Dr. Kipps grew up in Santa Cruz, California and completed her medical degree at Harvard Medical School in 2003. After general pediatrics residency at Stanford, she completed pediatric cardiology fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital from 2006 to 2009. Having concentrated her final year of fellowship on echocardiography, she came west to practice at University of California, San Francisco until 2012. She was recruited back to Stanford in 2012 to become the medical director for acute care cardiology and she remained active in the echocardiography laboratory until 2016. In 2014 she co-founded the PAC³ network with Nicolas Madsen and co-directs this today. Her academic focus is in clinical effectiveness and quality improvement science, and she completed her Masters of Science in Epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health in 2016. Her other significant interest is in teaching; she co-directs the pediatric residency cardiology rotation at Stanford.