After an extensive career in the botanical garden and plant science world, Dr. Tripp is now an osteopathic physician joining the practice of Andrew M. Goldman, D.O. Dr. Tripp has always been dedicated to the study of nature, in her first career through the study of plants. Her scientific work included research on plant conservation and she has traveled the world studying and collecting plants in service to conservation work. Before her training as a physician, she received her B.S. and M.S. from Cornell University, and her Ph.D. from North Carolina State University. She completed her plant science post-doctoral work at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, and served as the Director of the Botanic Garden of Smith College, and Director of the New York Botanical Garden. Now she has completed her training as an osteopathic physician, graduating with her D.O. degree in 2011.
How did this change come about? In 2007, after thoughtful consideration, Dr. Tripp made the inspired decision to change her career and become an osteopathic physician. Her inspiration for this career change was the combination of learning about and experiencing osteopathic medicine as a patient of Andrew Goldman, D.O. and weekly volunteer with Hugh Ettlinger, D.O., St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, NY. The work of osteopathic medicine is extremely compelling to Dr. Tripp. The reward of caring for people by finding and supporting their health became a new calling for her and moved her to want to become an osteopathic physician.
Dr. Tripp graduated from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2011 with awards and recognition for her excellence and talents in osteopathic manipulative medicine. She completed her required post graduate osteopathic medical education in excellent standing at both Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, MA and St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, NY.