Patrick Tripp

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Patrick Tripp, M.D.

Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology
Department: Radiation Oncology

Contact information
Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center
3900 Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-823-5855
B.A. (Philosophy)
Fordham University, 1991.
M.D. (Medicine)
University of Texas at Houston Medical School, 2000.
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Selected Publications

Patrick Tripp: "The Color of Dust" The American Scholar. Sudip Bose (eds.). Phi Beta Kappa, Summer 2023 Notes: Narrative medicine piece explores fragmented clinical care, friendship, memory, neuroanatomy, medical decision-making.

Patrick Tripp: "Invisibility in Medicine" The Threepenny Review. Wendy Lesser (eds.). Threepenny Review,(171), Fall 2022 Notes: Narrative medicine story describes "invisible" parts of medicine, including microscopic cancer, memory, grief.

Patrick Tripp: "Never Take Hope from the Patient" The American Scholar. Robert Wilson (eds.). Phi Beta Kappa, Winter 2022, December 2021 Notes: narrative medicine piece explores medical decision-making in the context of limited medical evidence.

Patrick Tripp: "The Big One" The Threepenny Review. Wendy Lesser (eds.). issue 164, Winter 2021 Notes: Narrative medicine story of older patient with her third lung cancer, struggling with making hard decisions about her care.

Patrick Tripp, Joe Elia: Clinical Conversations: Talking with Veterans. New Engl J of Med, Journal Watch podcast, Clinical Conversations. Joe Elia (eds.). New England Journal of Medicine, Podcast 239, October 2019 Notes: Running Time: 18 minutes.

Tripp, P: "Clinical Conversations: Talking with Veterans" New England Journal of Medicine Clinical Conversations Podcast Oct 2019 Notes: Guest.

Patrick Tripp: "Diary" The London Review of Books. Mary-Kay Wilmers (2019); Jean McNicol and Alice Spawls (current) (eds.). 41(10), May 2019 Notes: Narrative medicine piece captures Vietnam veterans, almost 50 years later, now with cancer diagnosis, relating Vietnam experience to cancer.

Patrick Tripp: "We'll do everything we can" The American Scholar. Robert Wilson (eds.). Phi Beta Kappa Society, Winter 2018 Notes: Narrative medicine story traces the history of developments in radiation oncology, told through the story of a patient with advanced lung cancer.

Patrick Tripp: "I Need Science" The Threepenny Review. Wendy Lesser (eds.). Narrative medicine piece explores physician's struggle with communication when things go wrong, told through the story of a patient receiving radiation for esophagus cancer.(Issue 153), Spring 2018.

Ojerholm E, Van Arsdalen KN, Roses RE, Tripp P.: Initiative to reduce bone scans for low-risk prostate cancer patients: A quasi-experimental before-and-after study in a Veterans Affairs hospital. Adv Radiat Oncol 2(3): 416-419, Jul 2017 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.adro.2017.07.001.

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Last updated: 06/23/2023
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