Dr. Karen Rieger MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Karen Rieger is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Indianapolis, Indiana and is affiliated with Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She received her medical degree from Rush Medical College and has been in practice for 17 years. She is one of 6 doctors at Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: General Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery

Education & Medical Training

University of Florida
Residency, General Surgery, 1990 - 1996

Indiana University School of Medicine
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1998 - 2000

Rush Medical College
Class of 1990

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified in Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

FL State Medical License
Active through 2013

IN State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

"Supercharged" isoperistaltic colon interposition for long-segment esophageal reconstruction.
Kesler, K. A.,Pillai, S. T.,Birdas, T. J.,Rieger, K. M.,Okereke, I. C.,Ceppa, D.,Socas, J.,Starnes, S. L.

Differential gene expression profiling of esophageal adenocarcinoma.
Hammoud, Z. T.,Badve, S.,Zhao, Q.,Li, L.,Saxena, R.,Thorat, M. A.,Morimiya, A.,Rieger, K. M.,Kesler, K. A.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Anthem Blue Access PPO
  • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • BCBS Tennessee Network 5
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Sagamore Health Plus
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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