Ben Lippe, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center. A specialist in transplant psychology, he provides psychological assessment and intervention with the psychiatry consult-liaison service. Dr. Lippe earned his doctoral degree in clinical psychology at UT Southwestern and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Southern Methodist University Counseling and Psychiatric Services. He also holds a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Abilene Christian University.

He joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2014 and serves on the Medical Center’s multidisciplinary pain management committee. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Southwestern Psychological Association, and the Dallas Psychological Association and serves on the membership committee of the Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers. In 2017, he earned the Outstanding Teacher Award from the UT Southwestern Clinical Psychology Program.


Medical School
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Undergraduate School
University of Texas at Austin (2005), Psychology
Other Post Graduate Training
Abilene Christian University (2007)
Graduate School
Abilene Christian University (2007), Clinical Psychology
Other Post Graduate Training
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2013)
Graduate School
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2013), Clinical Psychology
SMU Counseling and Psychiatric Services (2014), Psychology


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Comparative ability of the pain disability questionnaire in predicting health
Lippe B, Gatchel RJ, Noe C, et al. Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research 2016 21 2 63-81
Interdisciplinary chronic pain management
Gatchel RJ, McGeary DD, McGeary CA, Lippe B. American Psychologist 2014 69 2 119-130
Adjunctive risperidone treatment for antidepressant-resistant symptoms of chronic military service-related PTSD: a randomized trial.
Krystal JH, Rosenheck RA, Cramer JA, Vessicchio JC, Jones KM, Vertrees JE, Horney RA, Huang GD, Stock C, JAMA 2011 Aug 306 5 493-502

Honors & Awards

  • UTSW FOCUS Organization Outstanding Teacher Award
  • National Register of Health Service Psychologists Credentialing Scholarship
  • University of Texas at Arlington Best Biobehavioral Poster Presentation

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association (2011)
  • Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers (2019)
  • Dallas Psychological Association (2010)
  • National Register of Health Service Psychologists (2017)
  • Southwestern Psychological Association (2007)
  • Texas Psychological Association (2013)