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Not every doctor is cut out to work in Pediatrics. With tiny patients who are often unable to fully explain their ailments, it takes an especially patient and caring physician in addition to all of the other qualities that make for a great doctor. The number of doctors who excel at Emergency Pediatrics is even lower.

A Pediatric Emergency Room is full of worried and stressed parents, accompanying their precious children who can require immediate and life-saving care while also being treated with empathy and respect that is appropriate for their age.

And yet, there are doctors who seem to take on the responsibility with ease. Their demeanor is playful and relatable as they quickly assess a situation as it is developing, communicating with parents while keeping children as comfortable as possible.

Dr. Louis Hampers is one such doctor.

Who is Dr. Louis Hampers?

Dr. Hampers has been practicing medicine for almost three decades. The son of a famous Internal Medicine specialist, he knew from a young age that he would be pursuing a career in the medical field - but even he was surprised what specialty he would settle on.

From his first rotation in Pediatrics, Dr. Hampers found that he was uniquely suited for working with children. He was unconvinced that it was his calling in life and continued to learn about a variety of specialties before he settled on one for his career.

In order to receive the type of comprehensive, hands-on education that he was seeking, Dr. Hampers spent one year of his life in Africa, serving as a Medical Officer at a mission hospital in Kenya. The experience exposed him to conditions and treatment modalities that pushed him far past his limits, and that he would likely never encounter in the United States.

Dr. Hampers returned to the U.S. a changed man. He was fully ready to commit to Emergency Pediatrics as his specialty and immediately set off for Fellowship training at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, an academic medical center.

How Dr. Hampers Found Success in Pediatric Medicine

At the peak of his career, Dr. Louis Hampers was operating at the absolute highest levels of success. Thanks to his dual MD/MBA degree from the University of Pennsylvania and The Wharton School, he was able to serve in administrative roles as well as in clinical settings, research, and teaching. He embraced them all, concurrently.

During his Fellowship training in Chicago, he began conducting important medical research that has been cited hundreds of times and influenced hospital policies nationwide. He then moved on to the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Children’s Hospital of Colorado.

He joined the faculty at the School of Medicine and eventually became an Associate Professor, a position he held for more than a decade. At the Children’s Hospital, he was tapped as both Medical Director of the Emergency Department and Section Head of the Section of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, positions that he filled simultaneously.

In between his duties as a professor and medical director, as well as his personally fulfilling work doing research, Dr. Louis Hampers still made time to see patients in a clinical setting. He became well-known by his peers for putting his patients’ needs above his own, and often above those of his staff. He is intensely passionate about providing timely and comfortable care for all of his charges.

It is this unstoppable work ethic and intense passion to help children and families that guided Dr. Hampers to the peak of his career.

Dr. Hampers Research

Between 1998 and 2011, Dr. Louis Hampers authored and co-authored 34 publications. After his time in Kenya, he was especially interested in quantifying the effect that language barriers have on medicine. He has also conducted research on variations in physician practice patterns, urgent care, fast-track medicine, febrile seizures, tropical medicine, and substance abuse treatment.

Thanks in part to research conducted by Dr. Hampers, hospitals now provide interpreters much more often in a clinical setting, resulting in more satisfied patients, lower overall costs and shorter emergency room stays.

Throughout his illustrious career, Dr. Hampers was able to put his mark on every aspect of medicine. His clinical work saved lives and challenged him on a daily basis; his groundbreaking research has created a legacy of policy changes nationwide; as a professor, he influenced hundreds of students, and as an administrator, he showed an aptitude for leadership.

An inspiration to his colleagues, Dr. Louis Hampers has not only fulfilled his calling as an Emergency Pediatrician but has impacted the field for years to come.

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Updated: 28 Dec 2022, 05:16 PM IST
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