Dr. Goen received her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1986 and completed her residency in pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. During her residency, she served as chief resident and was honored as the Houston Pediatric Society’s Resident of the Year. Following her residency, Dr. Goen spent four years in private practice at University Pediatric Association in the Brazos Valley. She then worked at Scott and White Hospital in Temple, Texas in the pediatric clinic, pediatric intensive care unit, and sexual abuse clinic, and she also served as associate professor in pediatrics for five years. With special training in tropical medicine, Dr. Goen spent four years as a missionary doctor in Nigeria, West Africa, where she was the only pediatrician for thousands of people. She ran a pediatric clinic, set up a neonatal intensive care unit, established an immunization program in the bush and helped develop a family practice training program in which she taught residents. Dr. Goen is currently a practicing physician with University Pediatrics Association in College Station, Texas.