Beth Ripley, MD PhD, is the Enterprise Lead for the VHA 3D Printing Network Initiative and Chair for the VHA 3D Printing Advisory Committee. Dr. Ripley collaborates with a talented and diverse group of physicians, orthotists, prosthetists, engineers, administrators and information technologists across the VA system who—together— are reimagining the meaning of individualized patient care through 3D printing. She is also the chair of the VHA 3D Printing Advisory Committee. This committee works to understand how patient-specific 3D printing can improve the safety and quality of diagnosis and interventions such as surgery and minimally invasive procedures, improve patient education, shared decision-making and informed consent, and improve how patients engage with their surroundings.
Dr. Ripley is a staff radiologist at the Seattle Division of the VA Puget Sound Health Care System, and an Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Art History from Stanford University and her MD and PhD in Neurosciences from University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. She completed radiology residency training and a cardiovascular imaging fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and a body imaging fellowship at the University of Washington.