Karen M. Kish, MD
Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology


“My goal is to promote the dignity and well-being of women by providing outstanding obstetrical and gynecological care. I strive to preserve and support each woman in her state of life.”

Dr. Kish has been practicing with The OB/GYN Group of Austin since 2005. Prior to this, Dr. Kish practiced at Kaiser Permanente in Los Angeles after completing her residency at UCLA. Dr. Kish received her Bachelor of Science degree from Georgia Tech in 1991. After completing a Post-baccalaureate Special Science Program at the University of Pennsylvania, she received her medical degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Kish completed her residency in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center and was Chief Resident her final year of residency.

Dr. Kish greatly enjoys caring for women in all stages of their lives. She manages both routine and high-risk pregnancies as well as complex gynecologic issues including abnormal bleeding, Incontinence, menopause and infertility.

Personal Information

Dr. Kish is married to John Kish, an interventional radiologist. They have two children. She enjoys traveling, running, cooking and hiking.


Obstetrics and Gynecology

Board Certification

Board Certified, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2005 - Present

Hospital Affiliations

Seton Medical Center, Austin, Texas

Bailey Square Surgical Center, Westlake, Austin, Texas

Westlake Medical Center, Austin, Texas

Arise Medical Center


Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Georgia
Bachelor of Science, 1991

University of Pennsylvania
Post-Baccalaureate Special Science Program, 1995

Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia
Medical Doctor, 1999

University of California at Los Angeles Medical Center
Residency in Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1999-2003
Chief Resident, 2002-2003

Professional Work History

The OB/GYN Group of Austin, formerly known as Des Rosiers & Wernecke, Associates, Austin,

Texas, 2005-present

Kaiser Permanente, Multi-specialty Group Practice, Los Angeles, CA 2003 - 2005

Professional Organizations

The American Medical Association

The Texas Medical Association

American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology

The Travis County Medical Society

Awards and Honors

Voted by her peers as: One of Austin's Best Doctors, 2013 Austin Monthly Magazine

  • Central Texas Ob Gyn Associate
  • Christian Medical and Dental Association
  • American Board of Obestrics and Gynacology
  • Thavis  Medical Society