Dr. Kari W. Bovenzi
Award: HONORING WOMEN IN NEW YORK
Kari Bovenzi, MD. is a pediatrician and owner of Genesis Pediatrics, and has dedicated her career to helping others. Putting herself through college and medical school with little outside help, she graduated from SUNY Buffalo and Albany Medical College, and earned her Master’s in Counseling from SUNY Albany.
Always one to think of new ways to help, Dr. Bovenzi speaks out to help raise public awareness of the growing regional concern of Lyme Disease and has assisted many families doing personal battle with the challenges of Lyme Disease at her pediatric practice.
A selfless volunteer, Dr. Bovenzi is very active in the community. She served as a volunteer with the Kid’s Celebration Children’s Ministry at Grace Fellowship and as a board member for Alpha Pregnancy Care Center and the Loudonville Christian School and served as the co-chair of Capital Region Heart Gallery, an organization formed to assist older children and sibling groups who are waiting for adoption.
For all she has done for others, Dr. Bovenzi was a recipient of the Capital Region Leaders in Business Award and the Community Leading Women Award. She is also a Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners, has received the American Academy of Pediatrics Residency Scholarship Award, the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Research Endeavors and has been named to the Dean’s List. She also held positions of Adjunct Professor at SUNY Albany, Physician at the Emma Willard School and as WGY Radio’s Children’s Wellness Doctor.
When she is not devoting her time and talents to helping those in her community, Dr. Bovenzi lives in Rensselaer County with her husband Chris, Elivia, Charlotte and Elijah. She is a loving grandmother and finds time to enjoy sewing, the violin and gourmet cooking.
Dr. Bovenzi’s life and work of helping children and serving the greater Capital Region testify to her character, courage and commitment as an inspirational woman of distinction.