About Dr. Kelly Karpa

Professional Education and Experience


  • Pharmacist
  • PhD in pharmacology
  • Instructor and Associate Professor, Penn State University College of Medicine
  • Director, Medical Pharmacology Instruction, Penn State University College of Medicine. 
  • Since serving as director of medical pharmacology instruction at PSUCOM, Karpa consistently receives teaching awards from the medical students
  • Author of more than 400 articles and publications
  • Author of two books, including Bacteria for Breakfast:  Probiotics for Good Health and Elsevier's Integrated Pharmacology
  • Speaker at numerous CME symposia for health care professionals
  • Speaker at numerous symposia for patients
  • Numerous radio and television guest appearances