EDUCATION:  

Undergraduate:   University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, 1976-1979

   

Medical School:   University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Medicine, Omaha, NE, 1979-1983  -  Bachelor of Science & Doctor of Medicine, May 1983 

Transitional Residency, Scott & White Memorial Hospital, Texas A&M University, College of Medicine, Temple, TX, 1983-1984

   

Orthopaedic    

Residency:   Scott & White Memorial Hospital, Texas A&M University College of Medicine, Temple, TX, 1984-1988  -  Orthopaedic Surgery

   

ADVANCE TRAINING & FELLOWSHIPS: Fellowship in Spinal Surgery, July-December, 1988  -  Director: Dr. S. Henry LaRocca, New Orleans, LA 

Fellowship in Acute Spinal Injury Surgery, January-June 1989  -  Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, Midwest Regional Spinal Cord Unit, Director: Dr. Paul R. Meyer, MD 

Board Certified, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, 1991

Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Fellow, North American Spine Society, 1990

   

SPECIALIZED MEDICAL TRAINING:

Surgery of the Spine, Artificial Joint Replacement of the Knee & Hip

   

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND AFFILIATIONS:   Journal Publication: Ripa, et. al. Series of 93 Cervical Spine Injuries Treated with Anterior Spinal Plating. Spine, 1990.

   

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

North American Spine Society

American Medical Association

Nebraska Medical Association

Lancaster County Medical Society