Dr. Karen Bauer is a Wound Certified Nurse Practitioner. She graduated with a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Toledo, an M.S. from the Ohio State University, and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from The University of Toledo. She has been practicing as a nurse practitioner for 15 years, with 13 of those years being in the field of wound management and 8 in vascular medicine. She currently practices at the University of Toledo Medical Center as well as multiple outreach sites encompassing ambulatory clinics, long-term care, and acute care centers.  Karen has developed and oversees a team of advanced practice providers as well as services within the wound and vascular fields.

She is certified as a wound specialist through the American Board of Wound Management and currently serves as both the Director of Wound Services at the University of Toledo in the Division of Vascular, Endovascular, and Wound Surgery, and the Program Director at the Fulton County Wound and Hyperbaric Center.  She served as the Consumer Board Member for the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care from 2016-2018, engaging in multiple committees and initiatives. She is a current nurse board member for the AAWC. She is also an Editorial Board Member for Wound Management and Prevention and Advances in Skin and Wound Care. Karen lectures regionally, nationally, and internationally. She is a published researcher. She loves dogs, food, and watching her daughter play soccer in her free time.