harvey karp

Dr. Harvey Karp is a nationally renowned pediatrician, child development specialist and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the USC School of Medicine. He completed medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in NYC, pediatric residency at Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles and fellowships in ambulatory pediatrics and child development at UCLA. In pediatric practice, for almost 30 years, Dr. Karp has taught thousands of parents, from working moms to superstars his insights for soothing colic, boosting infant sleep, reducing tantrums, promoting patience and making parents and children happy.

Dr. Karp’s work is translated into over 20 languages and is taught by thousands of specially trained educators in Happiest Baby classes. These popular classes are available in hospitals, clinics, teen parent programs, postpartum depression clinics, father support groups, military bases and child abuse prevention programs in hundreds of communities across North America…and around the world. No wonder the New York Times praised his work by proclaiming, “Roll over Dr. Spock!”

He has appeared numerous times on Dr. Oz, Good Morning America, Today Show, The View, The Early Show, CNN, ABC World News Tonight, and his work has been featured by the Associated Press, New York Times, Time, Newsweek, People Magazine, etc.

Beyond his expertise in child development, Dr. Karp is a passionate breastfeeding advocate and one of America’s leading advocates for protecting children from environment risks. He is a director of the Environmental Working Group and has served as a spokesperson for the NRDC and American Academy of Pediatrics; founding board member of Healthy Child/Healthy World and Mothers and Others for a Liveable Planet.

He travels extensively across America and around the world teaching health professionals, educators and parents how to successfully meet the needs of young children… and help them be happy!

Dr. Karp lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Nina.