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John Lipka, MD

Dr. John Lipka, MD is an assistant professor and Discipline Chair of Surgery and Anatomy at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine Louisiana Campus.  He also serves as a team physician for the University of Louisiana Monroe. Dr. Lipka completed his BS in Electrical Engineering at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL followed by an MS in Biomedical Engineering at LA Tech, after which he worked as a research associate and biomedical engineer in an orthopedic biomechanics laboratory.  He then earned his medical degree at LSU Shreveport in 1992.  He interned at Charity Hospital of New Orleans – Tulane University and completed his residency in General Surgery at LSU-Shreveport in 1998 where he served as Chief Resident.  He has since practiced in several north Louisiana locations. Most recently before joining the VCOM-LA faculty he served on the medical staff at Glenwood Regional Medical Center in West Monroe, as Medical Director at Sterlington Rehabilitation Hospital in Bastrop, and as Medical Director/Supervising Physician in the Department of Sports Medicine at the University of Louisiana Monroe.