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Welcome to UCI Family Medicine Dr. Alex Kipp!

Dr. Alex Kipp
Dr. Alex Kipp

Please join us in welcoming new family physician faculty member Dr. Alex Kipp who joined us in October, 2020.

Dr. Kipp, based in Santa Ana, will lead Integrative Medicine (IM) and the Family Medicine-IM residency track.

We look forward to the contributions of our new faculty.  Thank you!

Cynthia Haq, MD

Alex Kipp, MD

Start Date: 10/1/20

Practice Site: FQHC-Santa Ana

Where did you grow up?

Denison, Iowa, a small farming community in SW Iowa.  

Medical School

Georgetown University


Swedish Cherry Hill, Seattle, WA


University of Arizona (Integrative Medicine)

Previous Practice

Northwest Permanente, Kaiser Permanente, Portland OR

Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center, Hillsboro, OR

Special Interests

Professional: medical ethics, chronic pain & substance abuse, international medicine, integrative medicine, prevention & wellness

Personal Interests:

Running, biking, yoga, hiking, skiing, rock climbing, reading, cooking, eating.  

Fun Fact about yourself:

I have 5 sisters, and no brothers  

Why did you choose UCI?

I was interested in working with residents and medical students in a supportive environment where I can practice and teach integrative medicine for people who need it the most.   

Future plans?

I don't believe in 5 year plans anymore, but the ideals I plan to embody for the near future are community, family, and adventure. 

Anything else you'd like to share about yourself?