Karen E. KovakM.S., C.G.C.

  • Instructor of Pediatrics, Division of Developmental Pediatrics, School of Medicine


  • Genetics

Special focus on

  • Adult Genetics
  • Neurology

I see patients at


Ms. Kovak has been providing genetic counseling services at OHSU for over 30 years, in many areas of specialty. She has a special interest in Huntington disease, and facilitates a support group for this condition as well as seeing individuals and families with HD at OHSU. She has worked in many areas of genetic specialty, and primarily sees children with known or suspected genetic disorders as part of a team including geneticists, genetic counselors, and other medical specialists at the CDRC.


  • B.S., 1981, University of California at Berkeley
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Medical Genetics, 1984


  • English

Memberships and associations

  • National Society of Genetic Counselors