Karl M. Ahlswede, MD

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Practice Philosophy

Palliative care physicians help patients with serious illnesses and they are experts in pain and symptom management. They assist patients and their families with complex medical decisions with the goal of reducing physical and emotional suffering to enhance the patient’s quality of life.

Practice Name
  • Main Line HealthCare Palliative Care in Newtown Square
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This doctor is employed by Main Line HealthCare, the multispecialty physician network of Main Line Health, including more than 350 community and hospital-based physicians.

Locations and Appointments

Main Line Health Center in Newtown Sq
3855 West Chester Pike, Suite 300
Newtown Square, PA 19073

Bryn Mawr Hospital (inpatients only)
130 S Bryn Mawr Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
  • Phone: 484.337.2580
  • Accessibility: Public Transportation, Handicap Access

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About Karl M. Ahlswede, MD

  • Gender: Male
  • Years of Experience: 20
  • Language: English
Specialties Accepting New Patients
Palliative Care Board certified since 2008
General Surgery Board certified since 1995
Primary Affiliation
Clinical Titles
  • Medical Director, Palliative Care, Main Line Health


Medical school
  • Jefferson Medical College
  • Jefferson Medical College
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Bryn Mawr Hospital
  • Bryn Mawr Hospital

*Members of the Main Line Health medical staff are affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital. Membership on the medical staff of any of our hospitals does not constitute an employment or agency relationship.

Awards & Memberships

Current Membership & Activities
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons