Main Line HealthCare Welcomes Palliative Medicine Specialist, Karl M. Ahlswede, MD

Friday, June 28, 2013

Main Line HealthCare (MLHC) and Bryn Mawr Hospital are pleased to welcome Karl M. Ahlswede, MD to Pain & Palliative Care at Bryn Mawr Hospital on July 1st, 2013. Dr. Ahlswede is board certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and was recognized in 2012 and 2013 as a Top Doctor in Palliative Care by US News and World Report. He has been Medical Director of Palliative Care at Bryn Mawr Hospital since 2011, and Chair of the Bioethics Committee at Lankenau Medical Center since 2009. He earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, completed his general surgery residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and a Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Ahlswede is also board certified in general surgery, and has been on staff at Main Line Health Hospitals: Paoli, Bryn Mawr, and Riddle Hospitals, and Lankenau Medical Center, since 1998. He is available as a speaker for community events.   

For more information on Pain & Palliative Care at Bryn Mawr Hospital, please call 484-337-8068. 

About Main Line Health

Founded in 1985, Main Line Health (MLH) is a not-for-profit health system serving portions of Philadelphia and its western suburbs. At its core are four of the region’s respected acute care hospitals—Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital—as well as one of the nation’s premier facilities for rehabilitative medicine, Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital; Mirmont Treatment Center for drug and alcohol recovery; and Main Line Health HomeCare & Hospice, a home health service. Main Line Health also consists of Main Line HealthCare, one of the region’s largest multi-specialty physician networks, and the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, a non-profit biomedical research organization located on the campus of Lankenau Medical Center. Main Line Health is also comprised of four outpatient health centers located in Broomall, Collegeville, Exton and Newtown Square.

Main Line Health hospitals, with more than 10,000 employees and 2,000 physicians, are the recipients of numerous awards for quality care and service, including System Magnet® designation, the nation’s highest distinction for nursing excellence, and being named among the nation’s best employers by Forbes magazine. Main Line Health is among the area’s leaders in medicine, providing advanced patient-centered care, education and research to help our community stay healthy.

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Main Line HealthCare, the employed multi-specialty physician network of Main Line Health, includes more than 350 community and hospital-based physicians spanning over 30 clinical specialties and sub-specialties.

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