Together with Dr. Selvyn Bleifer and the late Dr. Dan Bleifer, Dr. Karpman founded the Cardiovascular Medical Group of Southern California. He received his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco and completed internships and residencies at L.A. County General Hospital and the Beth Israel Hospital of Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Karpman has served as Chairman of the Board of the Western Cardiovascular Network, has served on the Board of Governors of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and founded Cardio-Dynamics Laboratories, Inc. the creators of the world’s first Holter 24 hour cardiac recording monitors. He is the author of several books, including “Your Second Life” and “Preventing Silent Heart Disease”, two books for lay people on heart disease and over 100 peer reviewed papers and presentations. He is an authority on the economics of health care delivery and managed care, and is a known master of all aspects of clinical and consultative cardiology.