Lieutenant Karen Loews in 2374
|Full Name:||Karen Loews|
, formerly Lieutenant Commander
Karen Loews was born on Earth in 2332.
Loews was a psychiatrist and was assigned to the Institute, where she cared for those whose accelerated critical neural pathway formation procedure had caused them to develop psychiatric problems.
When Doctor Loews was assigned to the Institute, she separated Jack, Lauren, Patrick and Sarina Douglas from the other residents so that she could attempt treatment separately. She had little success with the four, having the most trouble with Jack.
In 2383, Karen Loews became the chief medical officer of the USS Intrepid-A. By 2384, Karen had been promoted to Lieutenant Commander. By 2385, Karen had been promoted to Commander. (Star Trek: Intrepid)
Deep Space 9Edit
In 2374, Loews decided to bring them to Deep Space 9 so they could meet Julian Bashir, hoping that by meeting someone who had had the same procedure but had lived a normal life, they would be inspired to do the same.
In 2375, Doctor Loews gave Bashir her permission as Sarina's legal guardian for Sarina to undergo a procedure that could reverse the damage her accelerated critical neural pathway formation procedure had done.
Doctor Loews' work with the patients at the Institute would make a contribution to helping genetic augments to be rehabilitated. Among those was Jack, who Doctor Loews certified of being free of any side effects of his childhood genetic alterations. (STO novel: The Needs of the Many)
In an alternate timeline, Karen was assigned to the USS Hoshi Sato in 2390 after the USS Intrepid-A was destroyed by a Klingon warship. The Federation went to war with the Klingon Empire in 2400. In 2403 after the war was over, the Federation Starfleet was destroyed and was replaced by the new Bajoran Starfleet. Karen joined this new Starfleet and moved to Bajor.