Dr. Charles Tripoli

Dr. Charles J. Tripoli is a native of Derry, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Derry High School in 1948, as class valedictorian. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Saint Vincent College, where he was on full academic scholarship. He graduated in 1952 and went on to the University of Pittsburgh Medical School earning his M.D. in 1955. He spent his residency at Saint Francis Hospital from 1955 to 1957.

Dr. Tripoli served in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps, active and reserve, from 1957 to 1968, earning the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He is a Eucharistic Minister at Immaculate Conception Parish, a member of the Knights of Columbus, 4th Degree, member of the Catholic Medical Association, and the Sewickley Senior Men’s Club.

His awards are many. Among them are Alumnus of Distinction Award, St. Vincent College, 1968; Italian-American Cultural and Heritage Association Award, 1984, 1992, 2001; Catholic Charities Hero of Healing Award, 2002; Pennsylvania Quality of Medical Care Award, 2001; American Heart Association Recognition, 2004; and the Pennsylvania Sportsmen’s Hall of Fame Humanitarian Award in 2007. He has served on medical missions to Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico and Honduras. On a recent rescue mission he brought a child from Amman, Jordan to the United Sates for life saving surgery. Tabby and her father stayed with the Tripoli’s for six months.

He and his wife Rita have seven sons, six daughters, and sixteen grandchildren.