Pediatrician in Cedar Park, TX
North Austin Pediatrics P.A.
Kristen Pickering was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She attended Texas A&M University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Genetics and Chemistry in 2008.
In her college years, she worked as an elementary math and algebra tutor, as well as spent multiple summers as a counselor at Camp Independence, a week long retreat for children with Type I Diabetes in San Antonio, Texas. After college, she attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston where she graduated in 2012.
Dr. Pickering completed her pediatric residency training here in Austin at Dell Children’s Medical Center at the University of Texas Dell Medical School in 2015. During training, she was active in the Texas Pediatric Society where she sat as Resident Chair for the committees on Early Childhood Development and Childhood Obesity.
In addition to quality primary care, Dr. Pickering has special interests in childhood growth and development and breastfeeding support. She continues to advocate for her patients through the local medical and pediatric societies.
Dr. Pickering is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
In Dr. Pickering’s time away from the office, she enjoys exploring Austin parks and trails with her husband, Kyle, an engineer and their toddler daughter.