Professor of Surgery
Ingram Chair in Surgical Sciences
Director, Vanderbilt Transplant Center
Dr. Karp joined the Vanderbilt surgical faculty from the Harvard Medical School in Boston where he served as assistant professor of surgery, as well as Director of both the Pancreas Transplant Program and the Transplant Fellowship Training Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Before joining the Harvard faculty, Karp served as instructor and then assistant professor of Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
His clinical expertise encompasses liver, kidney and pancreas transplantation, vascular access and general surgery. He is currently the co-chairman of the Cell Transplant Committee of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS), and is co-chair of the American Transplant Congress organizing committee for 2012. In 2006, Dr. Karp was honored with the American Society of Transplant Surgeons Vanguard Prize.
• 1988 A.B. – Harvard College, Boston, MA
• 1989 A.M. – Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Boston, MA
• 1994 M.D. – Harvard-Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.)/Division of Health Sciences and Technology
• 1994-1997 – Resident, Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Mass.
• 1997-1999 – Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
• 1999-2000 – Resident, Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston
• 2000-2001 – Chief Resident, Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston
• 2001-2003 – Fellow in Transplantation, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md.
Dr. Karp’s research focuses on the biology of liver development and liver regeneration, applying this knowledge to liver renewal or replacement. He is currently funded by NIH and non-profit organizations.
Publications and Presentations
Dr. Karp’s research appears in such noted peer-reviewed journals as the American Journal of Transplantation and the Journal of Experimental Medicine. Review some of his published abstracts at PubMed.
Dr. Karp's CV is available in PDF format.