Dr. Pipas is author of A Doctor’s Dozen: 12 Strategies for Personal Health and a Culture of Wellness. Her book delivers the perfect framework for a wellness curriculum for Health Professionals –and Everyone Else! Dr. Pipas is committed to improved health nationally and internationally and provides training across professions to promote healthy individuals and healthy organizations. Her vision is for Healthy Individuals Contributing to Healthy Communities.


Dr. Pipas is a Professor in Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth’s School of Medicine. Over the last 25 years, she has maintained a clinical practice at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and has served as Assistant Dean, Vice Chair, Chief Clinical Officer, and Director of the Office of Community-Based Education and Research and Director of Dartmouth’s Regional Primary Care Center. She has been recognized as a leader in education, research and clinical care with awards including: 2017 and 2018 New Hampshire Top Doctor, Dartmouth Medical School Master Educator, Clinical Teacher of the Year, Humanism in Medicine and AOA Honor Society.

She received her medical degree at Jefferson Medical College, and completed residency at Medical University of South Carolina, Faculty Development Fellowship at UNC- Chapel Hill and an MPH at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. Dr. Pipas contributes to the development of undergraduate and medical students, nurses, resident, faculty and community members across the institution and regionally. She teaches Experiential Public Health and The Culture, Science and Practice of Wellness course at Dartmouth College, directs Dartmouth’s Leadership and Culture of Wellness Curriculum and teaches Applied Leadership for the Leadership Preventive Medicine Residency at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.

Dr. Pipas serves on the Board of Directors for the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, the Board of Trustees of Kimball Union Academy, and the Administrative Board of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Council of Faculty and Academic Societies and Leads the Family Medicine Education Consortium Culture of Wellness Collaborative. She is Past President of the New Hampshire Academy of Science, Founding Faculty for STFM’s Medical Student Educators Development Institute and has served on the NH Board of Medicine, and contributed to the STFM Leading Change Course and the AAMC National LEAD Certificate Program.


Dr. Pipas speaks, consults and collaborates globally and has the following areas of interest and expertise:

Personal Health and Wellness

  • Personal Wellness and Improvement Strategies

  • Performance Training to Minimize Burnout and Promote Resilience

  • Behavioral Modification and Motivational Interviewing

  • Development and Implementation of Personal Health Improvement Plans

  • Disease Prevention and Health Promotion across Age and Gender

  • Mental Health Topics: Depression and Anxiety Management

  • Women’s Health Topics: Sexually Transmitted Illnesses

  • Dermatological Topics: Common Benign and Malignant lesions

Personal and Professional Leadership Development

  • Self Awareness and Self Assessment for Effective Leadership

  • Communication and Negotiation skills

  • Self Reflection and Emotional Intelligence

  • Time Management and Effective Decision Making

  • Strategic Planning and the Role of a Shared Vision

  • Development of a Resume that Tells Your Story

  • Project Implementation; Planning and Execution of Change

Team and Systems Improvement

  • Team Development, Assessment and Performance

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Observation and Feedback

  • Team based Learning and Evidence-Based Practice

  • Quality Improvement Curriculum Development and Mentoring

  • Developing and Implementation of Actionable Team Improvement Plans

  • Leading Change applied at the Individual, Systems and Population Health Levels.

Community Engagement, Public Health and Population Health

  • Principles and Practice of Collaborative Public Health

  • The Determinants of Health and the Impact on Population Health

  • Experiential Service Learning

  • Community Needs assessment and Outcomes Determination

  • Developing and Implementing Public Health Interventions

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