Karen Lickteig, MD | Metropolitan Pediatrics
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Karen Lickteig, MD

Office Location(s):
NW Portland

Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics
Education: MD – University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX
Pediatric Internship: Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Aurora, CO
Pediatric Residency: Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Aurora, CO

Care Philosophy

I see being a pediatrician as a collaborative effort between myself, children, and their families. Together we work to treat illness and promote wellness from infancy to adulthood. I believe there are many ways to raise happy, healthy, and well-adjusted children."

– Karen Lickteig, MD


Dr. Lickteig was raised as one of seven children in Wichita, Kansas. After completing her undergraduate work at Kansas State University, she spent several years doing Biomedical Research in Houston, Texas. In 1991, she obtained her medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She completed her pediatric residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center and went on to practice pediatrics with the Army in Germany for 3 years.

Dr. Lickteig settled in Portland in 1998, working in Pediatric Urgent Care, the Emergency Room, and as a Hospitalist through Emanuel Children’s Hospital. She has been with Metropolitan Pediatrics since 1999.

Dr. Lickteig and her husband enjoy spending time with their three “grown up” children, continually fixing up their old house, reading science fiction, cooking, and eating. She recommends teaching your children how to cook because they’ll eventually get good at it and make you dinner!

Care Services