Rickquel P. Tripp, MD, MPH, CDR, USNR

  • Vice Chair of Diversity, Inclusion & Health Equity for Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
  • EMS Medical Director, Penn Hills, SouthEast Regional, Lower Valley and Foxwall
  • Emergency Department Attending Physician

Rickquel “Rickie” Tripp, MD MPH is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, EMS faculty, and Medical Director of 4 different EMS agencies: Penn Hills, Lower Valley, SouthEast Regional, and Foxwall. She is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medicine Services (EMS). She has chaired the Networking Committee of the Physician Inclusion Council of Pitt and UPMC (PICUP) since 2017 and now serves as the first Vice Chair of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion of UPMC Graduate Medical Education since 2020 and first Vice Chair Diversity, Health Equity, & Inclusion of Department of Emergency Medicine since 2021. She also is the Co-Chair of UPP EM D, E, & I Committee and previous Vice Chair of NAEMSP DEI Committee 2020-2022 . She has created and promoted many initiatives to include UPSTANDER training workshop; UPMC GME Townhalls addressing systemic racism & health disparities; Virtual URiM Recruitment Diversity Brunches, antiracism curriculum FOREM (Framework of Race Equity medicine), and creating a Department Diversity Champions list for better networking and communication. Dr. Tripp received the UPMC Award for Commitment and Excellence in Service (ACES) for her outstanding accomplishments and commitment in D, E, & I in 2019. She was raised in Upper St. Clair, PA and began her academic journey across the East coast and Midwest after high school. She completed her MD at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, MPH at Harvard School of Public Health, emergency medicine residency at the University of Chicago, and her EMS Fellowship at UPMC in 2017. In addition to Rikki being a Commander in the US Navy Reserves and her previous service as a flight surgeon while on active duty, she is an exceptional leader, mentor, and educator within the UPMC/Pitt community.

Education & Training

  • Fellowship, Emergency Medical Services, University of Pittsburgh, 2017
  • Residency, Emergency Medicine, University of Chicago Medical Center, 2016
  • MPH, Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 2008
  • MD, John Hopkins School of Medicine, 2008
  • BA, Mathematics, Bryn Mawr College, 2002