Dr. Brett J. Karlik, MD is an experienced and versatile ophthalmic surgeon who is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He was granted early acceptance into medical school after only three years of undergraduate training at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. Dr. Karlik completed medical school at the Drexel University College of Medicine, located in Philadelphia.
After completing a medical internship at the University of Pittsburgh (UPMC), Brett was accepted into the ophthalmology residency at Nassau University Medical Center, located in Long Island, New York. Here he served as Chief Surgeon for the Department of Ophthalmology.
During his training in New York, Dr. Karlik became proficient in the newest techniques of laser refractive surgery (LASIK/PRK) and micro-incision cataract surgery. He also developed proficiency with a variety of oculo-plastic procedures. These include lid repair, blepharoplasty, and Botox injection. He is competent and qualified to treat both retina and glaucoma disease by surgical and medical means. Furthermore he performs sight saving and emergent eye care related to accident, trauma, and job injury.
Dr. Karlik is medically licensed in the state of Pennsylvania and has operating privileges at Penn Highlands Elk Regional Medical Center, Bradford Regional Medical Center, and Elk Regional Ambulatory Surgery Center. Currently he is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and New York State Ophthalmologic Society. He has been Board certified for the past 5 years and has been a medical doctor for over 10 years.
Brett and his family currently reside in St. Marys, Pennsylvania. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends. Dr. Karlik welcomes challenging and difficult eye conditions at the Elk County Eye Clinic.