Dr. Karen Stierman came to Austin to practice Otolaryngology in July 2001. She received her residency training and medical education at the University of Texas at Galveston where she graduated with honors. During her career, Dr. Stierman has received many awards including being elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, being a member of the UTMB Dean’s list, receiving the Joseph H. Stjepcevich Academic Scholarship, and being cited by the Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Award for Academic Achievement. She has also participated in research and published many papers in the field of Otolaryngology. She is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery and has numerous professional affiliations. Dr Stierman participated in FIERO (Foundation for Innovation, Educational and Research in Otorhinolaryngology) and served as Editor-in-Chief in IVOICE( a clinical online journal).
Dr. Stierman received her bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University in Electrical Engineering with honors. Prior to attending medical school, she was employed by Motorola in Austin as a semiconductor circuit design engineer. Dr. Stierman began seeing patients in Austin in June 2001 as part of a group practice and opened her own practice in 2003. Currently, there are three doctors in this practice, and they see patients at the three office locations in Westlake, Cedar Park, and Round Rock, Texas. Dr. Stierman also does consulting work in biomedical technology development. In 2018, she was honored to be named as one of the Top Doctors in Austin Monthly’s 2018 edition, which is an annual recognition of the best physicians in the Austin area as chosen by peers.
Dr. Stierman enjoys caring for patients in Austin and its surrounding. She is committed to providing the highest quality of care while treating diseases of the ears, nose communities and throat. She uses her technical background combined with her ability to relate well to patients to deliver personal service and state-of-the-art medical and surgical care. She welcomes patient involvement in their care.
Dr Stierman and her husband, Ken, have three children. She enjoys watching their children play sports and spending relaxing family time at the lake. She also loves to travel as well as enjoy all that Austin has to offer. In addition to participating in many volunteer opportunities in her community, she goes on medical mission trips around the world.