Dr. Karen Swenson has provided gynecological and obstetrical care in private practice since 1985. Her philosophy of care emphasizes open communication and working with patients to achieve wellness, including attention to how thoughts and feelings affect health. She has been consistently rated a “Super Doctor” by Texas Monthly.
Dr. Swenson earned a BS in Nutrition Science with highest honors from The University of California, Davis in 1976. She received her medical training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, graduating in 1981. In 1985, she completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at The University of California Medical Center at Irvine. She founded our practice with Dr. Diana Weihs in 1985.
Dr. Swenson is active in the Seton Network medical community. She is a member of the St. Luke’s Society, which provides specialty care to the Seton Community Clinic patients. She is a founding member of the Austin Center For Sexual Medicine, which provides specialty care and consultation for sexual dysfunction. Dr. Swenson served as Chief of Staff in 2010 and 2011 at Seton Medical Center-Austin and in 2012 was the President of Seton Family of Hospitals. She currently serves on the curriculum committee and is a Volunteer Assistant Professor at The University of Texas Dell Medical School. Dr. Swenson has two children; Grace Katharine and Winston who were both delivered at Seton by Dr. Weihs.
Dr. Swenson is a member of two book clubs and her other hobbies include pilates, rowing, hiking, playing bridge and travel.
Dr. Swenson pioneered ObGyn teaching programs
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