Medical Officer for Clinician Development and Support
Karen Sauer is a family physician at La Clinica Wellness Center and serves as the organization’s medical officer for clinician development and support, responsible for recruitment and employment of La Clinica’s physicians, family nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.
She earned her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, where she was given the Dr. Alexander Major Memorial Award. She completed her residency at Natividad Medical Center in Salinas, California, where she was named chief resident her final year and received the Dr. Joseph R. Hannon Memorial Award.
Dr. Sauer is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.
Dr. Sauer first joined La Clinica in 1996 and returned to our staff in 2005 after a few years away. She is bilingual in English and Spanish, and has worked in migrant health and education since 1986.