Karen Van Wagner
Karen Van Wagner, Ph.D.
North Texas Specialty Physicians
Karen Van Wagner was named Executive Director of North Texas Specialty Physicians (NTSP), a Fort Worth-based 600 physician IPA, in 1997.
has grown from a start-up IPA to a leading physician organization specializing in improving patient care through technology and medical outcome management.
Of the 15,000 patients treated ever day by NTSP physicians, more than 96% trust their doctor and believe they receive high quality care.
In addition to serving as Executive Director, Dr. Van Wagner sits on the Board of NTSP's two subsidiaries, including Sandlot, LLC.
Prior to 1997, Karen spent 16 years at the Harris Methodist Health System, serving as a Senior Leader of a 500 bed urban hospital, and as Senior Vice President of Network Operations for the Harris Methodist Health Plan.
Karen was also the Director of Planning and Marketing for Los Angeles Children's Hospital in Los Angeles, California.
Dr. Van Wagner earned her Bachelor's, Master's and Ph.D. degrees from Western Michigan University.
In 2008 she accepted appointment to serve as a member of the Tarrant County Hospital District's Board of Managers.
is married and has two children.