Dr. Randy Birken graduated with an undergraduate degree in Biology, Cum Laude, in 1972 from Adelphi University and received his MD degree from Boston University in 1976.
He completed his residency program in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine in 1980 and served as Chief Resident in his last year. While in private practice, Dr. Birken continued his teaching responsibilities as a Clinical Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine.
In 1989, Dr. Birken completed his subspecialty training in uro-gynecology at the University of California and then devoted his practice to pelvic reconstructive surgery while teaching physician residents at Baylor College of Medicine.
In 1997, Dr. Birken completed his master’s in liberal arts and literature from Houston Baptist University and taught undergraduate composition rhetoric on the weekends. He has published five books including The Bio-Identical Way: Patient Profiles in Natural Hormone Optimization.
In 2000, Dr. Birken completed additional training in Bio-Identical Hormone Optimization with a nationally known teacher, Neal Rouzier, MD. A few years later, he decided to treat men as well as women and continues to see over 40 new patients per month. He is on the medical advisory committee for BioTe Medical, teaches new physicians on hormone optimization, and lectures on the health benefits of plant-based, compounded hormones. He is certified in Advanced Bio-Identical Hormone Optimization with Worldlink Health and received additional training in Age Management Medicine with the Cenegenics Research and Educational Foundation.
In addition, Dr. Birken completed a Wilderness Medicine Certification with the University of Colorado and has recently been accepted to a certification program on Healthcare Economics with the Harvard Business School.
Dr. Birken is licensed in both Texas and Colorado and has offices in The Woodlands, Texas and Steamboat Springs, Colorado. He and his wife, Liz, are active snow skiers, cyclists, mountain hikers, and yoga practitioners. They are devoted to their adult children, 3 grandchildren, and their golden doodle, Piper.
Dr. Birken believes in the statement from Dr. William Osler, the father of American medicine who said, “The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.”