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Michael A. Rippee, MD

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Associate Professor, Neurology

Director, Medical Director for the Center for Concussion Management, The University of Kansas Health System Center for Concussion Management

Professional Background

Michael Rippee, M.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

A sports neurologist, he specializes in neurologic injuries that occur during sports as well as treating athletes with chronic neurologic conditions. He believes in optimization of neurologic function to optimize athletic performance as well as maintaining life long brain health. His main area of clinical practice is treatment of concussion. He believes strongly in a multi-disciplinary, evidence-based approach to care.

Education and Training
  • MD, Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Residency, Neurology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
  • Clinical Fellowship, Vascular Neurology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas
Licensure, Accreditations & Certifications
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology - Diplomate of Neurology
  • Kansas State Board of Healing Arts
Professional Affiliations
  • American Society of Sports Neurology, Fellow, 2019 - Present
  • International Congress for Athlete Brain Health, Other, 2019 - Present
  • Brain Injury Association of Kansas & Greater Kansas City, Member, 2015 - Present
  • Catholic Medical Association, Member, 2013 - Present
  • Kansas Sports Concussion Partnership, Member, 2012 - Present
  • American Academy of Neurology, Member, 2007 - Present



Dr. Rippee's area of research interest is concussion. He has participated in studies looking at different aspects of concussion including diagnosis, imaging, and treatment. He collaborates with many colleagues to provide cutting edge clinical research.

Current Research and Grants
  • Ghrelin (OXE-103) for acute concussion management, Center for Concussion Management, Oxeia Biopharma, PI
  • Chen, Jamie, Kouts, Jill, Rippee, Michael, Lauer, Stephen, Smith, David, McDonald, Tracy, Kurylo, Monica, Filardi, Tanya. 2020. Developing a comprehensive, interdisciplinary concussion program. Health Services Insights, 13, 1-11.
  • Burghart, Mark, Harris, Janna., L, Rippee, Michael., A, Radel, Jeff. 2020. Exploring associations between cognitive performance and white matter fiber tract changes in individuals with persisting concussion symptoms
  • Ludwig, Rebecca, D'Silva, Linda, Vaduvathiriyan, Prasanna, Rippee, Michael., A, Siengsukon, Catherine. 2020. Sleep is associated with poorer recovery following concussion: a systematic review. PM&R, 12 (5), 500-511.
  • Rippee, Michael, Chen, Jamie, Taylor, Matthew. 2020. The Ketogenic Diet in the Treatment of Post-Concussion Syndrome – A Feasibility Study. Frontiers in Nutrition, 7 (160).