Physician Profile

Karl J. Karlson, MD

Chief, Cardiac Surgery

Medical School:

  • Brown University School of Medicine, Providence RI (1977)


  • Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore MD (1979)
  • New England Deaconess Hospital, Boston MA (1984)

Post Residency:

  • Fellowship in Surgery, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda MD (1981)
  • Fellowship in Vascular Surgery, Rush-Presbyterian - St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago IL (1984)
  • Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Rush-Presbyterian - St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago IL (1986)

Board Certification:

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Special Interest(s):

Surgical treatment of valvular heart disease; Aortic root reconstruction; Surgical treatment of ascending aortic aneurysms; Aortic valve repair and replacement; Mitral valve repair and replacement; Tricuspid valve repair; Coronary artery bypass surgery; Transmyocardial laser revascularization of the heart; Minimally invasive cardiac surgery

Karl J. Karlson, MD

Primary Address

88 East Newton Street
Robinson Building, B402
Boston, MA 02118
Phone: (617) 638-7350
Fax: (617) 638-7228

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