Joint Replacement – Hip and Knee
Birmingham Hip Resurfacing
Dr. Ripa joined Nebraska Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine in 1989. He was born and raised in Wilber, Nebraska, and completed his undergraduate and medical training at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. He completed his residency at Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas, followed by a Fellowship in Spine Surgery in New Orleans, Louisiana and Acute Spinal Injury Surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Ripa has also received specialized training in Artificial Joint Replacement of the Knee & Hip, as well as in The Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System. Dr. Ripa’s practice encompasses Spine Care, general orthopaedics, and knee and hip replacement surgery.
Dr. Ripa is married and has two daughters. During the summer months, chances are you will find him on his John Deere tractor or Gator. You may also see him playing his trumpet at Wilber Czech Days which takes place each August in Wilber, Nebraska.
B.S. – University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1979
M.D. – University of Nebraska Medical Center, 1983
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, July 1991
POST GRADUATE TRAINING
Transitional Residency: Scott & White Memorial Hospital, Temple, Texas, 1983-1984
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: Scott & White Memorial Hospital, Temple, Texas, 1984-1988
Fellowship in Spinal Surgery: Elmwood Industrial Medical Center, Jefferson, Louisiana, 1988
Fellowship in Acute Spinal Injury Surgery: Northwestern Memorial, Chicago, Illinois, 1989