In memory of
Karin H. Bausenbach
Bausenbach, Karin H. 59 March 01, 1953 Nov. 11, 2012 Dr. Bausenbach, a developmental pediatrician affiliated with Kaiser Permanente Northwest and the Children's Developmental Health Institute, died Nov. 11 after a long, courageous battle against cancer. She was 59. Passionate and determined, Karin embraced life with positive energy, infectious laughter, generosity and a powerful, fast-paced intellect that forged warm, supportive connections with her patients, students, family and colleagues. Born in Buffalo, N.Y., on March 1, 1953, to the late Arthur E. and Helen B. (Herington) Bausenbach, Karin studied at University of California Berkeley and Medical College of Wisconsin, completing her pediatric residency at University of Wisconsin Madison. Following a non-traditional path, she learned silversmithing in Arizona and served eight years as an ICU nurse at Highland Hospital (Oakland, Calif.) before entering medical school at age 30. Moving to Sandy in 1997, Karin joined Kaiser's Rockwood Clinic as a pediatrician. Diagnosed with colon cancer in 2004, she directed her intense interest in the neuroscience of pediatric development toward helping families address complex behavioral disorders (autism, Asperger's, ADHD). She combined clinical practice with her love of teaching the neural basis of emotional attachment at Portland State University's Interpersonal Neurobiology Program, Mt. Hood Community College and Multnomah Dept. of Public Health. Throughout her struggle with cancer, her indomitable spirit and fierce love of life never faded. Karin is survived by her husband, Saifaddin Hodaie; her daughter, Sona Helene Hodaie; her son, Austin Aslan Hodaie; her sister, Ardith Bausenbach; and her half-brother, Barry Bausenbach. Contributions to the Karin H. Bausenbach, MD Scholarship in Interpersonal Neurobiology at PSU may be made at http://foundation.pdx.edu/publicgift/ipnbscholarship.jsp
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