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Joined Kelsey-Seybold

November 2018

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Professional Background

Dr. Karen Wittenburg completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences in 2009 at Texas A&M University in College Station, graduating summa cum laude. She earned her medical degree from UTHealth McGovern Medical School in Houston in 2014. Dr. Wittenburg did her residency training at The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School Pediatrics Residency Program in 2017. She served as Chief Resident from July 2017 to June 2018. Dr. Wittenburg joined Kelsey-Seybold in 2018. 

Professional Associations

Dr. Wittenburg is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Harris County Medical Society. 

Hobbies and Interests

Dr. Wittenburg enjoys baking for friends and family, reading, running with her rescue dog, and spending time with her husband and toddler son.

Fun Facts

The best advice Dr. Wittenburg received from her mom and otherwise moms is to “sleep when the baby sleeps.”
While in medical school, she spent a month in Beijing, China, learning how traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine are combined to treat patients. She loved learning about the history and culture of the country and eating all the delicious food.
As a native Houstonian who grew up near NASA, Dr. Wittenburg wanted to be an astronomer as a kid. “My love for science started early,” she says.

​I’m a pediatrician with strong interests in education and advocacy who values the development of longitudinal relationships with patients and families. My goal is to help children reach their full potential by encouraging the establishment of healthy lifestyles early in childhood. It is truly an honor and privilege to care for children and watch them grow into happy, healthy, and productive adolescents and adults.

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Awards & Recognitions

  • 2016-2017 Most Outstanding Overall Resident, June 2017

  • 2015-2016 Outstanding Resident Teaching Award, June 2016

  • 1st Place Quality Improvement/Patient Safety Poster Presentation Dell Medical School Research and Scholarly Activity Day, May 2016

  • 2014-2015 Outstanding Resident Teaching Award June 2015


  • Implementation of a Postpartum Depression Screening Tool in a Pediatric Primary Care Resident Clinic. Poster presented at:

    • AAP National Conference and Exhibition, San Francisco, California, October 2016

    •  Texas Pediatrics Society Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas, September 2016

    • University of Texas System Shared Visions, San Antonio, Texas, April 2016