Dr. Karen Carlson reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Dr. Carlson founded and currently directs a multidisciplinary women's health unit at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Carlson's research interest is focused on implementation of shared decision making into primary care practice.
Education and Training
MD: Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 1980
Internship and Residency in Medicine: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, 1980-1983
Fellowship in General Medicine: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, 1983-1985
American Board of Internal Medicine
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA:
Associate Professor, Medicine, 2009-present
Assistant Professor, Medicine, 1997-2009
Instructor, Medicine, 1985-1997
The final approval of Healthwise content is always made by a clinician with no financial conflicts.