Dr Karthik Venkatesh is a medical doctor undergoing specialist training in Intensive Care Medicine through Royal North Shore Hospital. He completed his Bachelor of Medical Studies and Doctor of Medicine (Dist) at UNSW. His previous research interests include the coagulation profile in patients requiring extracorporeal membrane oxgenation (ECMO), which he conducted through St Vincent's Hospital, Darlinghurst. Karthik has joined the Kirby institute in 2021 as a Postgraduate Student under the supervision of Dr Sarah Sasson and A/Prof Anthony Delaney. His PhD is investigating the immunological basis of severe acute pancreatitis, as well as understanding the epidemiological burden and trends of the disease in Intensive Care Units in Australia.