Karmen Wielunski, DO

Karmen Wielunski, DO

Karmen was born in Wheatridge, Colorado. Although she primarily grew up in Baraboo, Wisconsin, she frequently visited family back in her birth state. An early fascination with the Rocky Mountains and snow sports left a lasting impression. She spent her free time in high school working as a snowboard instructor in Wisconsin and then attended the University of Colorado at Boulder where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Italian. She later attended medical school at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and eventually returned to Wisconsin where she completed Internal Medicine residency training at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Karmen currently lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with her husband. Together, they dabble in novice furniture making and are the proud parents of two spirited felines. They enjoy boating and wake boarding in the summer and exploring new snowboarding destinations in the winter. Karmen currently serves as the Chief Resident in Patient safety and Quality Improvement at the Medical College of Wisconsin and the Milwaukee VA Medical Center. She plans to pursue a career in academic Hospital Medicine.

All posts by Karmen Wielunski, DO

May 14th, 2018

Bitcoin, Medicine, and More

What’s the big deal about Bitcoin and digital currency? For the past year, my husband (who has a business background) has been enthusiastically researching digital currency. Thus, the terms Bitcoin (BTC) and MaidSafeCoin (MAID) have become commonplace in my household for some time. But, to be honest, I hadn’t been paying much attention to any […]

October 17th, 2017

Be Human. Be Memorable.

My dad died on May 11, 2003. It was Mothers’ Day. I was 18 years old. Those are the easy facts. The more difficult ones are those detailing the events that led to his death. My dad was so many things — a brilliant geologist, a loving father, an inventor, a pilot, and a Vietnam […]

August 29th, 2017

Procedures in Residency

Hi. My name is Karmen, and I’m a fainter. It’s true. I am one of those people who occasionally falls victim (pun intended) to vasovagal syncope at its finest. It tends to happen at inopportune times and places. For example, the first time I passed out, I landed in a Christmas tree. I was in high […]

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