Dr. Chipps received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston in 1972. He was a pediatric resident for two years before serving in the Air Force at Ellsworth AFB in South Dakota for two years as a general pediatrician. He then completed a combined allergy and pulmonary fellowship at Johns Hopkins and spent one year on the faculty in the pediatric respiratory sciences division.
He has been in private practice in Sacramento since 1979. He is the medical director of respiratory therapy and the cystic fibrosis center at Sutter Medical Center in Sacramento. He is also the associate medical director of the Sutter Community Hospitals Sleep Laboratory which he established in 1984. He is board certified in pediatric pulmonology and allergy and clinical immunology. He is a member of all the major societies associated with respiratory medicine. He has served on the program committee for the American Thoracic Society and the AAAAI. He was an ARRD workshop coordinator from 1998 to 2001.
His special interests include clinical research and lecturing, which has been an increasing part of his practice in the last 10 years. He continues to try to contribute to the literature on a regular basis.
His current research projects are in developing protocols for the assessment and treatment of acute, severe asthma and working on the advisory committee of Genentech’s Tenor study. We are investigating the factors associated with continued symptomatology and airflow limitation in severe persistent asthma.
North Texas State University (1965-1968)
Dorm Counselor, Biology Laboratory Instructor, Talons (Men’s Service Club), Beta Beta Beta, Dean’s List
University of Texas Medical Branch 1968-1972, M.D.
NEN, Student American Medical Association, Texas Chairman, National Planning Committee for SMAM-MEMCO Project, Dean’s Curriculum Committee, Dean’s List.
Internship in Pediatrics at University of Texas Medical Branch (1972-1973)
Resident in Pediatrics at University of Texas Medical Branch (1973-1974)
Fellow in Pediatric Respiratory Diseases, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1976-1979)