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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."

I have been an academic pediatric anesthesiologist for 30 years. During that time, I have always taken care of patients, providing general and regional anesthesia and teaching the next generation of providers to do the same. I have had the good fortune to have a wide variety of additional parts to my job: inpatient pain management, clinical research, basic science research, writing and public speaking.

Pediatric anesthesiology and pain management have grown substantially, and we now have far more sophisticated understanding and equipment than we used to. It has been a pleasure to have been a small part of that growth; I look forward to ongoing learning and teaching.

Overview

Board Certification(s)

Anesthesiology
Pediatric Anesthesiology

Medical/Professional School

University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville

Residency

Anesthesiology, Hartford Hospital, Hartford

Fellowship

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

Publications

  • Stogicza, A, Racz E, Karl HW, Trescot AM
    Bolus Versus Continuous Infusions for Epidural Blocks: A Cadaveric Study.
  • Moesker, A.A., Karl, H.W. Trescot, A. M
    Treatment of phantom limb pain by cryoneurolysis of the amputated nerve
    Pain Practice , 2014 : 14(1)52-6
  • Karl, H., Tyler, D. C., Miser, A. W.
    Controlled trial of morphine vs. hydromorphone for patient-controlled analgesia in children with postoperative pain
    Pain Medicine , 2012 : 131658-1659
  • Coté CJ, Cohen IT, Suresh S, Rabb M, Rose JB, Weldon BC, Davis PJ, Bikhazi GB, Karl HW, Hummer KA, Hannallah RS, Khoo KC, Collins P
    A comparison of three doses of a commercially prepared oral midazolam syrup in children.
    11772797 Anesthesia and analgesia , 2002 Jan. : 37-43, table of contents
  • Trescot, A. M., Brown, M. N., Karl, H.
    Infrapatellar Saphenous Neuralgia: Diagnosis and Treatment
    Pain Physician
  • Moesker, A. A., Karl, H., Trescot, A. M.
    Treatment of Phantom Limb Pain By Cryoneurolysis of the Amputated Nerve
    Pain Practice
  • Karl, H., Law, E., McGinn, K.
    Pain in Infants, Children, and Adolescents
    L Manchikanti, P Christo, A Trescot, and J Giordano (Ed.), Comprehensive Pain Medicine and Interventional Pain Management Board Review
  • Trescot A, Krashin D
    Epidemiology and Pathophysiology
    In Trescot AM (ed.) Peripheral Nerve Entrapments: Clinical Diagnosis and Management. Springer Publishing Company : Chapter 1, In Press
  • Sasaki K, Tick H
    Non-pharmacologic Treatments of Peripheral Nerve Entrapment
    In Trescot AM (ed.) Peripheral Nerve Entrapments: Clinical Diagnosis and Management. Springer Publishing Company : Chapter 5, in press
  • Gulati A, Karl HW, Zhang T, Trescot A
    Neuromodulation for Treatment of Nerve Entrapment Syndromes
    In Trescot AM (ed.) Peripheral Nerve Entrapments: Clinical Diagnosis and Management. Springer Publishing Company : Chapter 9, in press
  • Gulati A, Krashin D, Karl HW
    Surgical Treatment of Nerve Entrapment Syndromes
    In Trescot AM (ed.) Peripheral Nerve Entrapments: Clinical Diagnosis and Management. Springer Publishing Company : Chapter 10, in press
  • Olamikan S, Karl HW
    Long Thoracic Nerve
    In Trescot AM (ed.) Peripheral Nerve Entrapments: Clinical Diagnosis and Management. Springer Publishing Company : Chapter 30, in press
  • Burnett C, Karl HW
    Axillary Nerve
    In Trescot AM (ed.) Peripheral Nerve Entrapments: Clinical Diagnosis and Management. Springer Publishing Company : Chapter 31, in press
  • Burnett C, Karl HW
    Suprascapular Nerve
