Dr Karina Harris completed a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery in 2002 at Kyrgyz State Medical Academy in Kyrgyzstan. In 2002 she undertook a specialisation Internship in Infectious Diseases at the
Republican Clinical Infectious Diseases Hospital, with academic oversight by the Kyrgyz State Medical Academy, Centre of Postgraduate Education, Kyrgyz Republic. After immigrating to Australia Dr Harris undertook further training in mental health, advanced life support and sexual and reproductive health. In 2017 she became a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Dr Harris is currently undertaking a course in dermatology.
Dr Harris began her medical career in 2002 as an intern and Resident Medical Officer at the Republican Clinical Infectious Diseases Hospital in Kyrgyz Republic, and then as a Medical Assistant at the American Charitable fund of Scientific Technology and Language. After immigrating to Australia in 2009, Dr Harris commenced an internship and registered medical officer role at Launceston General Hospital where her rotations included Surgery, Paediatrics, Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Emergency Medicine, Cardiology and GP Placement.
From August 2012 Dr Harris undertook her GP training at a number of practices including Wallis Street Medical Centre and Albert Street Medical Centre in NSW. This included providing acute care, on-call duties as well as medical care for residents of two local aged care facilities. In 2016 Dr Harris accepted a role as GP Registrar at AGPT Rural GP in Forster NSW with admission rights to Forster Private Hospital providing acute care, on-call duties as well as medical care for residents of two local aged care facilities.
After her experience working with residents as a GP trainee and registrar, Dr Harris wants to dedicate her career to working in aged care, and is excited about being part of the Aged Care Team and partnering with aged care facilities across Melbourne to improve the physical and emotional wellbeing of residents.
Dr Harris is fluent in Russian.