Dr. Tom R. Karl MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Tom Karl is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in San Francisco, California. He received his medical degree from Stony Brook University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 38 years.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: General Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery

Education & Medical Training

VA Medical Center (Northport NY)
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1976 - 1977

VA Medical Center (Northport NY)
Residency, General Surgery, 1977 - 1980

Yale-New Haven Hospital
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1981 - 1984

Stony Brook University School of Medicine
Class of 1976

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Family Medicine
Certified in Family Medicine

American Board of Family Medicine
Certified in Sports Medicine

FL State Medical License
Active through 2014

Publications & Presentations

Cardiovascular MR Imaging after Surgical Correction of Tetralogy of Fallot: Approach Based on Understanding of Surgical Procedures.
Ordovas, K. G.,Muzzarelli, S.,Hope, M. D.,Naeger, D. M.,Karl, T.,Reddy, G. P.,Marchiori, E.,Higgins, C. B.

B-type natriuretic peptide levels predict outcomes in infants undergoing cardiac surgery in a lesion-dependent fashion.
Amirnovin, R.,Keller, R. L.,Herrera, C.,Hsu, J. H.,Datar, S.,Karl, T. R.,Adatia, I.,Oishi, P.,Fineman, J. R.

A simple correction for anomalous coronary arteries in adults.
Guy, T.S., Tseng, E., Ratcliffe, M.B., Azakie, A., Karl, T.R.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Anthem HealthKeepers HMO/POS
  • Anthem KeyCare PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Alliance PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • Wellmark Alliance Select
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