Dr. Karen McCowen, MD

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Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism | Female

Dr. Karen McCowen, MD
Karen McCowen, MD, is a board-certified endocrinologist. She has a special interest in the management of diabetes in pregnancy, technologies for managing type 1 diabetes, thyroid biopsy and thyroid cancer, and pituitary and adrenal diseases.Dr. McCowen has been published in numerous publications including American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition, Current Opinions in Gastroenterology and Nutrition in Clinical Practice. Before joining UC San Diego Health System, Dr. McCowen was a physician in the endocrine divisions at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School.Dr. McCowen completed fellowships in nutrition and metabolism and clinical nutrition from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She also completed fellowship training in metabolism from Joslin Diabetes Center. She completed a clinical fellowship in endocrinology from several facilities in Boston, Massachusetts at Harvard Medical School. She completed her residency in internal medicine at the Mayo Clinic and received her medical degree from Trinity College in Ireland. She is board-certified in internal medicine and endocrinology.

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UC San Diego Health - Perlman Medical Offices9350 Campus Point Dr
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Dr. McCowen's Performance
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    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
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  • Answers Questions
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  • Time well spent
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  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
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in San Diego, CA |
AmazIngly responsive -- at all times of the day, seven days a week, and even late into the evening. She is interested in everything I, as a patient, say or do or ask about. She answers questions patiently and thoroughly. I feel that she is my partner in my healthcare.
Carlsbad, CA |
Dr. McCowen really listens and takes the time to answer questions. I believe she cares about patients by the way she interacts with me.
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Karen McCowen, MD, is a board-certified endocrinologist. She has a special interest in the management of diabetes in pregnancy, technologies for managing type 1 diabetes, thyroid biopsy and thyroid cancer, and pituitary and adrenal diseases.Dr. McCowen has been published in numerous publications including American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition, Current Opinions in Gastroenterology and Nutrition in Clinical Practice. Before joining UC San Diego Health System, Dr. McCowen was a physician in the endocrine divisions at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School.Dr. McCowen completed fellowships in nutrition and metabolism and clinical nutrition from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She also completed fellowship training in metabolism from Joslin Diabetes Center. She completed a clinical fellowship in endocrinology from several facilities in Boston, Massachusetts at Harvard Medical School. She completed her residency in internal medicine at the Mayo Clinic and received her medical degree from Trinity College in Ireland. She is board-certified in internal medicine and endocrinology.

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  •  Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  •  Board certified in Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology and Internal Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Acromegaly and Gigantism
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Rickets
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroiditis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

Education

  • Medical School
    Trinity College, University Of Dublin, University Of Dublin, School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1989

  • Internship Hospital
    Meath And Adelaide Hospital Ireland
  • Residency Hospital
    Mayo Clinic Rochester

    Completed in 1994

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Harvard Medical School

    Completed in 1997

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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