Dr. Karl C Golnik MD Ophthalmologist

Dr. Karl Golnik is an ophthalmologist in Cincinnati, Ohio and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Bethesda North Hospital and Christ Hospital. He received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 28 years. Dr. Golnik accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 45 doctors at Bethesda North Hospital and one of 60 at Christ Hospital who specialize in Ophthalmology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Ophthalmologist: General Ophthalmology, Neuro-Ophthalmology

Education & Medical Training

Greater Baltimore Medical Center
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1986–1987

University of Virginia
Residency, Ophthalmology, 1987–1990

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Class of 1986


Other Training, High School, 1978


Other Training, Chemistry, 1978–1982

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Ophthalmology
Certified in Ophthalmology

KY State Medical License
Active through 2013

OH State Medical License
Active through 2015

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Lifetime Resident Education Award, University of Cincinnati
2010

Special Tribute, International Council of Ophthalmology
2008

Resident Teaching Award, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Louisville
2008

Resident Teaching Award, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Louisville
2013

Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence, University of Cincinnati School of Medicine
2007

Senior Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology
2006

Straatsma Award
2006

Secretariat Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology
2005

Secretariat Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology
2011

Resident Teaching Award, Department of Neurology, University of Cincinnati
2001

Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology
1999

Best Doctors in Cincinnati
1998

Resident Teaching Award, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Cincinnati
1997

Resident Teaching Award, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Cincinnati
2001

Resident Teaching Award, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Cincinnati
2009

Best Doctors in America
1996

Pierre Jenkins Award, Medical University of South Carolina
1994

Travel Fellowship, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
1991

Fellow/Resident Award, North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
1989

Sigma XI, Scientific Fraternity
1982

Publications & Presentations

Cerebrospinal fluid diversion procedures in the treatment of patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension
Malik A, Golnik K 2014 1 1

Neuro-ophthalmology around the world
Golnik K 2013 12 1

Improvement from no light perception after orbital decompression for optic neuropathy
Devoto MH, Golnik K, Bernardini FP, Alencar VM 2013 11 1

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Anthem Blue Access PPO
  • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
  • AvMed Health Open Access
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Florida BlueCare HMO
  • BCBS Florida NetworkBlue
  • BCBS Florida Preferred Patient Care PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio SuperMed Plus
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Sagamore Health Plus
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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