Karen Fernández, MD

Karen Fernández, MD

  • Clinic Physician
  • Adjunct Clinical Faculty



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

  • Pediatric Solid Tumors
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Benign Hematology

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

Last update: March 2009