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Dr. Karl Sylvester, MD

Pediatric Surgery* Age 58
Dr. Karl Sylvester, MD

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Dr. Karl Sylvester, MD

Pediatric Surgery* Age 58
Palo Alto, CA
Accepting new patients
30 years of experience

Offers telehealth

Dr. Karl Sylvester, MD is a Pediatric Surgery Specialist in Palo Alto, CA.

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Dr. Karl Sylvester, MD is a Pediatric Surgery Specialist in Palo Alto, CA and has 30 years experience. They graduated from Duke University in 1994 and completed a residency at Johns Hopkins University.They currently practice at Pediatric General Surgery and are affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital. Their office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments. Dr. Sylvester is board certified in Pediatric Surgery and accepts multiple insurance plans.

Offers Telehealth

This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule.

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Locations

  1. 1 Pediatric General Surgery
    777 Welch Rd Ste J, Palo Alto, CA 94304
  2. 2 Lucille Packard
    300 Pasteur Dr # M116, Stanford, CA 94305

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Specialties*
Pediatric Surgery
Specialties*
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Education

Education

Medical Education
  • Duke University
    1994
Medical Education

Board Certifications

Board Certifications
  • Pediatric Surgery
Board Certifications
What’s a board certification and why is it important that my provider has one?

A board certification represents a provider’s dedication to ongoing training in one or more specialties, including the completion of intensive exams. While not all specialties have board certifications, if your provider does have one they’ve taken the extra step to master their specialty and to keep up with the latest advancements in their field.

Internship

Internship
  • Johns Hopkins University
    1995
Internship

Residency

Residency Hospital
  • Johns Hopkins University
    1997
Residency Hospital

Fellowship

Fellowship Hospital
  • Georgetown University Hospital
    2000
Fellowship Hospital
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New patients are generally accepted by Dr. Karl Sylvester, MD. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Sylvester's profile.

Dr. Karl Sylvester, MD is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital.

Yes, Dr. Karl Sylvester, MD holds board certification in Pediatric Surgery.

Hospital Affiliations

  • Good Samaritan Hospital

    2425 Samaritan Dr, San Jose, CA