Dr. John Karibo graduated from the University of Louisville with a B.A. degree in 1958, followed by a medical degree in 1963.
After completing his residency in Pediatrics at the University of Louisville and a fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Karibo began private practice in Allergy and Immunology in 1969.
Dr. Karibo is board certified in Pediatrics as well as Allergy and Immunology. He is active in local, state, and national medical associations, as well as the American Academy of Allergy and the American College of Allergy. He is a past president of the Kentucky Society of Allergy and Immunology, and has served on numerous medical as well as service organization committees.
Dr. Karibo has been a member of the Lousiville Rotary Socity for many years. He has served as Assistant Clinical Instructor of Pediatrics at the University of Louisville School of Medicine as well as Director and Assistant Professor of the Pediatric Allergy Section at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.
Dr. Karibo has also been Associate Clinic Professor and Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Louisville. Dr. Karibo served as director of the University of Louisville Allergy Training Program and was actively involved in the teaching of Medical Residents and Fellows in the specialty of Allergy.
He is now Emeritus Clinical Professor at U of L and was endowed a chair at U of L in Clinical Allergy and Immunology in 2002, with an annual lecture series in his name to commemorate this honor.
He has been active in the Kentucky Air National Guard, serving as Jet Instrument Instructor, Flight Commander, and Hospital Commander, followed by Assistant Adjutant General from 1980-1983. Dr. Karibo retired from active duty as Brigadier General in 1983.
Dr. Karibo and his wife, Norma, are the parents of three daughters and have eleven grandchildren.