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Management educator , researcher

Helen Weist Karl, American pediatric anesthesia and pain management educator, researcher. Diplomate American Board Anesthesiology, National Board Medical Examiners. Member of American Association of University Women, Washington Society Anesthesiologists, American Medical Women's Association, American Society Anesthesiologists.


Karl, Helen Weist was born on October 28, 1948 in New York City. Daughter of Edward C. and Louise (Stursberg) Weist.


Bachelor in Philosophy, Smith College, 1970; Doctor of Medicine, University of Virginia, 1976.


Intern in surgery, Hartford (Connecticut) Hospital, 1976-1977; resident in anesthesia, Hartford (Connecticut) Hospital, 1977-1979; fellow in pediatric anesthesiology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 1979-1981; staff anesthesiologist, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, 1981; assistant professor anesthesiology and pediatrics, Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, 1981-1990; assistant professor anesthesiology, U. Washington, 1990-1997; associate professor anesthesiology, U. Washington, since 1997; Parker B. Francis fellow in pulmonary research, Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, 1986-1988; director painmgmt., Children's Hospital, Seattle, since 1994. Adjunct associate professor dental public health science, U. Washington, since 1997.


  • Diplomate American Board Anesthesiology, National Board Medical Examiners.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Fellow American Academy Pediatrics (secretary on anesthesiology). Member American Society Anesthesiologists, American Medical Women's Association, International Anesthesia Research Society, Washington Society Anesthesiologists, Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation, International Association for Study of Pain.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: running, French horn, skiing.


Married Stephen R. Karl, June 1, 1974 (divorced 1990). Children: Katherine L., Thomas R., John W. Married David Munch, 2004.

Edward C. Weist

Louise (Stursberg) Weist

David Munch

Stephen R. Karl

Thomas R. Karl

Katherine L. Karl

John W. Karl