Karen J. BraselM.D., M.P.H.

  • Professor of Surgery, Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery, School of Medicine


  • Surgery

Special focus on

  • Critical Care
  • General Surgery

I see patients at


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  • M.D., 1991, The University of Iowa College of Medicine
  • M.P.H., 1996, The University of Minnesota
  • Residency:

    • Surgery, University of Minnesota, 1998
  • Fellowship:

    • Surgical critical care, University of North Carolina, 1999
  • Certifications:

    • General surgery, 1999 (recertified 2007)

Memberships and associations

  • American College of Surgeons