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Karen Bradshaw, MD, is Medical Director of the Lowe Foundation Center for Women's Preventative Health Care and a member of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology’s Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

She received her medical degree and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at UT Southwestern Medical Center and then went on to train as a fellow in reproductive endocrinology and infertility here. She joined the faculty at UT Southwestern in 1988 after practicing reproductive endocrinology at Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston.

Dr. Bradshaw holds the Helen J. and Robert S. and Diana K. and Richard C. Strauss Chair in Women’s Health and is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Professor of Surgery at UT Southwestern.    

Board certified in obstetrics and gynecology as well as reproductive endocrinology and infertility, Dr. Bradshaw’s practice focuses on well-woman and preventative health care of the 40+ year-old woman. She treats disorders affecting the mature woman including menopausal symptoms, post-menopausal bleeding, hormone replacement therapy, mood disorders, and preventative treatment for bone loss.

Dr. Bradshaw is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and a member and past president of the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. A Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, she has written and lectured widely on the subjects of preventative women’s health care and minimally invasive surgery for women.


Medical School
UT Southwestern Medical School (1981)
Parkland Memorial Hospital (1982), Obstetrics & Gynecology
Parkland Memorial Hospital (1985), Obstetrics & Gynecology
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1987), Reproductive Endocrinology

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Abnormal/Irregular Vaginal Bleeding (Amenorrhea, Menorrhagia)
  • Anatomic Disorders of Genital Tract
  • Endometriosis
  • Gynecologic Robotic & Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Hormone Assays, Testing & Therapy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Ovarian Cyst
  • Polycystic Ovary Disease (PCOS)
  • Post-Menopausal Bleeding & Disorders
  • Reproductive Endocrinology
  • Research Interest

    • Menopause
    • Perimenopause


    Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

    Pelvic Masses
    Barney SP, Muller CY, Bradshaw KD Medical Clinics of North America September 2008 xi, 92(5):1143-61
    Sequence Variation at the Human FOXO3 Locus: A Study of Premature Ovarian Failure and Primary Amenorrhea
    Gallardo TD, John GB, Bradshaw KD, Welt C, Reijo-Pera R, Vogt PH, Touraine P, Bione S, Toniolo D, Nelson LM, Zinn AR, Castrillon DH Human Reproduction January 2008 23(1):216-21
    Autophosphorylation of AlphaCAMKII is Not a General Requirement for NMDA Receptor-Dependent LTP in the Adult Mouse
    Cooke SF, Wu J, Plattner F, Errington M, Rowan M, Peters M, Hirano A, Bradshaw KD, Anwyl R, Bliss TV, Giese KP Journal of Physiology August 2006 574(Pt 3):805-18
    Congenital Stationary Night Blindness Associated with Mutations in GRM6 Encoding Glutamate Receptor MGIuR6
    O’Connor E, Allen LE, Bradshaw K, Boylan J, Moore AT, Trump D British Journal of Ophthalmology May 2006 90(5):653-4
    The Post-Menopausal Ovary Displays a Unique Pattern of Steroidogenic Enzyme Expression
    Havelock JC, Rainey WE, Bradshaw KD, Carr BR Human Reproduction January 2006 21(1):309-17

    Honors & Awards

    • Super Doctors in Texas
      Reproductive Endocrinology (2013)
    • Top Doctors - Gynecology
      US News and World Report (2013)
    • D Best - Gynecology-Obstetrics
      D Magazine Best Doctors (2012)
    • Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
      President (2005)
    • Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
      President Elect (2004)
    • American Society for Reproductive Medicine
      Executive Council (2001)

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
    • American Society for Reproductive Medicine
    • Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility