Karen Seligman joined the division of Pediatric Cardiology in 1989. She received a BA from Barnard College and an MD from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. She completed a pediatric residency at Case Western University/Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, and a cardiology fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric cardiology, and is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at New York Medical College.
In addition to practicing general pediatric cardiology, Dr. Seligman is Director of Preventive Cardiology at Boston Children’s Health Physicians. She offers expanded appointments for patients with high cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, obesity or metabolic syndrome. The history includes assessment of lifestyle habits, and time is allowed for a full discussion with the patient and family regarding the physiology and significance of the problem. She provides guidelines for diet and exercise and referrals for related problems that are uncovered. Educational literature is geared to the child or adolescent. Medical management is prescribed if needed after a trial of lifestyle modification. She is also participating in the development of a bariatric surgical program at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Seligman is married and has three children who are pursuing careers in neuropsychology, music and engineering.