Dr Bruce S. Trippe earned his medical degree from University of Maryland School of Medicine. His internship and residency were completed at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC. He completed a combined fellowship in endocrinology at the National Institute of Health and Washington Hospital Center, and then served as chief resident and clinical instructor in internal medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine. Dr Trippe is in private practice in Montgomery, Alabama, and a clinical researcher in diabetes, metabolic weight loss, growth hormone deficiency syndrome, and thyroid cancer research. In addition, he is a national lecturer on the topics of endocrinology and metabolism, and was one of the first lecturers on insulin resistance syndrome (Syndrome X). Dr Trippe is a consultant to major hospitals in South East Alabama, a resident tutor in endocrinology, and a founding member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. He has been in practice for over 35 years.