Scott A. Kripke, MD, FACS

Meet Dr. Kripke

Dr. Scott Kripke joined the medical staff of the Paoli Hospital in July 1991 and has been an active member of the community since that time.  A graduate of Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Dr. Kripke received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine where he also completed a residency in general surgery.  With an interest in surgical oncology, Dr. Kripke completed a fellowship at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York on the gastric and mixed tumor service.  In addition to his clinical training, Dr. Kripke completed a two year research fellowship on nutrition and metabolism at the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Surgery.

Throughout his educational career, Dr. Kripke has been the recipient of several awards ,most recently being named a Top Doctor in surgery as published in Main Line Today.  A cum laude graduate from Harvard, Dr. Kripke was recognized for his superior academic achievement and contributions to healthcare while in medical school, and was awarded the Resident Teaching Award and Resident Research Award while at the University of Pennsylvania.  Additionally, Dr. Kripke has co-authored several papers and presented at several national and international conferences.

Dr. Kripke performs the full range of oncologic, general and acute care surgery, including abdominal, colorectal, hernia, breast, thyroid and melanoma surgery. He employs minimally invasive techniques when appropriate, and is particularly mindful of cosmetic as well as functional results.

Dr. Kripke, along with his colleagues, Dr. Robert Fried and Dr. Timothy Fox, are Surgical Specialists’ full time general surgery team at the Paoli Hospital. Drs. Kripke, Fox and Fried are also on the surgical service of Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville as well as on the Phoenixville Hospital general surgery service.


Brandywine, Paoli and Phoenixville


A. B.   Cum Laude, Harvard College, Boston, MA – 1979
M. D.   University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA – 1983

Post Graduate Training

General Surgery Residency:
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA – 1990

Research Fellow, Nutrition and Metabolism:
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania , Philadelphia, PA – 1986-1988

Surgical Oncology Fellowship:
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York City, NY -1991

Hospital Appointments

Attending Surgeon: The Brandywine Hospital
Attending Surgeon: The Bryn Mawr Hospital
Attending Surgeon: The Paoli Hospital
Attending Surgeon: The Phoenixville Hospital

Frequently Performed Procedures

Appendectomy/Appendix removal, Gall bladder, Colon and Rectal, Hernia, Ontological (cancer-related) surgery, Surgery of the spleen, Gastrointestinal surgery, Hemorrhoid removal, Advanced Laparoscopic, and other procedures.