Patient Care Bio
Scott Tripler, MD, after completing a BA at Williams College in 1981, received his MD degree in 1985 from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. From 1985 to 1986 Dr. Tripler completed a transitional internship at the Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, New York, and served as a volunteer physician in Tanzania, Africa for five months. Dr. Tripler completed the University of Rochester Family Medicine Residency program in 1990 at Highland Hospital and practiced in the semi-rural setting of Palmyra/Macedon, New York for ten years, until he joined the fulltime faculty. In addition to practicing family medicine, Dr. Tripler was asked to provide medical services to Mobil Chemical Corporation in an occupational setting, as well as serve as a medical director for an agency that cares for individuals with developmental disabilities. During that time in Palmyra/Macedon, Dr. Tripler became actively involved in practice-based research (ASPN), as well as teaching medical students and nurse practitioners.
Upon joining the faculty at the University of Rochester in 2000, Scott started the Rochester Office – Based research Network (ROBN), and assumed the role of Director of Predoctoral Education, with responsibilities that included running the Family Medicine Clerkship, and co-directing the Ambulatory Clerkship (ACE) in the new "Double Helix" curriculum. In the summer of 2003, Dr. Tripler was selected as a Dean's Teaching Fellow, a program to develop "master educators" with an emphasis on "leadership skills in academic medicine".
His other areas of interest include evidence-based medicine, proper medication use, patient safety, and learning portfolios. Dr. Tripler has helped lead the local "Tar Wars" efforts, joining with medical students to promote a tobacco-free education program for 4th and 5th grade students. Dr. Tripler maintains his involvement in occupational medicine and care for the developmentally disabled, as well.