- Year began practicing:
- Vascular Surgery
- Wound Care & Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Areas of Interest
Karl R. Stark, MD is a broadly recognized vascular surgeon whose leadership in open and endovascular surgical techniques, as well as treatment of chronic wounds, has spanned three decades. Dr. Stark also has extensive experience in performing the latest treatments of varicose veins through laser therapy and radiofrequency ablation. His work as President of the Kansas City Vascular Surgery Foundation is at the forefront of vascular surgery research including trials in stem cell therapy and diabetic foot ulcers.
Dr. Stark's roots are in rural Missouri. His patients know him as a man who is grounded in respect for them and for commitment to providing his patients with the best possible medical service. He and his wife enjoy spending time with their dogs at the lake and traveling.
Teaching or Professional Positions
Dr. Stark is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons with additional certification in vascular surgery.
He is Director of the Wound Healing Center at North Kansas City Hospital, past President of the Kansas City Surgical Society, Chief of Vascular Surgery at the Truman Medical Center School of Medicine, Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Missouri - Kansas City and Director of Wound Care for Northland Kindred Long Term Acute Care Hospital. He also serves as Regional Medical Director of the Diversified Therapy Corporation, National Wound Care Corporation and sits on the Board of Directors for the Physicians Professional Indemnity Association.
- Society for Vascular Surgery
- Kansas City Surgical Society
- American College of Surgeons
- Metropolitan Medical Society of Greater Kansas City
- Advanced Practice Professionals Committee of North Kansas City Hospital
- Surgery Advisory Committee of North Kansas City Hospital