Dr. Karen A. Bretz MD Anesthesiologist
Dr. Karen Bretz is an anesthesiologist in Allentown, Pennsylvania and is affiliated with Lehigh Valley Hospital. She received her medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 36 years. She is one of 28 doctors at Lehigh Valley Hospital who specialize in Anesthesiology.
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Specialty & Clinical Interests
Anesthesiologist: General Anesthesiology
Clinical Interests: Education, Quality in healthcare, Quality analysis and education.
Education & Medical Training
Healtheast Tch Hospital - Allentown Hospital
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1978–1981
Temple University Hospital
Residency, Anesthesiology, 1985–1986
Temple University School of Medicine
Class of 1978
Certifications & Licensure
American Board of Anesthesiology
Certified 26 years in Anesthesiology
American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 33 years in Internal Medicine
PA State Medical License
Active through 2014
Publications & Presentations
Point-of-Care Electronic Prompts: An Effective Means of Increasing Compliance, Demonstrating Quality, and Improving Outcome.
Schwann, N.M., Bretz, K.A., Eid, S., Burger, T., Fry, D., Ackler, F., Evans, P., Romancheck, D., Beck, M., Ardire, A.J., Lukens, H., McLoughlin, T.M.
Postoperative pain control by means of epidural narcotics in a patient with obstructive sleep apnea.
Pellecchia, D. J., Bretz, K. A., Barnette, R. E.
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1245 S Cedar Crest Blvd
Allentown, PA 18103
Phone: (610) 402-9099