Karlie L. Zychowski (Haug), MD

General Surgery Resident

Karlie Haug hails from Rapid City, South Dakota. She graduated magna cum laude from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, with a bachelor of arts in environmental studies and a minor in biochemistry. She also played varsity soccer for Carleton all four years, captaining her senior season. After graduation, she moved to Boston and worked as a clinical research coordinator for the Jerome Lipper Multiple Myeloma Center at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. She received her MD from the University of Michigan Medical School, where she developed research interests in health disparities, resiliency, and surgical outcomes. She also completed a concentration in health policy as part of her coursework.

Dr. Haug began her training as an academic general surgeon at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in June, 2019. She now holds a position as a WiSOR fellow in the lab of Dr. Margaret “Gretchen” Schwarze. Current projects focus on pre-dialysis communication, shared decision making, and scenario planning. Karlie will gain experience in qualitative and quantitative research methods through these projects with Dr. Schwarze and collaborators in WiSOR. She also plans on completing a medical ethics fellowship during her time in lab.

Outside of the hospital, Karlie enjoys hiking, playing soccer, travelling, and spending time with friends, family, and her cat, Bartonella.



  • MD, University Of Michigan Medical School, 2019
  • BS, Environmental Studies (Magna Cum Laude), Carleton College, 2013


  • American College of Surgeons Resident Research Scholarship
  • Vascular Surgery T32
  • American Association for Thoracic Surgery Research Scholarship
  • Margaret B. Pittman-Hadley Endowed Scholar
  • South Dakota Davis-Bahcall Scholar