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Karen R. Canlas MD
Karen R. Canlas MD

Karen R. Canlas, MD

Primary Specialties:
  • Internal Medicine (Board Certified)
  • Gastroenterology (Board Certified)
  • Office Information

    Methodist Gastroenterology
    1305 North Elm Street
    Henderson, KY 42420
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  • About

    Physician Bio

    Karen R. Canlas, MD is a fellowship trained and board certified gastroenterologist. She has also completed an additional certified gastroenterology fellowship with specialized training in advanced endoscopy procedures including ERCP and EUS.

    Dr. Karen Canlas is the daughter of Dr. Noel D. Canlas and Mrs. Alicia R. Canlas of Henderson, KY. She attended Holy Name Grade School in Henderson, KY and graduated from Reitz Memorial High School in Evansville, IN. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Biology from Bellarmine College in Louisville, KY. In 2001, she earned her MD degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

    Dr. Canlas then completed her internal medicine residency at Indiana University in Indianapolis, Indiana. After finishing a year of fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of Louisville, she transferred to Duke University in Durham, NC. There, Dr. Canlas completed her general gastroenterology fellowship as well as an additional fellowship in advanced endoscopy and therapeutics.

    Upon completion of her training, Dr. Karen Canlas moved back to Henderson, KY with her husband, Dr. C. Brennan Fitzpatrick. They welcomed their first child, Elliott, in October 2009, and their second child, William Brennan "Will", in October, 2011.

    Dr. Karen Canlas is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in the specialty of Internal Medicine and the subspecialty of Gastroenterology. She is a member of ACG, ASGE, and KMA. Services offered include: office consultation, outpatient endoscopic procedures (including upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, ERCP and EUS) as well as inpatient consultation and management at Methodist Hospital in Henderson, KY.

  • Education


    University of Louisville
    Indiana University
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Internal Medicine
    Indiana University
    Indianapolis, Indiana

    Gastroenterology and Advanced Endoscopy
    University of Louisville
    Duke University
    American Board Internal Medicine-
    Subspeciality - Gastroenterology