Dr Karnik is a Senior Consultant Intensivist, Co-Supervisor of Intensive Care Training and Deputy Director of Intensive Care Services at Mater Health. He is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland.
Dr Karnik has extensive experience as a clinician and an educator in Australia, the United Kingdom (UK) and India. He has an MD in General Medicine, the European Diploma in Intensive Care Medicine and a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Ultrasound. He holds membership of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) of UK and Specialist Fellowships of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) and the College of Intensive Care Medicine (CICM). In addition he has a Graduate Certificate in Medical Education and is working towards a Master’s degree in Medical Education.
Dr Karnik was a long-serving fellowship examiner for CICM. He served on the CICM Board and was formerly the Chair of CICM’s Hospital Accreditation Committee from 2010 to 2012. He was also the Chair of the Australia and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) Queensland Regional Committee in 2006.
Dr Karnik is the Director and Convener of the Mater Basic Assessment and Support in Intensive Care (BASIC) Course and the Mater ICU Transition and Advanced Airway Skills Course. In addition he has been a faculty member for the Annual Australian Intensive Care Medicine Clinical Refresher Course, Indo-Australian Critical Care Training Program, Beyond BASIC Nephrology Course, Intensive Care Crisis Event Management Course and the Mater Critical Care Ultrasound and Echocardiography Course.
Dr Karnik has published a number of articles on a wide range of topics in Intensive Care Medicine and Medical Education. His work contributed to the improvement and refinement of Translaryngeal Tracheostomy technique.