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CURRICULUM VITAE

Karen L. Zorek MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Gastroenterology

OFFICE ADDRESS:
Children's Hospital
9000 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53226

EDUCATION:
09/1985 - 05/1989 BS, Cum Laude Knox College, Galesburg, IL
09/1989 - 05/1993 MD, Rush University Medical School, Chicago, IL

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING AND FELLOWSHIP APPOINTMENTS:
06/1993 - 06/1996 Resident - Pediatrics, Children's Wisconsin
07/1996 - 06/1997 Chief Resident, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Medical
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS:
08/1997 - 03/2017 Pediatrician, Aurora Health Care, Hartland, Wisconsin
03/2017 - Present Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of
Gastroenterology, Medical College of Wisconsin

ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
06/2020 - Present Provider, Enteral Feeding Program
09/2021 - Present Medical Advisor for Adolescent Bariatric Program
Children's Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Children's Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

HOSPITAL AND CLINICAL ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
06/1993 - 08/1993 Laboratory Research Technician, Rush University, Chicago, Illinois
08/1997 - 2008 Medical Staff Physician, General Pediatrics, Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
2008 - 03/2017 Medical Staff Physician, General Pediatrics
03/2017 - Present Medical Staff Physician, General Pediatrics
Aurora Medical Center, Summit, Wisconsin
Children's Wisconsin

HOSPITAL STAFF PRIVILEGES:
08/1997 - Present Children's Wisconsin, 9000 Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53226

SPECIALTY BOARDS AND CERTIFICATION:
Board Certified
Issue DateExpiration
American Board of Pediatrics
10/1997
12/2028
   
Licensure
Number Issue DateExpiration
Wisconsin License
35868
08/05/1994
10/31/2021
    

AWARDS AND HONORS:
2009 - 2016 Milwaukee Lifestyle Magazine, Best Doctors Edition

MEMBERSHIPS IN HONORARY AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
American Academy of Pediatrics Fellow

INVITED LECTURES/WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Local
11/2017 - Present
 
Regional
Zorek, K., Turner, T Bitong, J. (2020, March). General Nutrition Issues in Children. Best Practices. Wisconsin Dells, WI
Zorek, K., Ganz, J., Lavoie, J. (2022, January). Caring For Children Who Cannot Be Complete Oral Feeders: Tips for the Primary Care Provider. Connect with Children's Webinar. Milwaukee, WI
Zorek, K., (2018, March). Everything You Wanted to Know About Nutrition But Didn't Know Where to Look. Best Practices. Wisconsin Dells, WI
Zorek, K., Turner, T, Aldinger, M. (2020, October). Tips for the Primary Care Provider Regarding Growth, Nutrition, and Feeding. Connect with Children's Webinar. Milwaukee, WI
 

COMMITTEE SERVICE:
Hospital
2011 - 2014 Clinician- Patient Communication Facilitator
2015 - 2016 Community Physician Advisory Group Member
2018 - 2019 Milwaukee Campus Improvement Project Planning Committee
2020 - Present Enteral Feeding Program Operations Core Team Member
2020 - Present Pre GT consultative service
2020 - Present Bridle Task Force
2021 - Present Building Bridges
Aurora
Division of Gastroenterology
 

MEDICAL COLLEGE TEACHING ACTIVITIES:
Medical Student Education
2017 - Present Ongoing education in Nutrition clinic to rotating students
04/2019 - Present Pediatric physical exam instruction
10/2020 - 01/2021 Reading and providing feedback of history and physicals for Richard Walsh
Spring
Fall 2018
Spring 2018
Fall 2017: **** students, or student names
 
Resident and Fellow Education
06/2017 - Present Simulation Inpatient Pediatric Practice Standardized activities
11/2017 - Present SurfBOARD board review on nutrition
2017 - Present Ongoing education in Nutrition clinic to rotating residents
June 2018
June 2022
Fall 2017: **** students, or student names
Spring 2018
Fall 2018
March 2018
June 2017
Spring
 

EXTRAMURAL STUDENTS, FACULTY, RESIDENTS, AND CLINICAL/RESEARCH FELLOWS MENTORED:
Residents
2018 - 2019 Hannah, VanGalder, Advisor
2022 - Present Stojadinovic, Bonnie, Mentor
Advanced Practice Providers
2021 - 2022 Namarantha, Jan, Advisor
 

PROGRAMMATIC DEVELOPMENTS:
 
 
Clinical Programs
06/2020 - Present Centralize and coordinate needs for patients in need of enteral feeding (i.e. g-tube, bridle)
03/2022 - Present Clinical Pathway Development for g-tubes and bridle placement
Enteral Feeding Program
 
 

COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITIES:
2005 - 2017 Swallow School District Physician Advisor
2011 - Present Hartland Lakeside School District Physician Advisor