Elizabeth Ripley, M.D., M.S.

Associate Chair for Faculty Development

Elizabeth Ripley, M.D.

Elizabeth (Betsy) B. D. Ripley, M.D., M.S., is the Associate Chair for Internal Medicine Faculty Development and the Executive Director of the Clinical Research Services of the VCU Center for Clinical and Translational Research. Dr. Ripley attended Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and graduated in 1986 with an AOA designation. She completed her Masters in Clinical Research and Biostatistics in 2004. She completed the AMA Ethics Fellowship in 2007. She joined the Division of Nephrology as a faculty member in 1991, after completing her Internal Medicine residency, Nephrology Fellowship and a year of Clinical Pharmacology at the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals of Virginia Commonwealth University. She has board certifications in Internal Medicine, Nephrology, and Clinical Pharmacology and is a Hypertension Expert. She is a Professor of Medicine and has been designated as an Eminent Scholar in Nephrology.

Her clinical work has focused on hypertension and CKD. She attends on Nephrology Consults and Dialysis and serves as a General Medicine Ward Attending. She enjoys teaching at all levels and to a wide variety of individuals. She participates as a faculty lecturer and small group leader for the Renal Course for M2’s. She also enjoys giving talks about Research Ethics and Scientific Integrity.

She became Associate Chair for Internal Medicine Faculty Development in July, 2011. She has become a strong advocate for our faculty and has helped developed programs specifically designed for the faculty. In addition to this role, she is currently the Executive Director of the Clinical Research Services of the VCU Center for Clinical and Translational Research. In this position she is responsible for managing and providing resources for investigators and their teams including study review and design, budgeting, coordination, nursing and dietary resources, facility and laboratory resources. Following her research interest in Research Ethics and Scientific Integrity, she also serves as the Senior Chair for VCU’s IRB and Vice Chair for Panel B.

Dr. Ripley’s research has included a K23 award from the NIDDK, several R21’s and an ARRA Challenge Grant. She is also currently funded on the VCU CTSA grant. Her most recent work has focused on questions in research ethics, responsible conduct of research training and mentoring and involvement of community members in research.

Contact Information

P.O. Box: 980160
Richmond, Virginia 23298
Phone: (804) 828-9682
Email: elizabeth.ripley@vcuhealth.org