Jeffery Karp

Dr Jeffery Karp is Professor of Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He has published more than 125 peer-reviewed papers, holds more than 100 patents and received more than 50 awards and honours. He has been singled out as one of the top innovators in the world (MIT's Technology Review magazine) and talks regularly about his work in the media around the world, notably CNN, BBC, Discovery, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, National Geographic, The Atlantic and The Guardian. By contrast, as a child, Karp's prospects were bleak: diagnosed in primary school with learning difficulties, he struggled to keep up and was side-lined into special education. With the determined support of his mother and, later, the one teacher who believed in him, he slowly built up a series of 'brain hijack' tools to tap into his own unique patterns of thought and behaviour, which eventually evolved into the seven brain ignition tools he still uses in his work and lab today. Karp lives in Brookline, Massachusetts, with his wife, son, daughter and two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. See also:

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