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.

Hospital Affiliation

Lehigh Valley Hospital

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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