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Karen Ku


Pediatrician and integrative medicine specialist
Dog and beach lover, aspiring fashion consultant

About me

Pronouns: She | Her | Hers

Dr. Karen Ku is a pediatrician who seeks to optimize children's health through integrative medicine, an approach that combines conventional treatments with complementary therapies. Her interests include addressing lifestyle and nutrition factors to aid in disease prevention. She is dedicated to providing each of her patients with personalized care, informed by her diverse medical background and personal experiences with chronic conditions.

Ku earned her medical degree from the Georgetown University School of Medicine. She completed a residency in pediatrics at UCSF and Massachusetts General Hospital, and a fellowship in integrative medicine at the University of Arizona.

Ku has more than 20 years of experience as a private practice pediatrician in Cincinnati, Seattle and Northern Virginia. She is happy to be back in the Bay Area.

  • Education

    Georgetown University, MD, 1993

  • Residencies

    Massachusetts General Hospital, Pediatrics, 1995

    UCSF, Pediatrics, 1997

  • Fellowships

    University of Arizona, Integrative Medicine, 2019

My mission is to help children live their healthiest physical, mental and emotional lives.

Where I see patients (1)

    Smell the roses

    Wander outside into our Butterfly Garden in Oakland and our healing gardens at Mission Bay.