Medical 05

Karl M. Green, MD

September 24, 1933 ~ August 30, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old


Dr. Karl Green passed away on August 30, 2023 in Randallstown, MD.  Born on September 24, 1933, in Westminster, he was the son of the late John Morris Green and Hazel Mathias Green.  He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Sue Harman Green.  Also survived by children Laura Marie Green of Traverse City, MI;  and Michael Harman Green and wife, Allison Price Green of Whitefish, MT; and grandchildren Samuel, Erin and Grace Petty; and Tristan, Kyle and Caitlin Green.

He was predeceased by siblings John, Robert and Russell Green.

Dr. Green was a graduate of Manchester High School, and the University of Maryland, College Park, where he received his bachelor's and medical degrees. He completed his internship and pediatric residency at University Hospital, Baltimore.  Dr. Green was board certified in pediatrics and also an allergy and immunology specialist.

He was a commissioned Captain in the US Air Force and served two years at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, TX. He was the first pediatrician to practice in  In Carroll County and served as the Chief of Pediatrics at Carroll County General Hospital (now Carroll Hospital), where he established the Department of Pediatrics, in addition to serving on various medical committees.  He was the Chairman for rubella, rubeola and swine flu immunizations for the State of Maryland and was a faculty staff member in the Department of Pediatrics at University Hospital in Baltimore.  He was a member of the American Medical Association, Medical and Chirurgical Society, Carroll County Medical Society, American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American College of Allergy and Immunology. In 1983, he created the Carroll County Children’s Fund, which provided financial assistance for medical expenses for underinsured and uninsured children in Carroll County.

Before retiring in July 1995, Dr. Green operated a private practice with Drs. Sherman Chang, MD; Charles Ashburn, MD; Michael Scobie, MD; and Sandra Wildisan, NP. 

He was a member of First United Presbyterian Church in Westminster.  He enjoyed volunteering, landscaping and growing and caring for bonsai trees.  He was a member of the Potomac Bonsai Association, Bonsai Clubs International and the American Bonsai Society.  He also helped to care for the bonsai collections at the United States National Arboretum in Washington, DC.

Expressions of sympathy may be made by contributions to the First United Presbyterian Church, 65 Washington Road, Westminster, MD 21157.

There will be no public visitation.

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