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Karen L. Skjei, MD, ABPN

Strictly Pediatrics Subspecialty Center
1301 Barbara Jordan Blvd., Ste. 200-G
Austin, TX 78723
Phone: 512-628-1855
Fax: 512-380-7544


Spanish (fluent)


University of California, San Francisco, M.D., Neurology


Residency, Child Neurology, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education

Fellow, Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Care Information

Clinical Biography

Dr. Karen Skjei is an Epileptologist in the UT Health Austin Pediatric Neuroscience at Dell Children’s Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Center. She completed her undergraduate studies at Duke University, and her medical education at the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine. She completed a residency in Pediatrics and a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Neurology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, New York. She completed a fellowship in Neurophysiology and Epilepsy at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Dr. Skjei is a member of the American Epilepsy Society, the American Academy of Neurology, the Child Neurology Society, the American Medical Association, and the Mayo Fellows Association. She has made more than nine professional academic presentations and more than eight peer review articles at national meetings and forums, both nationally and internationally. She has been an active investigator in research programs since 1993.

Dr. Skjei has spent time as a volunteer in the Peace Corps, and helped organize the first annual Global Partners for Primary Care Initiative symposium. She has also volunteered as a medical translator for medical missions in the Dominican Republic, and is fluent in the Spanish language.


  • Pediatric epilepsy
  • Refractory epilepsy
  • Epilepsy surgery

Board Certification

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology
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