Specialty Pediatrics Language(s) Spoken English Joined Kelsey-Seybold November 2018 Accepting New Patients? Yes BiographyProfessional BackgroundDr. 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 AssociationsDr. Wittenburg is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Harris County Medical Society. Hobbies and InterestsDr. Wittenburg enjoys baking for friends and family, reading, running with her rescue dog, and spending time with her husband and toddler son.Fun FactsThe 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.