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Patrick M. Tripp, MD Physician

Medical Director, Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center, Radiation Oncology Associate Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology

Dr. Tripp is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Radiation Oncology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Radiation Oncology, 2006

Clinical Expertise:

  • Brachytherapy
  • Conformal Radiation Therapy (CRT)
  • Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
  • MammoSite
  • Proton Therapy
  • Radioembolization
  • Stereotactic Radiation Therapy (SRT)
  • Total Body Irradiation

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Texas
Residency: Loyola University Medical Center
Residency: Roswell Park Cancer Institute


American College of Radiology (ACR), National American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), National Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG), National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Tripp is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Chester County Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Eric Ojerholm, MD, Diana Stripp, MD, Ronac Mamtani, MD, MSCE, Keith Van Arsdalen, MD, Patrick Tripp, MD: Angiosarcoma of the bladder following prostate radiotherapy The American Journal of Medicine : 2014.

J. Ryan Bagley, Daniel Lindsay, Patrick Tripp, Selim Firat: Performance Status and Comorbidities in Patients Treated with External Beam Radiation for Intermediate-Risk Prostate Cancer American Society for Therapeutic Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) 56th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, Septempber 14-17 : 2014.

Brinkerhoff BT, Choong NW, Massey BL, Gore GM, Firat S, Wong S, Campbell BH, Schapira RM, Visotcky AM, Tripp P: Diagnosis to Treatment Interval and Outcome in Patients with Locally-Advanced Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck in a Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Journal of Cancer Science and Therapy 4 (5): 111 - 115,2012.

Bedi M, Firat S, Semenenko VA, Schultz C, Tripp P, Byhardt R, Wang D: Elective Lymph Node Irradiation With Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy: Is Conventional Dose Fractionation Necessary? International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics 83 (1): e87,2012.

CA Lawton, S Shook, M Smith, P Tripp, AB Shah, A Martin, HE Kim, P Tai, A Nabid, LA Kachnik: RTOG Protocol 05-18: A Phase III Randomized Trial to Evaluate the Efficacy of Zometa for the Prevention of Osteoporosis and Associated Fractures in Patients Receiving Radiation Therapy (RT) and Long Term Lutenizing Hormone-releasing Hormone (LHRH) Agonist American Society for Therapeutic Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) 54th Annual Meeting, Boston, October 28-31 : 2012.

Tripp P, Kuettel M: Radiation Therapy for Cancer Pain Management. Cancer Pain: Pharmacologic, Interventional and Palliative Approaches : 465-480,2006.

Oh M, Avadhani J, Malhotra H, Cunningham B, Tripp P, Jaggernauth W, Podgorsak M: Accuracy of Clinical Dose Delivery in IOHDR Brachtherapy. American Association of Physicists in Medicine 47th Annual Meeting : 2005.

Tripp P, Malhotra HK, Javle M, Shaukat A, Russo R, DeBoer S, Podgorsak M, Nava H, Yang GY: Cardiac Function After Chemoradiation for Esophageal Cancer: Comparison of Heart Dose-Volume Histogram Parameters to Multiple Gated Acquisition Scan Changes. Diseases of the Esophagus 18 (6): 400-405,2005.

Yang GY, Wharton K, Wagner TD, Donohue K, Tripp P, Khaghany K, Tompson G, Martin J, Hare G, Jaggernaugh W: Pure Tubular Breast Carcinoma: A Study of Outcomes from 1971-2004. Proceedings of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 24 : 367,2005.

Tripp P, Malhotra HK, Gergel T, Russo R, DeBoer S, Podgorsak M, Jaggernauth W, Yang G: Risk of Cardiac Complications Following Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation for Esophageal Cancer. American Association for Cancer Research Meeting : 2004.

Academic Contact Info

Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center
3900 Woodland Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 823-5855
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)