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When you build a strong bond with our Providers, it makes a difference in your healthcare experience and encourages a valuable and trusted long-term relationship. We listen, stay attuned to your needs, and make ourselves available to answer every question with care and compassion.

Karen M. Kish, MD's Ratings

  • Friendliness and Courtesy97.4
  • Concerns for Worries93.7
  • Liklihood of Recommending93.0
  • Confidence in Provider94.1
  • Office Staff Teamwork93.3

© Scores are based on patients surveyed by Press Ganey in 2019.

Karen M. Kish, MD

The OB/GYN Group of Austin

“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.

Board Certification

Board Certified, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2005 – Present
Licensed to practice in Texas

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



Patient Testimonials

Dr Kish is wonderful!

Dr Kish is wonderful! We loved her from the first OB visit. She is very friendly and down-to-earth and made us feel calm and confident in everything from beginning to end including throughout the entire c-section process. I have nothing but positive things to say about her!


I'm glad she's my ObGyn!

Dr. Kish is kind, efficient, knowledgeable, and I’m very glad she’s my ObGyn. She’s very easy to talk to I’ve always found her to be very willing to answer questions and discuss my concerns.


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