Scott A. Kripke, MD

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Practice Philosophy

I bring university residency and fellowship training and expertise to every patient I see. I believe each patient deserves the best possible and most compassionate care I can provide, in a comfortable and low stress environment.

Practice Name
Surgical Specialists, P.C.
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Locations and Appointments

Paoli Hospital, MOB 3, Suite 332
255 West Lancaster Avenue
Paoli, PA 19301
  • Phone: 610.647.3077
  • Fax: 610.993.0668
  • Accessibility: Public Transportation

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About Scott A. Kripke, MD

I am a native New Yorker. I graduated Scarsdale High School as valedictorian in 1976. I attended Harvard College, graduating cum laude in biochemistry after three years, and came to the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, graduating at age 24 in 1983. I remained at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for general surgical residency and research fellowship, finishing in 1990. I returned to New York for a pancreaticobiliary and surgical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and then came back to the Philadelphia area, specifically Paoli Hospital, in 1991, where I have remained.

I practice the full range of general surgery, including breast, hernia, colorectal, gallbladder and thyroid surgery. I take emergency room call and handle all acute care general surgical emergencies including appendicitis, diverticulitis, intestinal obstruction, acute cholecystitis, incarcerated hernia, splenic bleeding, etc. I perform laparoscopic procedures, both by hand and robotically.

I am married (31 years and counting) to Elana Kripke, MD, an internal medicine physician whose office is on the Paoli Hospital campus. We have four children, ranging in age from 9 to 25 (the youngest is adopted from Vietnam).

My hobbies include long distance running and jazz and rock drumming. I enjoy political, nonfiction science, as well as science fiction reading.

I am currently the President of Surgical Specialists, P.C., the premier surgical practice on the Main Line, comprising general, plastic, and vascular surgeons.

  • Language: English
Specialties Accepting New Patients
General Surgery Board certified since 1991
Surgical Oncology
Clinical Titles
  • Attending Surgeon


Medical school
  • University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

*Members of the Main Line Health medical staff are affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital. Membership on the medical staff of any of our hospitals does not constitute an employment or agency relationship.

Awards & Memberships

Current Membership & Activities
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Parenteral And Enteral Nutrition
  • Society for Surgical Oncology
  • Pennsylvania Medical Society
  • Chester County Medical Society

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