Prior to joining NCOD in 2012, she was coordinator for the Stroke program at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. During her leadership as stroke program coordinator, the hospital achieved primary stroke center designation by The Joint Commission in 2010 and recertification in 2012. She enjoys providing care for a variety of neurologic conditions but her particular area of interest is stroke. Karen enjoys patient, staff, community education and research.She particularly enjoys working closely with the physicians and the multidisciplinary team in order to improve outcomes for stroke survivors.
Karen and her husband have 3 sons and 2 grand children. She and her husband enjoy spending time with family and traveling.