Dr. Harvey Karp is a pediatrician and child developmentalist and assistant professor at Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California.
He received his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed residency at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. He then performed a dual fellowship in Ambulatory Pediatrics and Child Development at UCLA. Following his training, he practiced general pediatrics for 25 years in Santa Monica, California.
His critically acclaimed parenting DVDs/books, The Happiest Baby on the Block, The Happiest Toddler on the Block and The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep are translated into over 20 languages and their popularity has made him America's most read pediatrician. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is also an authority on breastfeeding and children's environmental health, serving on the board of directors of the Environmental Working Group.
Thousands of Happiest Baby educators teach his baby calming/sleep techniques in hospitals, postpartum depression treatment clinics, child abuse prevention programs, military bases, etc. across the country and in over a dozen other nations. More than 1000 instructors work for departments of health of CO, CT, MA. MN, OK, PA, WY.
Dr. Karp serves on several advisory boards and has received numerous honors for his work. Scholastic Magazine listed among the “Top 10 Influencers on the American Family” and Sharecare named him one of the top Internet pediatric influencers. Lauding his work, the New York Times proclaimed, "Roll over Dr. Spock!"
Dr. Karp lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Nina. Their adult daughter lives in New York City.