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

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
  • EMS Medical Director, Penn Hills, SouthEast Regional, Lower Valley and Foxwall
  • Emergency Department Attending Physician

Rickquel “Rikki” 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 has chaired the Networking Committee of the Physician Inclusion Council of Pitt and UPMC (PICUP) for 3 years and now serves as the first Vice Chair of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion of UPMC Graduate Medical Education. She also is the Co-Chair of UPP EM D, E, & I Committee and Vice Chair of NAEMSP D & I Task Force. She has created and promoted many initiatives to include “Meet & Greet UPMC” Night for over 250 medical students across the nation; a Town Hall addressing systemic racism & health disparities; URM Virtual Recruitment Diversity Brunches, and creating a Department Diversity Champions list for better networking and communication. Dr. Tripp became an UPMC ACES winner for her 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 emergency medicine residency at the University of Chicago and EMS Fellowship at UPMC in 2017. In addition to Rikki being a Lieutenant 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