Prof. Manoj Karmakar
MBBS,MD, FRCA, DA(UK), FHKCA, FHKAM(Anaesthesiology)


Director of Paediatric Anaesthesia
Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Honorary Consultant
Prince of Wales Hospital
Shatin, NT Hong Kong SAR



For details about citations arising from my publications and links to online versions of some of the publications, refer to: (Researcher ID:J-9370-2013)

  • Beh ZY, Osman A, Fathil S, Karmakar MK. Ultrasound guided interscalene brachial plexus block with low dose sedation - Technique of choice for reducing shoulder dislocation. Am J Emerg Med. 2018;36(4):717-8. 


  • Chang KV, Lin CP, Lin CS, Wu WT, Karmakar MK, Ozcakar L. Sonographic tracking of trunk nerves: essential for ultrasound-guided pain management and research. J Pain Res. 2017;10:79-88.
  • Karmakar MK, Samy W, Lee A, Li JW, Chan WC, Chen PP, Tsui BCH. Survival Analysis of Patients with Breast Cancer Undergoing a Modified Radical Mastectomy With or Without a Thoracic Paravertebral Block: a 5-Year Follow-up of a Randomized Controlled Trial. Anticancer Res. 2017;37(10):5813-20.
  • Li JW, Songthamwat B, Samy W, Sala-Blanch X, Karmakar MK. Ultrasound-Guided Costoclavicular Brachial Plexus Block Sonoanatomy, Technique, and Block Dynamics. Region Anesth Pain M. 2017;42(2):233-40.


  • Ho AMH, Karmakar MK, Ng SK, Wan S, Ng CSH, Wong RHL, Chan SKC, Joynt GM. Local anaesthetic toxicity after bilateral thoracic paravertebral block in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery. Anaesth Intens Care. 2016;44(5):615-9.


  • Ho AM, Holcomb JB, Ng CS, Zamora JE, Karmakar MK, Dion PW.   The traditional vs "1:1:1" approach debate on massive transfusion in trauma should not be treated as a dichotomy.   Am J Emerg Med 2015; 33(10); 1501-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2015.06.065.
  • Ho AM, Zamora JE, Holcomb JB, Ng CS, Karmakar MK, Dion PW.   The Many Faces of Survivor Bias in Observational Studies on Trauma Resuscitation Requiring Massive Transfusion.   Ann Emerg Med 2015; 66(1); 45-8. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2014.12.030.

  • Karmakar MK, Li JW, Kwok WH, Hadzic A.   Ultrasound-guided lumbar plexus block using a transverse scan through the lumbar intertransverse space: a prospective case series.   Reg Anesth Pain Med 2015; 40(1); 75-81. doi: 10.1097/AAP.0000000000000168.
  • Karmakar MK, Sala-Blanch X, Songthamwat B, Tsui BC.   Benefits of the costoclavicular space for ultrasound-guided infraclavicular brachial plexus block: description of a costoclavicular approach.   Reg Anesth Pain Med 2015; 40(3); 287-8. doi: 10.1097/AAP.0000000000000232.
  • Li X, Li JW, Ho AM, Karmakar MK.   Age-related differences in the quantitative echo texture of the median nerve.   J Ultrasound Med 2015; 34(5); 797-804. doi: 10.7863/ultra.34.5.797.
  • Sivashanmugam T, Ray S, Ravishankar M, Jaya V, Selvam E, Karmakar MK.   Randomized Comparison of Extrafascial Versus Subfascial Injection of Local Anesthetic During Ultrasound-Guided Supraclavicular Brachial Plexus Block.   Reg Anesth Pain Med 2015; 40(4); 337-43. doi: 10.1097/AAP.0000000000000264.
  1. Karmakar MK, Samy W, Li JW, Lee A, Chan WC, Chen PP, Ho AM. "Thoracic paravertebral block and its effects on chronic pain and health-related quality of life after modified radical mastectomy." Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2014 Jul-Aug. 289-298

  2. Karmakar MK, Shariat AN, Pangthipampai P, Chen J. "Reply to Drs Wolf and Gray." Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2014 May-Jun. 261-262 

  3. Marhofer D, Karmakar MK, Marhofer P, Kettner SC, Weber M, Zeitlinger M. "Does circumferential spread of local anaesthetic improve the success of peripheral nerve block?" Br J Anaesth. 2014 Jul. 177-185

  4. KWOK WH and KARMAKAR MK.  "Fusions dimages (echo-TDM et echo-IRM)".  Echographie En Anesthesie Regionale Peripherique, Medullaire Et Perimedullaire ed. by Eryk EISENBERG, Elisabeth GAERTNER. 2 ed. pp.60-70. France: ARNETTE, 2014.

  5. KARMAKAR MK. ed.  Musculoskeletal Ultrasound for Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine.  vol.1 427 pgs. Hong Kong SAR: Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2014.