Dr. Karen Purcell, MD, PhD

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Dr. Karen Purcell, MD, PhD is a board-certified physician and is the founder and director of CARE for the Bay Area.  Dr. Purcell graduated from Yale medical school and completed her fellowship training at the University of California, San Francisco.  She has over sixteen years of medical experience with a focus on fertility and endocrinology.  Her professional experience includes leading several medical research projects on complementary medicine and fertility, earning her award-winning recognition.


What makes Dr. Karen Purcell unique is her vast experience and her personal and warm style.  She is compassionate and deeply committed to each of her patients.


Honors and Awards

  • Endocrine Fellows Foundation Grant, University of California, San Francisco
  • NIH Reproductive Sciences Training Grant, University of California, San Francisco
  • PacRim Grant, University of California, San Francisco
  • Administrative Chief Resident, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Berlex Resident Teaching Award, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Wyeth-Ayerst Resident Reporter for ASRM, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Wyeth-Ayerst Resident Reporter for ACOG, University of California, Los Angeles