Residency in Pediatrics  1991
Wilford Hall, USAF Medical Center
San Antonio, TexasM.D.

1988University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida

B.S. in Biology 1984
Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida

Personal Affiliations:
Member of the American Academy of Pediatrics (A.A.P.)
Special Interests
Preventive Medicine, Allergies, Asthma
Gardening, Yoga, Pilates

Karen S. Thrower, M.D.

Dr. Thrower  was born in Jupiter, Florida, and she attended Florida State University. As a member of Phi Beta Kappa, she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biology in 1984.  She then enrolled in a military scholarship program which would provide for her medical education. She attended Medical School at the University of Florida, where she was selected as Alpha Omega Alpha. After receiving her M.D., she entered a pediatric residency program at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in San Antonio, TX.  As required by the scholarship program, after having completed her residency, she began practicing at a pediatric office in Fairchild Air Force Base.  Once she completed her service, she started her own practice in Spokane, Washington. In 2001, she moved to Atlanta, joined the staff of Bi-County Gwinnett Pediatrics, and later transferred to Kennesaw pediatrics. In May 2012, she discovered East Cobb Pediatrics and eagerly joined our staff.

Having children of her own, Dr.Thrower has a very maternal personality. Children find her comforting and parents find her reassuring. She is patient, observant, and bright−all of which are qualities that allow her to accurately diagnose and effectively treat patients. She values preventative medicine highly and considers it one of the most important factors in maintaining the physical and emotional health of a patient.  She and her husband, Ben, the medical director for a Multiple Sclerosis clinic, have three children: Sam (12), Nathan (14), and Stephanie (20).

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