Karen E. Eck, BSN, MS, RN, FNP-BC

Karen E. Eck, BSN, MS, RN, FNP-BC

Karen Eck is a nurse practitioner with the Division of Pediatric Neurology at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. She completed her undergraduate degree in nursing at Hartwick College which included two internships at Babies Hospital of New York.She began working as a registered nurse at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia in internal medicine. She then worked as a registered nurse in the Neurological Intensive Care Unit at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia. While working, she completed her Master’s of Science as a Family Nurse Practitioner at Columbia School of Nursing. She started working in the Adult Epilepsy Division but returned to her love of working with children in 2003 in the Pediatric Epilepsy Center.She has a strong interest in dietary therapy for the treatment of epilepsy and is an integral part of the ketogenic diet team.

Board Certification:

Family Nurse Practitioner

Departmental Appointments

  • Department of Neurology
    Division of Columbia Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

Education & Training

  • BS, 1989 Nursing , Hartwick College
  • MS, 2001 Family Nurse Practitioner , Columbia University School of Nursing


Recommendations for the care of women with epilepsy.
Penovich PE, Eck KE, Economou VV.
Cleve Clin J Med. 2004 Feb;71 Suppl 2:S49-57. Review.

Diagnostic utility of an epilepsy monitoring unit.
Smolowitz JL, Hopkins SC, Perrine T, Eck KE, Hirsch LJ, O'Neil Mundinger M.
Am J Med Qual. 2007 Mar-Apr;22(2):117-22.

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