Physician biography

Daniel R. Ripa, M.D.


Dr. Daniel Ripa was born and raised in Wilber, Nebraska. He completed his undergraduate and medical training at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. He completed his residency at Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas, followed by a Fellowship in Spine Surgery in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Acute Spinal Injury Surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Ripa has also received specialized training in Artificial Joint Replacement of the Knee & Hip, as well as in The Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System.  Dr. Ripa’s practice encompasses Spine Care, general orthopaedics, and knee and hip replacement surgery.

Dr. Ripa is married and has two daughters. During the summer months, chances are you will find him on his John Deere tractor or Gator. You may also see him playing his trumpet at Wilber Czech Days which takes place each August in Wilber, Nebraska.


Spine Surgery
Joint Replacement – Hip and Knee
General Orthopaedics
Birmingham Hip Resurfacing


B.S. – University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1979

M.D. – University of Nebraska Medical Center, 1983

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Post Grad Training

Transitional Residency: Scott & White Memorial Hospital, Temple, Texas, 1983-1984

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: Scott & White Memorial Hospital, Temple, Texas, 1984-1988

Fellowship in Spinal Surgery: Elmwood Industrial Medical Center, Jefferson, Louisiana, 1988

Fellowship in Acute Spinal Injury Surgery: Northwestern Memorial, Chicago, Illinois, 1989

Clinical Team

Advanced Practice Provider: Nichole Walkinshaw, APRN
Primary Clinical Assistant: Brian P., RMA

North office – Lincoln

575 South 70th Street, Suite 200
Lincoln, NE 68510
Phone: (402) 436-2000

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