Associate Professor Charlie Corke
MB BS, MRCP, FCICM, FJFICMI
Senior Intensive Care Specialist, University Hospital Geelong, VIC
President, College of Intensive Care Medicine
Charlie is one of Australia’s leading Intensive Care Specialists and is immediate past President of the College of Intensive Care of Australia and New Zealand.
Charlie undertook medical training at St Bartholomew’s hospital in London. He completed training as a physician and then trained as an anesthetist. Finally, he completed a third specialty program and commenced a career in intensive care.
After working in Hong Kong, Charlie came to Australia, initially working as Director of Intensive Care at the Repatriation Hospital in Melbourne. In 1991 he became Director of Intensive Care in Geelong. In 2008 he stepped down as Director to concentrate more on his diverse medical interests.
Charlie is regional clinical lead for the Advance Care Planning program and is the originator of the MyValues approach to advance care planning (www.myvalues.org.au).
He lectures widely on medical communication and end-of-life decision-making. Charlie was featured on the ABC in the film ‘In the End’ and is author of the book ‘Letting Go’