Karen A Swanson, MD

Children’s Wisconsin since 2017
  • Primary care pediatrician, Children's Wisconsin

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I have been a practicing pediatrician in the lake country area for the past 17 years. The biggest joy I receive is being able to share in the experience of raising and caring for your children, and helping navigate through their health care needs. These needs are constantly changing from physical health needs to the emotional needs of my teen patients and the needs of families as they struggle through health hardships and financial hardships. Through all of this, I have learned most importantly to listen to the children in my practice and their parents to better understand how to approach each unique situation.

My family and schooling are an extremely important part of me. I went to medical school and residency at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I now enjoy visiting the city for Badger games and to spend time with my daughter who is a student there. I enjoy spending time watching my youngest daughter Sonia participate in her sports activities at her high school and being a part of that community. I’m proud of my son Cal who is going to Indianapolis this year to pursue a career in medicine. My husband Paul enjoys a career as a pilot at United Airlines. I’m happy to share my family with you.

I look forward to being a part of your team as you raise your children. I want the best for all my patients. I love hearing about all their awards and accomplishments at their well child checks and I hold your children as my own when they are sick. I feel like they are a part of my own family. I feel such an honor and privilege to be able to serve my community and look forward to meeting you.


  • Pediatrics

Areas of Interest

  • Pediatrics
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Education and Awards


  • 1994, UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, MD


  • 1999, University Hospital Madison - Pediatrics

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