David Karli M.D.


Specialty: Pain Management

Contact Phone: (970) 476-1100

Languages: English

Education: University of Maryland School of Medicine

Residency: Harvard Medical School

  • Biography
Dr. Karli joined The Steadman Clinic in 2003 and specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation, spinal injection therapies and regenerative medicine. His expertise in interventional treatment of spinal and musculoskeletal disorders provides an additional dimension of expertise to The Steadman Clinic. Dr. Karli's clinical interest in regenerative medicine and the development of non-surgical interventions for a variety of conditions has led to the development of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP, Platelet Gel) and bone marrow stem cell injection therapy programs for patients with acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries. He continues to focus his research on autologous blood and novel regenerative therapies that hold great promise for the development of future treatment protocols for musculoskeletal and spine disorders.

Dr. Karli is a former collegiate athlete, who graduated with honors from Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania. Following medical school at the University of Maryland, he completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School, serving as chief resident in his final year. He subsequently joined the faculty at Harvard, and served as an attending physician with the Department of PM&R at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and as active staff at the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Mass General Hospital. While at Harvard, he created a successful outpatient practice, participated in the development of rehabilitation protocols for spinal disorders and formed clinical collaborations with orthopedic surgeon colleagues. Dr. Karli was instrumental in developing the first fluoroscopically guided spinal injection program at Spaulding.

A Diplomate of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dr. Karli is an active member of multiple professional societies, including the International Spinal Injection Society, the American Academy of PM&R and the Regenerative Medicine Organization. He has lectured and written on spinal and musculoskeletal topics, regenerative medicine and has contributed to a spine and sports medicine textbook.