Dr. Karam was born and raised in rural South Louisiana. He completed his undergraduate studies with a degree in Chemistry from McNeese State University in 1977, and then attended Medical School at LSU Medical Center Shreveport. After graduating in 1981, he moved to Dallas where he received his pediatric training at Parkland Hospital and Children’s Medical Center. After one year of Internship and 2 years of Residency, he was asked to serve an additional year as Pediatric Chief Resident, teaching young residents and medical students and managing the house staff of the hospital.
He has been in private practice since, spending one year at Medical City, then 14 years in Richardson. He has been at his present location just north of Medical City since October 2000.
Dr. Karam is married to Mary Emma Ackels, and together they have 6 children, 5 girls and one boy- and is grandfather 3 (soon to be 4)!