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Surgical Specialist, Cardiothoracic Surgeon
17 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:

  • Swedish Medical Center - Cherry Hill 
  • Tacoma General Hospital 

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Additional Information
Dr. Karl F Welke MD is a male Surgeon, has 17 years of experience and practices in Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, and Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery.
Where does Dr. Karl F. Welke practice?
Dr. Karl Welke has 2 office locations.
Dr. Karl Welke practices Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, and Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery near Peoria, IL.
Additional practice locations include: Seattle, WA.
See Peoria Surgeons.