Karen B. King, CNM
Karen is a native of New York. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Boston University over 30 years ago and has spent almost her entire career working in Maternal Child Health. After her youngest son was out of elementary school she returned to school in pursuit of her degree as a Certified Nurse Midwife.
Karen joined Dr. Rossi and Dr. Crowther in practice over 15 years ago. She has helped guide 1700 babies into the world. One of the things she enjoys most is getting to know well the families she takes care of and being present at the birth of many of their children.
Karen has a special interest in adolescent health care, breastfeeding problems and helping couples who are interested in non-medicated birth and midwifery attended births.
Karen is very active in The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) serving as the Chair for the HIT section, past member of the government affairs section, and she has presented at multiple meetings. She is past president of the Virginia Chapter of ACNM. She has volunteered at the Arlington free clinic. Often Nurse Midwife and Nurse Practitioner students will be at the office under her guidance.
In addition to her work she enjoys knitting, cooking and traveling. Her sons are grown and working. Bob is her very supportive husband of over 30 years.
Deborah Smith, CNM
Debbie will be working for Virginia Hospital Center Physician Group part time in the office beginning September 9th, 2014.
Debbie grew up on the Gulf Beaches in St. Petersburg, Florida. She received her Bachelors in Nursing from the University of South Florida in 1991. She worked as a maternity nurse in Melbourne, Florida and Atlanta, Georgia until her graduation from Emory University in 1997.
Debbie practiced as a Certified Nurse Midwife delivering babies at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia until 2003 at which time she decided to spend more time with her husband and children. Since then she has been teaching nursing students through lecture, hospital clinical education, and simulation laboratories at George Mason University and Marymount University.
Debbie married her college sweetheart in 1991 and they have two sons aged 11 & 13. She loves to travel, sew and spend time with her boys.