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Helen W. Karl, MD

Helen W. Karl, MD

Pain Medicine, Anesthesia

On staff since November 1990

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

"I chose to become a pediatric anesthesiologist because (in 1980) I thought the subspecialty provided the greatest challenges and greatest rewards of all the areas of anesthesiology. We provide care for infants weighing less than a pound and for high school football players more than 200 times their size. Sometimes they are critically ill and would die without the operation; sometimes they are basically healthy, but frightened of an unusual environment. It is a privilege to care for these young people near the beginning of their lives."


Board Certification(s)
Pediatric Anesthesiology
Medical/Professional School
University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville
Anesthesiology, Hartford Hospital, Hartford
Anesthesiology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia
Pulmonary Disease, Penn State University Hospital - Milton S Hershey College of Medicine, Hershey
Research Focus Area

Translational Research


Treatment of phantom limb pain by cryoneurolysis of the amputated nerve
Pain Practice , 2014: 14(1)52-6
Controlled trial of morphine vs. hydromorphone for patient-controlled analgesia in children with postoperative pain
Pain Medicine , 2012: 131658-1659
A comparison of three doses of a commercially prepared oral midazolam syrup in children.
Anesthesia and analgesia , 2002 Jan: 37-43, table of contents
Pain in Infants, Children, and Adolescents
L Manchikanti, P Christo, A Trescot, & J Giordano (Ed.), Comprehensive Pain Medicine and Interventional Pain Management Board Review ,
Treatment of Phantom Limb Pain By Cryoneurolysis of the Amputated Nerve
Pain Practice ,
Infrapatellar Saphenous Neuralgia: Diagnosis and Treatment
Pain Physician ,


Presentations TitleEventLocationDate
Bolus Versus Continuous Infusions for Epidural Blocks: A Cadaveric StudyUniversity of Washington, Academic eveningUniversity of Washington, Seattle, WAMay 2013

Primary Office

Seattle Children's
MB.11.500.3 - Anesthesia Administration
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

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