Dr. Trapp was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and is a graduate of Creighton University.  He received his Doctorate of Medicine from the St. Louis University of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri in 1991.  Dr. Trapp completed his residency training and fellowship at the University of Iowa in 1997. He worked in South Dakota before moving to Nebraska in 1999 when he joined Nebraska Pulmonary Specialties, LLC.  

He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Critical Care Medicine, and is Certified by the American Board of Sleep Disorders. He is also a Fellow in the American College of Chest Physicians.

At the present time he serves as faculty physician for Family Practice Center and the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, and as a clinical instructor for the Physician Assistant program at Union College and the Respiratory Therapy program at Southeast Community College.

He has published a number of articles in the field of Pulmonary Medicine.