Karen Lillich Berken, MD, was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is a proud graduate of the University of Notre Dame, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in 2010. She then attended medical school in Shreveport at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and graduated 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 Second-Year Resident Teacher Award, ACOG Appointed Program Representative, second 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 Fourth Year Resident Teacher.
Dr. Berken is trained in all aspects of OB-GYN with specific concentration in high-risk obstetrics and minimally invasive gynecologic 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 also offers BOTOX injections in the office.
Married and the mother of one daughter, Dr. Berken enjoys the outdoors, healthy cooking and traveling. She spends the majority of her spare time loving life with family and friends.