Louis C. Tripoli, M.D.Dovel Advisory Board Member
Dr. Tripoli, a recently retired Rear Admiral in the United States Navy, brings a wealth of experience as a medical executive with decades of high-level experience in US government and private-sector medicine. He most recently completed an assignment as Command Surgeon for United States Indo-Pacific Command, the most senior medical executive overseeing health in the world’s largest and strategically most important Combatant Command, supervising health support for military operations and health protection for more than 355,000 service members. He revised and implemented the Pandemic and Emerging Infectious Disease Plan for the US Indo-Pacific Command Area of Responsibility while overseeing approval of $109 million in grants to develop effective countermeasures against COVID-19. Dr. Tripoli has held several prominent leadership positions in private and military medical establishments including Chief Medical Officer at Prominence Health, Reno NV; Officer in Charge of the Navy Expeditionary Medical Unit at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany; Medical Director, MedImpact Health Services, San Diego, CA; Chief Medical Officer of Correctional Medical Services, St. Louis, MO; and Senior Medical Officer, United States Navy Personnel Command, Millington, TN. He served in combat in Fallujah, Iraq, with the United States Marine Corps as a Medical and Public Health Officer.
Dr. Tripoli, board-certified in Internal Medicine and a member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, American College of Physicians, and other medical societies, continues to practice and teach residents and students at Tripler Army Medical Center, where he also conducts research on COVID-19. His nomination to the faculty of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences is currently pending final approval by the Board of Regents, and he remains an advisor on the Johns Hopkins Center for Biosecurity’s Multilateral Biosecurity Dialogue forum. Past academic appointments include the University of Pittsburgh, Johns Hopkins University, and St. Louis University Institute for Biosecurity. He is the author of several book chapters and scientific research articles and holds two recent U.S. patents for medication safety technology.
Dr. Tripoli’s military awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit; the Bronze Star (US Marines); the Meritorious Service Medal (one Army and three Navy awards); Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Fleet Marine Force Ribbon and others. He is a former Navy Times Sailor of the Year and recently received the Vice Admiral John T. Hayward Award for highest academic distinction at the Naval War College.
Dr. Tripoli received his bachelor’s degree at Harvard University, attended Medical School at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He has always been committed to serving those in need, addressing health disparities, and leveraging technology to make medical care safer and more accessible, and he is currently involved in digital health initiatives for veterans and people of the Pacific Islands.
In my extended experience witnessing the evolution of government and private sector IT systems, integration, capabilities, workflow compatibility, interoperability, adaptability, and security became progressively challenging over time as unanticipated design and technological shortfalls accumulated to create complexity. As I leave public service, I am thrilled to become an advisor to Dovel, dedicated to agile and innovative solutions for these challenges, which are of significant strategic and operational importance.