New emergency medicine specialist practicing at Massena, Potsdam hospitals
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 5:19 pm

POTSDAM – Board-certified emergency medicine Specialist Karl Unkenholz, MD, FACEP, has joined St. Lawrence Health System’s medical staff, and will be practicing at Canton-Potsdam Hospital and Massena Hospital.Unkenholz

Dr. Karl Unkenholz earned his medical degree at Rutgers University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ; conducted his Residency in Emergency Medicine at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY; and is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Additionally, he served as the Department Director and Associate Professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY.

“I am very excited to move my practice to the North Country and look forward to becoming a member of the local community. As a biology and science enthusiast, I appreciate and respect the farming and agriculture industry, and the unique healthcare needs that arise within a rural community. I look forward to helping North Country residents live healthy, safe, and fulfilling lives,” Dr. Unkenholz said.

“I enjoy all things related to the outdoors – skiing, fishing, biking, and hiking; and I hope to see you on the streams and trails,” he added, noting he will fit right in with the North Country lifestyle.

Dr. Unkenholz provides comprehensive care in all matters requiring immediate attention, including chest pain, stroke, and seizures. He also provides trauma care from motor vehicle and farming accidents, sports injuries, burns, allergic reactions, difficulty breathing, and especially during these challenging times, infectious diseases relating to the management of coronavirus illnesses.

He has a page on SLHS's website at

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