Elana Nudel Kripke, MD

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

At Main Line Internal Medicine, my team and I are devoted to providing compassionate, personalized healthcare in a warm and supportive setting, a true medical home. We are a concierge style practice that focuses on wellness and health maintenance, and aggressively treats acute illness as well as chronic conditions. My staff and I coordinate tests and procedures and expedite specialist appointments. I am available to each patient during and after hours. I visit my patients if they are admitted to Paoli Hospital and facilitate follow up after discharge.

I am a university trained Internal Medicine specialist with over 20 years of clinical experience in primary care. I have practiced medicine at large urban academic centers and community hospitals. I established my current practice in 2000, and have developed strong relationships with a select group of medical and surgical specialists both within and outside the Main Line Health system. Now, with my MDVIP affiliation, we will have a national specialist network available to us as well.

I bring experience, expertise, compassion, humor and a certain amount of tenacity to bear when I approach patient care. I have found that meaningful conversation with my patients is as important as a blood test or x-ray. I want to know about diet, sleep and exercise habits, relationships, concerns and joys. I base a patient’s health plan or prescription on a synthesis of the personal and the technological data. In short, I treat my patients as members of my family. I believe this approach is the key to effective healthcare.

Physician Profile


University of Pennsylvania, Annenburg School of Communications
Philadelphia, PA
Bachelor of Arts, Communications 1984
Magna Cum Laude
Medical School
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
Doctorate of Medicine 1989
Pennsylvania Hospital
Philadelphia, PA
The New York Hospital, Cornell Medicine Center
New York, NY
Internal Medicine 1990-1992



Professional Society Memberships

American College of Physicians

Professional Affiliations and Appointments

Founder and Chair, MCP Domestic Violence Community Project 1995-2000
Clinical Advisor for Medical Students 1995-2000
Resource Module Coordinator, Domestic Violence Training Program for Integrated Learning, Allegheny University Hospitals, MCP 1995-2000

Hospital Affiliations

Paoli Hospital

Honors and Awards

Fellow, Faculty Development Award, Bureau of Health Professions Services Administration 1995-1997
Mary DeWitt Petit Fellowship Grant, Educational Domestic Violence Research Project 1996-1998

Speaker Bureaus

Lectures to medical students and medical residents on topics i.e. headaches, somatization, weight loss and Domestic Violence 1992-2000


English and Hebrew


Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine

Patient Testimonials

  • Member: Paula

    medicine is an art as well as a science. for many physicians it is a science only and they treat illness and disease but few, due ...

  • Member: Bruce and Norma

    From our first appointment with Dr. Kripke,16 years ago, we have found her kindness, compassion, caring and support (not to mentio...

  • Member: Ernest

    Elana Kripke is one of the top three reasons why I haven't moved to Florida permanently! I cannot imagine finding another doctor w...