Trent E. Tipple, MD
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

Title: Resilience and Gratitude in Medicine Life: Lessons (Re)Learned



Dr. Tipple is originally from a rural Indiana farming community, received his undergraduate education at Butler University and his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. After completing pediatric residency and neonatology fellowship at Columbus (now Nationwide) Children’s Hospital, Dr. Tipple was an Assistant Professor in the Division of Neonatology for 8 years. During this time, he developed a robust pulmonary and redox biology research program and identified a passion for mentoring and supporting others. In 2014, he was recruited to UAB as a Tenured Associate Professor and served as Director of the Neonatal Redox Biology Laboratory and Director of Faculty Development for the Division of Neonatology.


In September, 2019, Dr. Tipple was recruited to the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center where he currently serves as Professor and Chief of the Section of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and holds the Reba McEntire Endowed Chair in Neonatology. As a passionate educator, mentor, and clinician-scientist, Dr. Tipple is focused on fostering interdisciplinary collaborations that will define the long-term impacts of surviving as a prematurely born infant, ultimately leading to the development of targeted therapies to improve outcomes in this highly vulnerable population.


Dr. Tipple was a patient before he became a physician. He has survived renal failure at the age of 19, two extended periods of dialysis, CNS lymphoma in 2009, and has received two kidney transplants. These experiences have given him a profoundly unique perspective on resilience and gratitude in medicine and in life.