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Dr. Hans F. Kipping, dermatologist, UB professor emeritus

Updated: 02/06/08 6:41 AM


Jan. 8, 1924 — Feb. 1, 2007

Dr. Hans F. Kipping, a dermatologist and University at Buffalo clinical professor emeritus, died unexpectedly Friday. He was 84.

Born in Chicago, he was the only child of German immigrants and attended Lafayette High School. He graduated from the University of Buffalo and, in 1947, from its Medical School.

Dr. Kipping served in the Army as a lieutenant during World War II and as a captain in the Air Force in the Korean War.

He did his residency in the 1950s in dermatology at E.J. Meyer Memorial Hospital — now Erie County Medical Center — and Buffalo General Hospital, then went on to private practice in Amherst.

In the early 1990s, the Medical School held a dinner in his honor for his work as a professor to UB’s dermatology residents.

He retired in 2006 and moved to Canterbury Woods in Amherst. He celebrated his Medical School class’ 60th reunion last year.

Dr. Kipping was a member of the American Academy of Dermatologists, the American Board of Dermatology and Dermatopathology and the Cutaneous Therapy Society. He was also a member of the International Wine and Food Society.

Dr. Kipping enjoyed ballroom dancing and received many first-place trophies in national competitions.

He was a member of Williamsville United Methodist Church and its chancel choir.

His wife of 45 years, Rosemary, died in 1993.

Survivors include a daughter, Susan Attea, and two sons, John and David.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Williamsville United Methodist Church, 5681 Main St.