Education
Rocky Vista University (Parker, Colorado)
Residencies
Largo Medical Center (Largo, Florida) - Family Medicine
Largo Medical Center (Largo, Florida) - General Surgery
Fellowships
George Washington University - Surgical Critical Care
Biography

Karen Wanersdorfer, DO is an Assistant Professor of Surgery and member of the Center for Trauma and Critical Care team at GW Hospital. Dr. Wanersdorfer is a native of Colorado, where her family still resides. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.

Dr. Wanersdorfer was originally recruited to the Colorado State University to join the women’s golf team. Upon graduation, she attended Rocky Vista University in Parker, Colorado, completing her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree in 2013. After two years of her Family Medicine Residency at Largo Medical Center in Largo, Florida, Karen discovered her true passion of surgery and transferred to the General Surgery program. She completed four more years, graduating in 2019, before moving to Washington, DC to start her Fellowship.

When she has time away from the hospital, Karen enjoys baking a variety of treats in the kitchen, as well as exploring the outdoors while hiking, running and playing golf.