Karen-Sue Carlson, MD, PhD

Associate Professor


  • Cancer Center - Froedtert Hospital
  • 8800 West Doyne Ave.
  • Milwaukee, WI 53226


  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology

My interest is in the treatment of patients with acute leukemia and related hematologic malignancies. Every person is unique, and their cancer treatment should reflect this. I strive to provide each patient with cancer care that takes into consideration their personal beliefs, priorities, and health issues and is balanced with the latest therapy options.


Diseases and Conditions

  • Acute and Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
  • Acute Leukemia
  • Leukemia
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS)
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Adolescent and Young Adult Leukemia

Treatments and Services

  • Inpatient Medicine
  • Virtual Visit

Patients Ages Seen

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Senior


  • English

Hospital Affiliations

  • Froedtert Hospital – Milwaukee

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Hematology

Clinic Locations

Cancer Center - Froedtert Hospital

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Education and Training

Doctor of Medicine - University of Wisconsin Medical School - Madison, WI (2004)
Postdoctoral Fellow - Rockefeller University - New York, NY (2004-2006)
Residency in Internal Medicine - New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center - New York, NY (2006-2008)
Fellowship in Hematology and Medical Oncology - New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center - New York, NY (2008-2011)