Director of virtual MEDCEN, Brooke Army Medical Center US Army
LTC Sean J. Hipp, M.D. received his B.S. in Biology from Georgetown University in 1996 and then his M.D. from Temple University School of Medicine in 2002. He completed a Pediatric residency at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 2005 with Pediatric board certification in the same year.
LTC Hipp was commissioned in the U.S. Army reserves in 2002 and then went active duty after residency in 2005. His first assignment was at the U.S. Army MEDDAC, Heidelberg, Germany as the Chief of Adolescent Medicine. In 2006 LTC Hipp became the Chief of Pediatrics at the same location in charge of the local inpatient pediatric ward as well as outlying clinics. He then was deployed to Afghanistan from May 2007 to April 2008 taking care of Soldiers and local nationals in the Himalayas.
Upon return from deployment in 2008 LTC Hipp transferred to the Washington, DC area and completed a fellowship in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in June 2011. During his time at Walter Reed he worked under the mentorship of Dr. Katherine Warren in the Pediatric Neuro-Oncology section of the National Cancer Institute. LTC Hipp’s area of focus is the imaging of pediatric brain tumors as well as the development of phase I therapeutic trials. He currently has an ongoing phase I trial for high grade brain tumors at the NCI and has been involved in several publications.
In July of 2011 LTC Hipp was transferred to the Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) in Texas working as a Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist. He was involved in resident graduate medical education (GME), direct patient care, and started a volunteer program extending homebound education in the hospital.
In June 2013 he was transferred to the Warrior Transition Battalion (WTB) at SAMMC. He served for 2 years as the Battalion Surgeon interfacing with Soldiers, Staff and the Hospital Command. Main duties were oversite of the Soldier Adaptive Reconditioning Program, Social Work Services, Rehabilitative Services and acted as the medical subject matter expert for the WTB Battalion Commander.
In June 2015 he returned to Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at BAMC to continue seeing patients and educating residents. He is currently the Associate Program Director of the Pediatric Residency Program, electronic medical record development and Pediatric clinical trials with the Children’s Oncology Group.
In July 2016 LTC Hipp started to work with Virtual Health/Telehealth to coordinate programs at BAMC. In the Fall 2016 BAMC competed to become the first Virtual Medical Center in the military to coordinate services across garrison and operational forces and it was awarded in March 2017. As the Director of the Virtual Medical Center he continues to develop