Karen J. Carlson, MD - Internal Medicine

Karen J. Carlson, MD - Internal Medicine

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

Academic Appointments

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA:

  • Associate Professor, Medicine, 2009–present
  • Assistant Professor, Medicine, 1997–2009
  • Instructor, Medicine, 1985–1997

Financial Disclosure

The final approval of Healthwise content is always made by a clinician with no financial conflicts.

This reviewer reported no financial conflicts.

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