Aug 19, 2019 / Prosthetics & Orthotics

Get to Know our SRH Staff: Kara Davis, Orthotics and Prosthetics

What is your role at the hospital? What do you do on a daily basis? 
I work in the Orthotics and Prosthetics (O&P) department. I love my job and the balance of getting to practice both. 
 
What led you to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children? How long have you worked here?
I’ve worked at the hospital for 12 years now. Originally, I sought out Scottish Rite Hospital because I knew I wanted to do pediatric orthotic and prosthetic work and I was lucky enough to get a one-year residency position. Then, I just never left!
 
What do you enjoy most about Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children?
I enjoy my colleagues. Being surrounded by great people every day at work is a gift.
 
What was your first job? What path did you take to get here?
My first job was toasting buns at Wendy’s. In undergrad, I studied engineering and finally landed in graduate school for O&P. It was a very curvy path to finding my way here.
 
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I have three sons that keep me very busy. We like to be outside doing anything - swimming, hiking, camping. Most of my time is with Boy Scouts, soccer and swim team, all of which I enjoy very much.
 
Three words to best describe you:
Hard working, caring, creative
 
What would you do (for a career) if you weren’t doing this?
I can’t imagine doing anything other than what I do. But if I had to choose, maybe something with adventure travel.
 
What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done?
I love adventure! Maybe the year I went mountaineering and got caught in a storm. That was a bit scary.

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