Rock Ripple

Rock Ripple


Associate Dean, Clinical Medicine


Dr. Ripple developed and teaches courses in Patient Safety/Quality Improvement and Medical Humanities.

Dr. Ripple completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Washington, Seattle, and subsequently attended the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine. He completed his internship in Internal Medicine at Faulkner Hospital in Boston, followed by a proteoglycan biochemistry fellowship at the Schepens Eye Research Institute. He then returned to Faulkner Hospital to complete his Internal Medicine residency, followed by a fellowship in Clinical Immunology and Allergy at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Allergy and Immunology and the American Board of Internal Medicine. Upon completion of his training, he combined an academic practice at the Massachusetts General Hospital and private practice, before devoting himself to full time private practice.

He joined Saba University School of Medicine in 2015 to help educate the next generation of physicians. In addition to his administrative duties, advising and teaching duties, 
Dr. Ripple has a series of lectures for residents on Professionalism and Leadership.

Outside interests include swimming and organic gardening.

  • Leadership
  • Team building
  • Effective feedback technique
  • Learning theory
  • Quality improvement
  • Allergy/immunology clinical practice


  • BS Biology, University of Washington – magna cum laude 

  • Kacmarek, R. M., Ripple, R., Cockrill, B. A., Bloch, K. J., Zapol, W. M., & Johnson, D. C. (1996). Inhaled nitric oxide. A bronchodilator in mild asthmatics with methacholine-induced bronchospasm. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 153(1), 128–135. doi:10.1164/ajrccm.153.1.8542105  
  • Ripple RE, Lohr KM, Twining SS, Hyndiuk RA, Caya JC. (1986). Role of Leukocytes in Ocular Inflammation of Tyrosinemia II. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science; 27(6):926-931. PMID 3519521  
  • Wong, J.T., Ripple, R.E., MacLean, J.A., Marks, D.R., & Bloch,K.J. (1994). Vancomycin hypersensitivity: Synergism with narcotics and ″desensitization” by a rapid continuous intravenous protocol. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 94(2), 189–194. doi:10.1053/ai.1994.v94.a55251

  • Selected Recent Presentations: 2019 
  • Physician as Teacher: Effective Feedback 
  • Rochester Regional Medical Center, Grand Rounds 
  • Rochester, NY 
  • Brookdale Medical Center Pediatrics, & Psychiatry 
  • Brooklyn, NY 
  • Physician as Teacher: Self-Efficacy 
  • Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Surgery 
  • Brooklyn, NY 
  • Brookdale Medical Center, Pediatrics 
  • Interfaith Medical Center, Internal Medicine & Psychiatry 
  • Professionalism Series: Leadership 
  • Interfaith Medical Center, Grand Rounds 
  • Brooklyn, NY 
  • Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Surgery & OB/GYN 
  • Brooklyn, NY 
  • Brookdale Medical Center, Internal Medicine & Psychiatry 
  • Brooklyn, NY 


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