Karen Keough, MD
Board-Certified, Fellowship-Trained Pediatrician and Child Neurologist / Neurophysiologist
Dr. Karen Keough earned her bachelor of science in psychology at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and also studied molecular biology at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland. She earned her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed her pediatrics residency at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in San Antonio, where she also served as chief resident.
Following her residency, Dr. Keough pursued a fellowship in pediatric neurology at Duke University. After three years in the Air Force as a child neurologist, she completed an additional fellowship in electroencephalography and epilepsy at Baylor University School of Medicine. She then returned to Wilford Hall Medical Center to serve as director of epilepsy services and chief of child neurology.
Dr. Keough moved to Austin in 2006 and initiated the child neurology residency program in 2012 and ran that program until 2018. She is now a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics for Texas A&M Medical School. She has served for three years as an elected board member of the Professors of Child Neurology and was Chairperson of the Education Special Interest Group (SIG) for the Child Neurology Society from 2013 - 2018.
She served for six years on the Neurology Child Examination Committee for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Keough founded the Tuberous Sclerosis Center in Austin. She currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, a national non-profit dedicated to finding a cure for TSC, and is the director of the TSC Clinic at Child Neurology Consultants of Austin. From 2017-2022, Dr. Keough served as Chief Medical Officer for Compassionate Cultivation, an Austin, Texas licensed medical cannabis dispensary.
Her primary clinical focus is refractory epilepsy, though she continues to participate actively in the general child neurology hospital service to work with trainees and maintain her edge for treating other clinical neurologic conditions.
- Refractory epilepsy, including evaluation for epilepsy surgery
- American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with Special Qualification in Epilepsy, 2016
- American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with Subspecialty in Clinical Neurophysiology, 2004
- American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology, 2001
- American Board of Pediatrics, 1996
- Undergraduate: College of William & Mary, 1987
- Medical Education: Johns Hopkins University, 1993
- Residency: Wilford Hall Medical Center, 1996
- Fellowships: Pediatric Neurology, Duke University Medical Center; Electroencephalography and Epilepsy, Baylor University Medical Center
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