Karen M. Kish, MD

Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Web-Karen_Kish-6759-Edit“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.

Dr. Kish works closely with Physician Assistant Ashley Rowan. To read about Ashley, click here.


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


Professional Licensure

Licensed to practice in Texas


Hospital Affiliations

Seton Medical Center, Austin, Texas

Bailey Square Surgical Center, Westlake, Austin, Texas
Westlake Medical Center, Austin, Texas



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