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Karen Cohen, M.D.


  • Residency in Radiation Oncology
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Internship Transitional Year
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Medical Doctorate, M.D.
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Masters in Mathematical Sciences and Engineering, M.S.E.
    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Sciences and Engineering, B.S.
    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Accolades & Memberships

  • Austin’s Top Doctors, Radiation Oncology, Austin Monthly (2021)
  • Chief Resident (2009)
  • American Brachytherapy Society HDR Fellowship Recipient (2009)
  • ASTRO Health Sciences/Outcomes Research Travel Grant (2006)
  • RSNA Medical Student Grant (2004)
  • American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) Medical Student Scholarship (2002)
  • James Alexander Research Symposium Award at Baylor College of Medicine (2002)
  • Most Outstanding Student in the Mathematical Sciences Engineering Dept. (2000)
  • American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)
  • Texas Medical Society (TMS)
  • Travis County Medical Society


  • Ureteral Stenosis following post-prostatectomy IMRT: Case Report

    American Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2010

  • The Role of Radiotherapy in a Patient With Primary Pancreatic Lymphoma: Case Report

    Clinical Lymphoma Myeloma, 2005

  • Lower and Central Tumor Location Correlates with Lymphoscintigraphy Drainage to the Internal Mammary Lymph Nodes in Breast Cancer

    Cancer, 2005

  • Factors Predictive of Having Four or More Positive Axillary Lymph Nodes in Patients With Positive Sentinel Lymph Nodes: Implications for Selection of Radiation Treatment Fields

    International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, 2004

  • Cut Point Definition of Agitation

    Clinical Gerontologist, 2004

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  • Quantitative Differentiation of Breast Lesions Based on Three-Dimensional Morphology from Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography, 2002

Research Interest

Dr. Cohen practices general adult radiation oncology, with a special interest in breast cancer, head and neck cancer, brachytherapy, and palliative medicine. She has presented a variety of research achievements at national and international conferences as well as moderated clinical panel discussions.

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Other Information

Dr. Cohen speaks fluent Spanish and Hebrew. She is married to Dr. Dan Cohen, a physician specializing in Gastroenterology. They have two sons and two daughters. Her hobbies include running, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.