Farah Karipineni, M.D., MPH

Farah Karipineni, M.D., 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. She also earned a Master of Public Health from the University of Southern California and her bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley.

Dr. Karipineni is an assistant clinical professor at UCSF Fresno and is the only endocrine surgeon in the Central Valley. She is the only surgeon in the area who performs scarless thyroid surgery, minimally invasive parathyroid surgery, and high volume robotic adrenalectomies.

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 also fluent in Spanish.

Education and Certifications


Endocrine Surgery Fellowship – Johns Hopkins School of Medicine


General Surgery Residency – Albert Einstein Medical Center

Medical School

University of California, Irvine School of Medicine

Board Certification

Board certified in General Surgery