Dr. Karl Pfuetze has practiced cardiology in the Kansas City area since 1976. He grew up in Kansas City and attended the University of Kansas for both undergraduate and medical school studies. He won the award for top student in internal medicine for his junior and senior years combined. After two years of family practice residency in Sacramento, California, he entered the U.S. Army, serving in Vietnam. Upon his return he spent six years at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., training in internal medicine and cardiology, where he was chief resident and became a lieutenant colonel. In addition to his board certification in cardiology, Dr. Pfuetze is board certified in nuclear cardiology and a diplomat in lipidology. He is strongly committed to thorough patient education and helping patients understand the degree to which they can play a prominent part in determining their own cardiovascular health. Dr. Pfuetze has a strong focus on preventive cardiology, with previous expertise in invasive and interventional cardiology.
Medical Education & Training
Medical School: University of Kansas School of Medicine
Residency: Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Specialty Board Certifications: Am Bd Internal Medicine - Status: Certified; Am Bd Int Med (Sub: Cardiovascular Disease) - Status: Certified
Procedures and Conditions