Biography


My specialty within Endocrinology is Metabolic Bone Disease, including both osteoporosis and hypoparathyroidism, as well as other conditions including hyper- and hyo-calcemia, hypercalciuria, Paget's Disease, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, hypophosphatasia, and other metabolic bone diseases, as well as diabetes and thyroid diseases.

Professional Summary


Professional Education
  • Medical Education: University of California San Diego School of Medicine (1980) CA
  • Residency: UCLA GME Office (1983) CA
  • Internship: UCLA GME Office (1981) CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (1983)
  • Fellowship: UCSF (1986) CA
  • Fellowship: UCLA Med Ctr - La (1985) CA

Specializing In

  • Abnormal Menses
  • Addison's Disease
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Adrenal Nodules
  • Amenorrhea
  • Bone Loss
  • Cholesterol Abnormalities
  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
  • Diabetes Eduction (Type II)
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Mellitus: Type 1
  • Diabetes Mellitus: Type 1 & 2
  • Diabetes Mellitus: Type 2
  • Diabetes Related to Cystic Fibrosis
  • Diabetes Related to Transplant
  • Early Menopause
  • General Endocrine Disorders
  • Goiter
  • Heart Transplant
  • High Androgen (Testosterone or Dheas) in a Female
  • Hirsutism
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Hyperglycemia-REI pts only
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism-Pregnancy
  • Hypocalcemia
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypogonadism (Female Only)
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypophosphosphatemia
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism Thyroiditis
  • Hypothyroidism-Pregnancy
  • Infertility
  • Insulinoma
  • Kidney Stones
  • Lack of Menses
  • Lipid Related Dx
  • Low Testosterone
  • Lung Transplant
  • Menopause
  • Metabolic Bone Disease
  • Metabolic Disorder
  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta
  • Osteomalacia
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian Insufficiency
  • Paget's Disease of the Bone
  • Parathyroid Abnormality
  • Parathyroid Adenoma
  • PCOS-REI Pts Only
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Premature Menopause
  • Pth Abnormal
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Disease In Pregnancy
  • Thyroid Disease-Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
  • Thyroiditis
  • Thyromegaly
  • Thyrotoxicosis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

Practice Locations


Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Diseases Clinic Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive, 1st Floor, Suite A175

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 721-1300

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Diabetes Care Program Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

211 Quarry Road

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-9000

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Endocrinology Clinic at Hoover Pavilion Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

211 Quarry Road, 2nd Floor, Suite 205

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 721-1300

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Endocrinology Clinic at Boswell Building Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive, 1st Floor, Suite A175

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 721-1300

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Patient Reviews

(34 reviews)

I wish every doctor was as caring and knowledgeable as Dr. Karpf. His staff is warm and helpful.
Dr. Karpf provides exceptional care and I appreciate how thorough he is when going over my bone scan results.
Superior care. Excellent communication skills & knowledge base.
Excellent.
Dr. Karpf is outstanding - very knowledgeable and incredibly thorough.
He was outstanding and spent extra time with us. Stanford is lucky to have him.
Very knowledgeable.
Dr. Karpf is an amazing doctor! The depth of his expertise i. e., beyond words! He cares a lot about his patients and is extremely generous with his time. Thank you!
He is the best in the field. Very knowledgable. I consider myself is very lucky to have Dr. Karpf to be my doctor.
Dr. Karpf is tops!
Dr. Karpf took so much time with me. I feel so fortunate to have found him through a friend who has him as her dr. for osteoporosis.
Dr. Karpf is the best. I am very happy to have him to be my doctor!!!
An excellent physician!
Dr. Karpf was thorough, VERY knowledgeable, and took enough time for a VERY thorough visit.
Dr. Karpf is very thorough and I appreciate how he takes the time to explain things to me. He also went out of his way to have my thyroid gland checked while I was there (I drive 2 1/2 hrs. to Stanford) for a possible biopsy.
Dr. Karpf is an amazing Doctor. Very intelligent and takes the time to explain his choices of medications and why. His therapies have reversed my osteoporosis!! I couldn't be happier with a doctor & care.
While I had several issues to discuss, the doctor spent 90% of the time going in-depth on his favorite topic.
He was just amazing! Clearly Dr. Karpf loves his work. It showed through in every moment.
The doctor was very informed and worth the wait for an appointment.
Dr. Karpf is a wealth of knowledge. He spent a ton of time with me making sure I understood my situation so I could made an informed decision re drug therapy. I have already recommend him to a friend who has an upcoming spot.
Excellent knowledge & sharing.
I was a little disappointed that Dr. Karpf hadn't reviewed my test results before my appointment. He also seemed a little confused in finding the results on the computer.
Dr. Karpf was amazing. Spent lots of time with me and thoroughly explained everything. A rare doctor today!
I was given thorough information about my condition and care. Dr. Karpf is a "teacher" involving me in a careful understanding and offering alternatives to consider. I really appreciated his ability to teach me about my health.
I feel very privileged to have Dr. Karpf as my care provider.
David Karpf is an asset to Stanford.
One of the best specialist I have EVER had!
Dr. Karpf it very thorough and I have recommended him to my friends with similar problems.
He was very attentive, thorough and gave me all the time as well as giving me instructions for follow-up. However, he never responded after I sent him what he asked me to send him.
He spent FOUR HOURS w/me! I am grateful.
Dr. Karpf is most knowledgeable and experienced, I trust him completely.
This doctor is the only one to explain the disease in detail consuming lots of time.
Dr. Karpf is excellent. I have total confidence in him and would recommend him highly.
Dr. Karpf should be the poster doctor for excellent patient care! He is informative without being full. He is caring without being over bearing. He inspires confidence without bragging. You can't ask for a better doctor.

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