Dr. Chipps received his medical degree from the University
of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston in 1972. He was a pediatric
resident for two years before serving in the Air Force at Ellsworth
AFB in South Dakota for two years as a general pediatrician. He
then completed a combined allergy and pulmonary fellowship at Johns
Hopkins and spent one year on the faculty in the pediatric respiratory
He has been in private practice in Sacramento since 1979. He is the medical director of respiratory therapy and the cystic fibrosis center at Sutter Medical Center in Sacramento. He is also the associate medical director of the Sutter Community Hospitals Sleep Laboratory which he established in 1984. He is board certified in pediatric pulmonology and allergy and clinical immunology. He is a member of all the major societies associated with respiratory medicine. He has served on the program committee for the American Thoracic Society and the AAAAI. He was an ARRD workshop coordinator from 1998 to 2001.
His special interests include clinical research and lecturing, which has been an increasing part of his practice in the last 10 years. He continues to try to contribute to the literature on a regular basis.
His current research projects are in developing protocols for the assessment and treatment of acute, severe asthma and working on the advisory committee of Genentech's Tenor study. We are investigating the factors associated with continued symptomatology and airflow limitation in severe persistent asthma.