Trent Tripple

Survivor, Father, Scientist



In a touching reflection on the fragility of our existence, Trent will question our ability to truly appreciate what life has offered. He should know, he’s faced his own mortality three times. And fortunately for his family, his patients and the world, he’s here to openly share that appreciation of his own.

About Trent:

Dr. Tipple was raised in rural Wabash County Indiana and completed his undergraduate studies in 1995 at Butler University in Indianapolis, IN.  In 2000, he graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and relocated to Columbus, OH where he completed a general pediatrics residency in 2003 and a fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine in 2006 at what was then Columbus Children’s Hospital.  Dr. Tipple joined the Section of Neonatology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in 2006 where he is currently an attending neonatologist and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.  In addition to his clinical duties, Dr. Tipple is a National Institutes of Health-funded basic scientist in the Center for Perinatal Research at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Tipple has twice received the “Gift of Life” through kidney transplantation; first in 1995 from a deceased donor named Sheila and most recently in August 2011 from his cousin Heidi.  He underwent successful treatment for brain lymphoma which has been in remission since 2009.  He is eternally grateful to his kidney donors, his family, the staff at both Indiana University Medical Center and The Ohio State University Medical Center and James Cancer Hospital, and the multitude of prayer warriors who have tirelessly interceded over the years on behalf of him and his family.

Dr. Tipple currently resides in Bexley, OH with his wife of 12 years, Jennifer, and their children, Nate, 10, and Sofia, 6.