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Karissa Sanchez Traun

Karissa Sanchez Traun, MD

Specialties: Resident and Family Medicine
No Patient Experience Reviews – Why Not?

Gundersen Health System requires a minimum of 30 completed patient surveys in a 12-month period for each clinician before posting a clinician’s rating. Industry best practice is clear that more data provides a more accurate picture of the patient experience.

Main Location

  • La Crosse Campus

    1900 South Avenue La Crosse, WI 54601

    • Office Phone: (608) 775-2331


Personal Interests

Karissa Sanchez Traun grew up in Madison, WI and stayed in Madison to obtain her undergraduate degree in Spanish and medical degree at UW-Madison. She is fluent in Spanish and has a passion for working with underserved populations. She enjoys traveling and lived briefly in Nicaragua and backpacked through Central and South America. In her spare time, she is a dedicated mother and enjoys camping, hiking, biking and cross country skiing. 

Education and Training

Gundersen Medical Foundation

Published Works

  • Montes-Moreno S, Martinez N, Sanchez-Espiridion B, et al. miRNA expression in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma treated with chemoimmunotherapy. Blood. 2011;118(4):1034-1040. doi: 10.1182/blood-2010-11-321554
  • Chang JE, Seo S, Kim KM, et al. Rituximab and CHOP chemotherapy plus GM-CSF for previously untreated diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in the elderly: a Wisconsin oncology network study. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2010;10(5):379-384. doi: 10.3816/CLML.2010.n.071
  • Hoang T, Kim K, Merchant J, et al. Phase I/II study of gemcitabine and exisulind as second-line therapy in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer. J Thorac Oncol. 2006;1(3):218-225
  • Kahl BS, Go RS, Rodrigues G, et al. Phase II study of R-CHOP with GM-CSF cytokine support for elderly patients with untreated diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL): A Wisconsin Oncology Network study. J Clin Oncol. 2006;24(18S):Abstract 7566
  • Hartman DE, Sanchez A, McDonnell DE, Bouri AK. Dysphonia and dysphagia following anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion. J Med Speech-Lang Pathol. 2005;13(2):141-147
Love + Medicine

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