Central California Faculty Medical Group (CCFMG) and its University Centers of Excellence are now Inspire Health Medical Group.

Farah Karipineni, MD, MPH

Associate Professor, UCSF

Endocrine Surgery and General Surgery

Farah Karipineni, MD, MPH, is board certified in general surgery and fellowship trained in endocrine surgery.

She earned her medical degree from University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. Her residency in general surgery was completed at Albert Einstein Medical Center, and she completed her fellowship in endocrine surgery at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Dr. Karipineni is the only surgeon in the Central Valley who offers scarless thyroid surgery.

She is passionate about culturally sensitive care. She has been involved in global health initiatives, including the Malek Medical Clinic, which serves displaced Sudanese families, and the Educate Refugees Program, that provides refugees with scholarships for higher education in health care fields.

Dr. Karipineni has been published in journals including The American Surgeon, the International Journal of Surgery, and the Journal of Surgical Education.

She is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, and the Association of Women Surgeons.

Her hobbies include tennis, traveling, and colonial and post-colonial literature. She is fluent in Spanish.

Education and Training

  • Endocrine Surgery Fellowship – Johns Hopkins School of Medicine – Baltimore, MD
  • General Surgery Residency – Albert Einstein Medical Center – Philadelphia, PA
  • Doctor of Medicine – University of California, Irvine – Irvine, CA
  • Masters in Public Health – University of Southern California – Los Angeles, CA
  • Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program – Mills College – Oakland, CA
  • Bachelor of Arts – University of California, Berkeley – Berkeley, CA

Licensure & Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery – General Surgery Certification
  • California State Medical License

Department Affiliations