    In Trescot AM (ed.) Peripheral Nerve Entrapments: Clinical Diagnosis and Management. Springer Publishing Company : Chapter 34, in press
  • Seroussi R, Singh V, Karl HW
    Radial Nerve at the Elbow
    In Trescot AM (ed.) Peripheral Nerve Entrapments: Clinical Diagnosis and Management. Springer Publishing Company : Chapter 35, in press
  • Trescot AM, Karl HW
    Radial Nerve at the Wrist
    In Trescot AM (ed.) Peripheral Nerve Entrapments: Clinical Diagnosis and Management. Springer Publishing Company : Chapter 36, in press
  • Kaplan E, Karl HW
    Abdominal Cutaneous Nerves
    In Trescot AM (ed.) Peripheral Nerve Entrapments: Clinical Diagnosis and Management. Springer Publishing Company : Chapter 42, in press
  • Trescot A, Karl HW, Brown MN, Pearce B
    Proximal Saphenous Nerve
    In Trescot AM (ed.) Peripheral Nerve Entrapments: Clinical Diagnosis and Management. Springer Publishing Company : Chapter 58, in press
  • Brown MN, Pearce B, Karl HW, Trescot A
    Distal Saphenous Nerve
    In Trescot AM (ed.) Peripheral Nerve Entrapments: Clinical Diagnosis and Management. Springer Publishing Company : Chapter 59, in press
  • Witkin L, Gulati A, Zhang T, Karl HW
    Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve
    In Trescot AM (ed.) Peripheral Nerve Entrapments: Clinical Diagnosis and Management. Springer Publishing Company : Chapter 61, in press
  • Trescot AM, Karl HW
    Obturator Nerve
    In Trescot AM (ed.) Peripheral Nerve Entrapments: Clinical Diagnosis and Management. Springer Publishing Company : Chapter 64, in press
  • Murinova N, Chiu SC, Krashin D, Karl HW
    Common Peroneal Nerve
    In Trescot AM (ed.) Peripheral Nerve Entrapments: Clinical Diagnosis and Management. Springer Publishing Company : Chapter 67, in press
  • Murinova N, Chiu SC, Krashin D, Karl HW
    Superficial Peroneal Nerve
    . In Trescot AM (ed.) Peripheral Nerve Entrapments: Clinical Diagnosis and Management. Springer Publishing Company : Chapter 68, in press
  • Pearce B, Brown MN, Karl HW
    Deep Peroneal Nerve
    In Trescot AM (ed.) Peripheral Nerve Entrapments: Clinical Diagnosis and Management. Springer Publishing Company : Chapter 69, in press
  • Brown MN, Pearce B, Trescot A, Karl HW
    Tibial Nerve
    In Trescot AM (ed.) Peripheral Nerve Entrapments: Clinical Diagnosis and Management. Springer Publishing Company : Chapter 73, in press
  • Brown MN, Pearce B, Vanetti T, Trescot A, Karl HW
    Lateral Plantar Nerve
    In Trescot AM (ed.) Peripheral Nerve Entrapments: Clinical Diagnosis and Management. Springer Publishing Company : Chapter 74, in press
  • Brown MN, Pearce B, Trescot A, Karl HW
    Medial Plantar Nerve
    In Trescot AM (ed.) Peripheral Nerve Entrapments: Clinical Diagnosis and Management. Springer Publishing Company : Chapter 75, in press
  • Brown MN, Pearce B, Karl HW
    Inferior Calcaneal Nerve
    In Trescot AM (ed.) Peripheral Nerve Entrapments: Clinical Diagnosis and Management. Springer Publishing Company : Chapter 76, in press
  • Brown MN, Pearce B, Vanetti T, Trescot A, Karl HW
    Medial Calcaneal Nerve
    In Trescot AM (ed.) Peripheral Nerve Entrapments: Clinical Diagnosis and Management. Springer Publishing Company : Chapter 77, in press

Presentations

Presentations Title Event Location Date
Development of Pain Systems and Neonatal Pain Management American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians Review Course St.Louis, MO Aug. 2013
Pain in Infants, Children, and Adolescents American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians Review Course St.Louis, MO Aug. 2013
Bolus Versus Continuous Infusions for Epidural Blocks: A Cadaveric Study University of Washington, Academic evening University of Washington, Seattle, WA May 2013