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Karen Ocwieja | Medical Services

Programs & Services


  • English

Karen Ocwieja | Education

Medical School

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

2014, Philadelphia, PA, US


Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

2014, Philadelphia, PA


Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

2016, Philadelphia, PA, US


Boston Children's Hospital

2020, Boston, MA, US

Karen Ocwieja | Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics (General)

Karen Ocwieja | Professional History

Karen Ocwieja earned her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Brown University. She completed a combined MD and PhD degree program at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Her graduate research in Cellular and Molecular Biology was conducted in the laboratory of Dr. Frederic Bushman, where she studied HIV replication. She then completed her residency in Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, followed by a fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Karen Ocwieja joined the Division of Infectious Diseases as faculty in 2020.

Dr. Ocwieja has research interests in the molecular mechanisms underlying viral infections and disease. As a member of the laboratory of Dr. Lee Gehrke at MIT, she focuses on understanding how congenital Zika virus infection causes microcephaly.

It is an honor to care for children with infectious diseases at Boston Children’s Hospital and to work with the collaborative group of experienced physicians in our Division. I endeavor to approach each patient individually, considering the medical and social factors that make each child unique.