Randal C. Christensen, MD, MPH
Pediatric Medicine Medical Staff Chairman
General Pediatrics Section Chief
Medical Director of Crews'n Healthmobile
Phoenix Children's Hospital
The 2012 Karen W. Teel, M.D. Lectureship
Moise L. Levy, MD
Chief, Pediatric Dermatology
Dell Children's Medical Center
The 2011 Karen W. Teel, M.D. Lectureship
Lewis First, M.D.
Chief of Pediatrics
Vermont Children’s Hospital
Fletcher Allen Health Care
Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics
at the University of Vermont
Editor-in-Chief of Pediatrics
The 2010 Karen W. Teel, M.D. Lectureship
Mark W. Kline, M.D.
J.S. Abercrombie Professor and Chairman
Department of Pediatrics
Baylor College of Medicine
Texas Children's Hospital
The Karen W. Teel, M.D. Lectureship was created to honor Dr. Teel’s pioneering contributions to pediatric healthcare in Central Texas. The Lectureship serves as the keynote address of the Conference.
Dr. Teel actively practiced pediatrics in Central Texas from 1963 to 2006. She has touched the lives of countless children and their families. She passionately advocated for the creation of the Children’s Hospital of Austin, which opened in 1988, and the Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas, which opened in July 2007. She remains committed to the highest quality healthcare for our young patients today and continues to work tirelessly in support of that goal.
The Karen W. Teel, M.D. Lectureship Endowment Fund was established under the auspices of the Children’s Medical Center Foundation to support the Lectureship. Proceeds from this permanent endowment fund will support the keynote presentation of nationally prominent Pediatricians at our annual conference.
“Karen’s integrity, determination and insistence that every child in Central Texas receive the highest level of care regardless of their family’s financial circumstances has resulted in a legacy that will always be remember,” says Dell Children’s CEO Bob Bonar. “The establishment of the Karen W. Teel, M.D. Lectureship Endowment Fund is a wonderful tribute to an outstanding pediatrician who we will always hold in the highest esteem.”