Dr. Karen Goodwin is a surgeon who specializes in breast diseases. Her focus is on breast conservation using oncoplastic techniques, which aim to remove cancer while preserving breast appearance and function. She performs these techniques – including hidden scar methods and nipple-sparing mastectomies – with colleagues in reconstructive surgery.
In research, Goodwin is interested in how to reduce risk in women found to be at high risk for breast cancer.
Goodwin earned her medical degree from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. After completing a general surgery residency at MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center, she completed a fellowship in breast surgical oncology at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.
Goodwin is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons.
Outside of work, Goodwin enjoys hiking with her family, yoga, tennis, cooking, wine tasting and travel.
Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2008
MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center, General Surgery, 2013
MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Breast Surgical Oncology, 2014