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Surgical Specialist, Cardiothoracic Surgeon
16 years of experience
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Accepting new patients
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Specialties & Research

Dr. Karl Welke, MD is board certified in Surgery and Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery).

  • He has special expertise in 4 areas:
  • Cardiac Surgical Procedures
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Coronary Artery Bypass (Heart Bypass)
  • Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation

Education & Awards

Dr. Welke graduated from University of Illinois at Chicago.


Dr. Welke has 8 hospital affiliations:

  • Tacoma General Hospital 
  • Swedish Medical Center - Cherry Hill 

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Additional Information
Dr. Karl F Welke MD is a male Surgeon, has 16 years of experience and practices in Thoracic Surgery, Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery, and Surgery.
Where does Dr. Karl F. Welke practice?
Dr. Karl Welke has 3 office locations.
Dr. Karl Welke practices Thoracic Surgery, Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery, and Surgery near Portland, OR.
Additional practice locations include: Tacoma, WA and Seattle, WA.
See Portland Surgeons.