Karina Oliani – the world’s most accomplished Extreme Medic?
‘The Great White Shark shook its gills at me, and I knew I had to be careful as it was going to get a bit feisty’.
Karina Oliani, a Brazil-based expedition medic and Discovery Channel presenter, has one of the most varied and accomplished extreme medicine careers in the world with over 50 major expeditions under her belt. From cave diving, summiting Everest, Elbrus, Aconcagua and K2 and special forces jungle medicine training with Brazil’s elite units Karina has pretty much done it all!
In this episode, she is interviewed by WEM founder Mark Hannaford who first met during the World Extreme Medicine Conference at Harvard University Medical School. They talk about what it means to be an extreme medic, how to get started and the skills you’ll need to pick on your journey and why it makes you a better clinician.
‘Your so calm, everything is falling apart, and you look so serene, how do you do it?
Find out how in this fantastic interview!