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Bernard Karnath, MD
Departments: Internal Medicine
Languages: English
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Dr. Bernard M. Karnath is Professor of General Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch.  His educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Texas A&M University in Kingsville, Texas, and a M.D. degree and residency/internship training from The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. He is the School of Medicine’s Co-Director of the Practice of Medicine Year 2 Course and the Co-Director of the Internal Medicine Clerkship. He also serves as senior electives course director for the Department of Internal Medicine. 

Dr. Karnath is involved in community service as a faculty volunteer and student mentor at the St. Vincent’s clinic.  The St. Vincent’s clinic is a UTMB student-run free clinic that serves the uninsured and underserved people of Galveston County. Dr. Karnath received the Most Dedicated Faculty Award for St. Vincent’s clinic in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. 

Dr. Karnath has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards. Some of these include the Golden Apple Award Pre-Clinical Professor for the School of Medicine in 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 and the Golden Apple Award Clinical Professor for the School of Medicine in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009.  Dr. Karnath has also been presented with the James W. Powers Memorial Award honoring a teacher of clinical services who, by his instruction and example, best exemplifies the practice of the art and science of medicine. Award presented at the School of Medicine commencement ceremony in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015 by the graduating class.  Dr. Karnath was inaugurated as a William Osler Scholar in the John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine in 2008, the highest honor bestowed onto a teaching faculty at UTMB. 

Dr. Karnath is a nationally recognized medical educator.  He was presented with the Herbert S. Waxman Award for Outstanding Medical Student Education by the American College of Physicians in 2013 San Francisco, California.  Shortly thereafter, Dr. Karnath was presented with the Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award in 2014 in Chicago, Illinois presented by the Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Society. 

Medical/Professional School:

University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, MD, 1994


Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 1995


Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 1997


American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

UTMB Health Internal Medicine - Galveston
400 Harborside Drive Suite 105-107
Galveston, TX 77555
Fax: (409) 747-7012

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excellent care!May 19,2017
I left *Dr. Karnath after 1 _____ - and came back as soon as I could. He is one of the best.Jun 16,2017
Dr. Karnath is a very knowledgeable and Intelligent physician, he is a Quintessential professional and practices evidenced based Medicine. He is compassionate, and takes his time with his patients.Jul 21,2017
The Doctor always listens, answers my emails promptly if I have any concerns, and shows concern for my well being.Jul 24,2017
Dr. Karnath is an excellent provider. I feel very comfortable with him & have already referred family members to request him as their provider. He is the best!Jan 26,2018
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