With great anticipation Breathe Life Healing Centers announces Steve Karp, D.O., FACN, as Chief Medical Officer.
Enormously skilled at treating patients struggling with eating disorders, substance use, and mental health needs, Dr. Karp brings an unmatched depth of experience and judgment to his work.
“This is a game changer for Breathe Life Healing Center. Dr. Karp brings an outstanding reputation as a nationally recognized leader in the field of addiction medicine and eating disorder treatment,” CEO Deb Hughes said.
Dr. Karp graduated Cum Laude from Delaware Valley College of Science and Agriculture, before going to medical school at the prestigious Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his internship in Philadelphia then continued with a residency in Psychiatry at Norristown State Hospital. Formerly Chief Medical Officer at Palm Beach Institute, Dr. Karp spent ten years directing psychiatry and medical care at Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders in Wickenburg, Arizona. Dr. Karp is a seasoned thought leader in the field of behavioral health and holds a sub-specialty in Addiction Psychiatry through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
“When my partner and CEO Deb Hughes and I envisioned creating world-class sub-acute trauma program, we had a one of a kind doctor in mind – Steve Karp. Deb and I had collaborated with Dr. Karp for many years, and while we got our dream pick in Breathe’s founding Clinical Director Kathleen Murphy, the timing wasn’t right for Dr. Karp then, and we would just have to wait. The time is now, and it’s perfect,” Founder Brad Lamm said.
Additionally, Dr. Karp will teach, talk and present on the road with Breathe Life Healing Centers’ Senior Leadership Team.