferences across the country.
Dr. Conner has practice interests in Dermatology, Upper Respiratory, and Preventive Health. He is actively involved in his community, serving on the local Corridor Improvement Authority, and he serves as an assistant coach on an adult soccer team.
Ann Karty, MD, FAAFP
Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine
Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences; Kansas City, MO
Past Medical Director, CME Division, America Academy of Family Physicians
Dr. Karty is a Board Certified Family Medicine physician and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. She holds medical licenses in Kansas, Missouri, South Carolina and Illinois.
She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology and a medical degree from the University of Missouri ‐ Kansas City School of Medicine and is currently pursuing
a Master of Business Administration from the University of Kansas ‐ School of Business.
Dr. Karty joined Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (BlueKC) as Medical Director in 2016. Previously, Dr. Karty served as Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center and Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, both located in the Kansas City metropolitan area.
Dr. Karty served as the Medical Director in the Continuing Medical Education Division at the American Academy of Family Physicians, having been a member of that organization throughout her medical career, joining in the late 1980's. In addition to creating innovative educational formats, planning CME meetings, and AAFP governance, she represented the Academy at national organizations including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the Brookings Institute, the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB), the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS), and just completed a multi-year term as Co-Chair of the Inter-Society Coordinating
Committee (ISCC) of the National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a team highlighting integration of practitioner education and genomics around the world.
Dr. Karty continues to represent BlueKC in topics surrounding pain management, opioids, and mental health issues, in addition to population health, medical homes, and social disparities impacting health. Dr. Karty has moderated meetings, both nationally and internationally throughout her career,
and served as a member representative on a Gender Equity in Medical Testing Consensus Group meeting at Georgetown University, helping to craft legislative policy supporting the work of that team.