Dr. Karen Lillich Berken was born and raised in New Orleans, LA. She is a proud graduate of the University of Notre Dame, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in 2010. She then attended medical school right here in Shreveport at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center graduating with a Medical Doctorate in 2014. LSUHSC-S remained her home for Obstetrics and Gynecology residency training which she completed as Chief Resident in 2018. During her training, she was honored with several awards including Best 2nd Year Teaching Resident Award, ACOG Appointed Program Representative, 2nd Place in the Regional Research Symposium, Gary Brooks Ambulatory Care Outstanding Resident Award, EE Dilworth Outstanding Resident Research Award, and the Edward J. Crawford Memorial Award for Best 4th Year Teaching Resident.
Dr. Berken is trained in all aspects of OBGYN with specific concentration in high risk obstetrics and minimally invasive GYN surgery as well as da Vinci system robotic surgery. She has a strong connection to her patients and most enjoys building special bonds and relationships with them. As a mother, Dr. Berken has gained a new appreciation for and perspective of the birth of a child. She feels very privileged to have the opportunity to share in that special moment with her patients.
Dr. Berken is happily married to her best friend and the love of her life, David, who is also in the medical field. Together, they have a baby girl and three dogs. Dr. Berken enjoys the outdoors, healthy cooking, and traveling. She spends the majority of her spare time loving life with family and friends.