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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.

Awards & Publications


  • 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

Hobbies & Interests

Dr. Wittenburg enjoys baking, reading, yoga, cycling, and spending time with her husband and three sons.

Fun Facts

The best advice Dr. Wittenburg received is that you never regret a long walk.

While in medical school, she spent a month in Beijing, China. 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.

Medical School

  • The University of Texas Health Science Center — John P. and Katherine McGovern Medical School, 2014


  • The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School, 2017 (Chief Resident, 2018)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics

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


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