Dr. Karl Frederick Welke MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Karl Welke is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Seattle, Washington and is affiliated with Seattle Children's Hospital. He received his medical degree from University of Illinois College of Medicine and has been in practice for 20 years. He is one of 4 doctors at Seattle Children's Hospital who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: General Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery

Hospital Affiliation

Seattle Children's Hospital

Education & Medical Training

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Residency, General Surgery, 1994–2000

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 2002–2004

University of Illinois College of Medicine
Class of 1994

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified in Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

IL State Medical License
Active through 2014

NC State Medical License
Active through 2014

WA State Medical License
Active through 2014

Publications & Presentations

The STS AVR + CABG Composite Score: A Report of the STS Quality Measurement Task Force.
Shahian, D. M.,He, X.,Jacobs, J. P.,Rankin, J. S.,Welke, K. F.,Edwards, F. H.,Filardo, G.,Fazzalari, F. L.,Furnary, A.,Kurlansky, P. A.,Brennan, J. M.,Badhwar, V.,O'Brien, S. M.

Combined heart-kidney transplant improves post-transplant survival compared with isolated heart transplant in recipients with reduced glomerular filtration rate: Analysis of 593 combined heart-kidney transplants from the United Network Organ Sharing Datab
Karamlou, T.,Welke, K. F.,McMullan, D. M.,Cohen, G. A.,Gelow, J.,Tibayan, F. A.,Mudd, J. M.,Slater, M. S.,Song, H. K.

Rethinking the Ross Procedure in Adults.
Reece, T. B.,Welke, K. F.,O'Brien, S.,Grau-Sepulveda, M. V.,Grover, F. L.,Gammie, J. S.

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