Scott A. Kripke, MD

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I bring university residency and fellowship training and expertise to every patient I see. I believe each patient deserves the best possible and most compassionate care I can provide, in a comfortable and low stress environment.

Surgical Care, Surgical Oncology
Primary Practice:
Surgical Specialists, P.C.
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Surgical Oncology


Surgical Specialists, P.C.

255 West Lancaster Avenue
Paoli Hospital, Medical Office Building 3, Suite 332
Paoli, PA 19301

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Scott A. Kripke, MD

I am a native New Yorker. I graduated Scarsdale High School as valedictorian in 1976. I attended Harvard College, graduating cum laude in biochemistry after three years, and came to the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, graduating at age 24 in 1983. I remained at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for general surgical residency and research fellowship, finishing in 1990. I returned to New York for a pancreaticobiliary and surgical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and then came back to the Philadelphia area, specifically Paoli Hospital, in 1991, where I have remained. I practice the full range of general surgery, including breast, hernia, colorectal, gallbladder and thyroid surgery. I take emergency room call and handle all acute care general surgical emergencies including appendicitis, diverticulitis, intestinal obstruction, acute cholecystitis, incarcerated hernia, splenic bleeding, etc. I perform laparoscopic procedures, both by hand and robotically. I am married (31 years and counting) to Elana Kripke, MD, an internal medicine physician whose office is on the Paoli Hospital campus. We have four children, ranging in age from 9 to 25 (the youngest is adopted from Vietnam). My hobbies include long distance running and jazz and rock drumming. I enjoy political, nonfiction science, as well as science fiction reading. I am currently the President of Surgical Specialists, P.C., the premier surgical practice on the Main Line, comprising general, plastic, and vascular surgeons.


Education and Training


  • Medical School
    University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
  • Residency
    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Fellowship
    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Fellowship
    , Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Awards and Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Parenteral And Enteral Nutrition
  • Society for Surgical Oncology
  • Pennsylvania Medical Society
  • Chester County Medical Society

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