Departments & Divisions
Karen A Hentschel–Franks, D.O.
Dr. Hentschel-Franks interests are pediatric sleep medicine, applications of noninvasive ventilation for children and sleep education. She also educate medical students, respiratory therapy students and residents about sleep and essentials of noninvasive ventilation in pediatric patients. She is very interested in sleep education with fellows and staff. Her next project is the development of a pediatric muscular dystrophy clinic with the child neurology and the comprehensive care clinic.
- 2002 - Postdoctoral Fellowship - Sub Specialty in Pulmonary - University of Alabama, School of Medicine
- 2000 - Postdoctoral Training - Sleep Medicine - The Institute of Sleep Medicine at Birmingham
- 1998 - Residency - Pediatrics - University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
- 1995 - Internship - Pediatrics - Schneider Children`s Hospital of Long Island Jewish Medical Center
- 1995 - DO - Medicine - New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
- 1991 - BS - Pharmacy - St. John`s University College of Pharmacy & Allied Health
- 7/2015 - Pediatric Medical Director - University Hospital, Sleep Medicine, San Antonio
- 8/2004 - Medical Staff Member - University Health System-Pediatric Sleep Medicine Clinic @ Robert B Green, Pediatrics, San Antonio
- 8/2004 - Assistant Professor - UT Health, Pediatrics, San Antonio
Instruction & Training
- 1/2020 - Present, Pediatric Sleep Medicine
- 1/2020 - Present, Pediatric Management of Noninvasive Ventilation
- 6/2019 - Present, Pediatric Sleep Medicine
- 10/2016 - Present, Resident Noon Lecture, University Hospital
- 2/2005 - Present, Respiratory Therapist Lecture, St. Phillips College
Research & Grants
Funding Agency George Washington University - NIH Flowthrough Funds Title T2P2 (TODAY2 Bridge Funding) Status Complete Period 8/2015 - 7/2016 Role Consultant Grant Detail PID (160633) - Observational Study of T2 Diabetes Children who have completed the TODAY Study with medical therapy and annual studies. TODAY study data is currently being analyzed. This study will then be further extended by final design which is under development and incorporating preliminary TODAY outcome data. Hentschel-Franks examined the polysomography documentation for the participant cohort.
- American Board of Pediatrics/Sleep Medicine