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Karen Fernandez

Karen Fernández, MD

Midwest Affiliate Clinic
Adjunct Clinical Faculty


Affiliate Program

Contact Information

Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Hematology/Oncology
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
530 NE Glen Oak Avenue
Peoria, IL 61637

Phone: 309-624-4945
Fax: 309-624-9848


MD – Universidad Francisco Marroquin, Guatemala (1994-2001)
Residency – University of Illinois at Chicago (2003-2006)
Fellowship – Nationwide Children’s Hospital at Columbus, OH (2006-2009)

Research Interests

Selected Publications

Biological Role of Glycosylation of Dystroglycan Complex (DGC) in Human Rhabdomyosarcoma cells – Research in progress

Characterization of Spontaneous Rhabdomyoscarcoma in mdx mice – Research in progress

Prevalence of Cryptococcosis, Histoplasmosis and disseminated Tuberculosis among HIV/AIDS patients in Guatemala 2002

Prevalence of Cryptosporidium parvum and other parasitosis in Children. Thesis. Nov 2000

Dystrophin and Alpha-Sarcoglycan Deficient Mice Spontaneously Develop Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma. Abstract. May 2009 Physicians Knowledge And Attitudes Regarding Contraception and DVT Risk in Adolescents. Haemophilia. 15(2):628, March 2009