Karen A. Winston earned her Bachelor of Science degree with honors from Loma Linda University (La Sierra campus) in 1979. She took a hiatus from school and then entered Michigan State University where she earned the Doctor of Medicine degree from the College of Human Medicine in 1987. Immediately following medical school she started a residency in pediatrics at Loma Linda University which she completed in 1990 and was awarded the Jeannie Andrews Ambulatory Pediatric Award.
Dr. Winston joined the Redlands Pediatric Medical Group in Redlands, California where she practiced general pediatrics for two years before being recruited to teach in the Department of Pediatrics in Loma Linda University School of Medicine. She served as Director of the Pediatric Medical Student Clerkship for seven years while sustaining a practice. For the past 10 years, she has been teaching in the Physical Diagnosis center where she helps students develop clinical diagnosis competencies and communication skills, in preparation for the Macy exit examination and board examinations.
Dr. Winston is a Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics, has served on numerous medical school committees and continues to enjoy balancing her time between teaching medical students and residents with a busy practice. She has lectured on numerous topics nationally and internationally.