John Pippen Jr. '77 August 25, 2023 1:59 PM updated: September 18, 2023 4:29 PM
Dr. John Eldred Pippen, Jr.
April 30, 1955 - July 13, 2023
Dr. John Eldred Pippen, age 68, passed away July 13, 2023 at his home in Dallas, Texas surrounded by his family.
John graduated from Scarborough High School in Houston before attending Texas A&M University, graduating in 1977. He then received a medical degree from UT Southwestern Medical School in 1982 and went on to complete a residency and fellowship in oncology at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. There, he met his wife Patty, and took up a position at the Sammons Cancer Center and Texas Oncology, where he served patients from 1995 until his retirement in 2021.
He is remembered as a wise and inspirational mentor by students at the Texas A&M School of Medicine, as well as interns and fellows at Baylor. His accomplishments as a clinician, researcher, and teacher are well-recognized by the audiences of his presentations in dozens of countries across a number of continents, readers of impactful publications in major medical journals, and as a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. His spirit of doing good, his passion for curing cancer, and his sense of adventure drew him to hospitals from Vietnam to Costa Rica.
John's family built a treasure trove of memories on journeys together, tagging along to far-flung locales from Lisbon to Hong Kong, on bikes around Europe, or in the bleachers of Kyle Field as well as the better portion of Major League ballparks across the US. When not with family, patients, or cheering crowds, he could usually be found in nature, fishing, watching birds, or in his garden.
John is survived by his wife, Patty, and two sons, Jack and Charlie.