Dr Dharshi Karalapillai

MBBS (Melbourne), FANZCA, FCICM,

Dr Dharshi Karalapillai is a dual trained anaesthetist and Intensive care physician. He is a Staff Intensivist and a Visiting Anaesthetist at Austin Health. His interests include the perioperative management of the critically ill surgical patient and perioperative echocardiography.

He has previously completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Perioperative Ultrasound at the University of Melbourne, the National Board of Echocardiography Advanced PTEeXAM and is currently completing a Diploma of Diagnostic Ultrasound. His research interests include perioperative ventilation and respiratory management, has he been the principle investigator of numerous clinical trials.

He is a current recipient of a major ANZCA research grant and is a previous recipient of the Boots Young Investigator award and the ASA Kevin MacCaul prize. He is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Melbourne on perioperative respiratory care, is a current Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists fellowship examiner and an instructor at the NATCAT and ANZSAC and ACE airway courses.