Dr. Lippe, Wilmington, NC | Carolina Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Specialists

Effective September 1, 2020 Dr. Lippe and David Fox, PA-C will be at Southeast Orthopedics in Whiteville exclusively.

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Craig N. Lippe, MD

Dr. Lippe is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint replacements of the hip and knee, including total knee replacement as well as total hip replacement. Fellowship-trained in adult reconstructive surgery, he performs total and partial joint replacements, as well as hip and knee revisions. He also performs minimally invasive surgery and computer-assisted techniques.

Dr. Lippe is a racing enthusiast and spends his free time driving and building cars in BMW Club Racing. He is married and has 4 children.


  • B.S., Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh, Summa Cum Laude, University Scholar
  • MD, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA 


  • Hamot Medical Center, Erie, PA


  • Adult Reconstruction, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Board Certification:

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Professional Memberships:

  • American Academy of Hip and Knee Surgeons, Fellow
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Fellow
  • Eastern Orthopedic Society
  • International Congress for Joint Replacement, Fellow
  • New Hanover/Pender County Medical Society
  • North Carolina Medical Society
  • North Carolina Orthopedic Society
  • Southern Orthopedic Association