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Mark Piper was a respected Starfleet doctor for many years.

HistoryEdit

Piper was born in New England, North America on Earth, in 2191. As a child he took a keen interest in medicine and treating people, and eventually entered medical school in the 2210s. As well as spending his early life building a successful Starfleet career as a doctor, he also spent time raising a family. By 2265, Piper would have five children and fifteen grandchildren. (TOS novels: Traitor Winds, My Brother's Keeper: Constitution, and Captain's Peril)

In 2264, Piper came aboard the USS Enterprise as chief medical officer to replace Dr. Leonard McCoy, who had begun an extended leave of absence. Although Piper was about to retire at this point, he decided to postpone his retirement. (TOS novel: Strangers from the Sky)

During his one-year tenure aboard the Enterprise, the ship was assigned to divert deadly x-ray radiation that was being emitted from a rogue pulsar, and threatened to destroy the environment of the planet Mestiko. Despite a valiant attempt, the Enterprise's attempt failed and the environment was destroyed. Although there were many survivors from the disaster, who had escaped to underground bunkers, millions died and Piper was forced to watch. He admitted that after nearly 60 years as a doctor, he could not stand any more death and destruction, which hastened his decision to retire. (TOS - Mere Anarchy eBook: Things Fall Apart)

Following the Enterprise's mission to Delta Vega, Piper finally requested retirement, and Captain Kirk accepted. (TOS - My Brother's Keeper novel: Constitution)

During his long Starfleet career, Piper acquired many gifts and rewards from those that he had helped and treated. He was presented with a carving of a Baliba'an fertility goddess by some Oritixx traders after he treated them after their ship exploded; he was also awarded with a latinum honor medallion by the Hiinkans of Cerebus Prime, after he discovered a cure for the Hiinkan Plague. In the following years, the Hiinkan's would also name at least three medical centers in his honor. (TOS - My Brother's Keeper novel: Constitution)

By 2270, Piper was performing research at John Hopkins University in Baltimore. Piper was murdered there in December 2271 by Jim Leong, in an attempt to implicate Pavel Chekov, and spark an interstellar war with the Klingons and Romulans. (TOS novel: Traitor Winds)

ConnectionsEdit

Chief medical officers of the starships Enterprise
Enterprise (NX-01) Phlox NX01patch
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) Poole-AprilBoycePiperMcCoyChapel Enterprise med insignia
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) (alternate reality) PuriMcCoy 2250s alt sci badge
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) (other alternate realities) McCoyBoyceCarlottiM'Benga
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-A) McCoy Starfleet 2280s insignia
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-A) (alternate realities) Carlotti
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-B) MetcalfeMichaelsMcCoyMorell
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-C) CasadoSternAristide
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) CrusherPulaski Starfleet 2360s insignia
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) (alternate realities) Ogawa
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E) CrusherStevenson Starfleet 2370s insignia
ISS Enterprise (NX-01) Phlox TerranEmpire
ISS Enterprise (NCC-1701) BoyceMcCoyM'Benga
ISS Enterprise (ICC-1701-D) Crusher
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) senior staff
commanding officers C. RasmussenR. AprilPikeD. VlasidovichJ.T. KirkZarloStylesDeckerSpock first officers G.S. KirkShundreshSimonNumber OneSpockSonakDeckerSulu Ufp-emblem
Enterprise cmd insignia Enterprise 2270s cmd insignia
second officers MohindasSpockG. MitchellScott chief medical officers S. AprilBoyceMcCoy
chief engineers BrownellKursleyFourrierPitcairnGraceBarryBurnsteinScott security chiefs TuvalHardinGiottoTomsonChekovMatlockRichardson
science officers AllinskyDaviesSpockSonakDecker communications officers Van FleetDabischGarrisonNanoUhura
helmsmen FloridaFerraraMohindasG. MitchellSulu navigators TylerKelsoChekovIliaDiFalco
see also: administrative personnelcommunications personnelengineering personnelmedical personnelpilots & flight control personnelsecurity & tactical personnelsciences personnelunnamed
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) medical personnel
under Charles Rasmussen & Robert April S. Poole-AprilP. Boyce under Christopher Pike P. BoyceG. CarlottiCastelanoYang UFP 2260s Enterprise med insignia
under James T. Kirk
(first five-year mission)
R. AbramsM. AndrusTaurusC. BrentP. CarmenC. ChapelConnorsE. Cortejo AlvarezE. DehnerA. DickinsonA. EricksonA. FerraraHarrisonHinchC. IversJ. M'BengaL.H. McCoyH. NoelS. PetersonM. PiperR. RigelSanchezK. Tracy
subsequent missions under Kirk & Spock AmekentraL. BurkeC. ChapelDuaneT. KrejciLiftigL.H. McCoyH. TanzerWeinstein UFP 2271 Enterprise 2270s med insignia
see also: administrative personnelcommunications personnelengineering personnelpilots & flight control personnelsecurity & tactical personnelsciences personnelsenior staffunnamed

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 TOS comic: "Who's Who in Star Trek 2"

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