Louis Hampers, MD, MBA is a pediatrician living in Centennial, CO. He was born in Boston, MA and attended Dartmouth College. He received dual degrees in Medicine and Business Administration from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and The Wharton School. He completed residency training in Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and sub-specialty training in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
From 1995-1996 he worked as a Medical Officer at the Presbyterian Church of East Africa Chogoria Hospital in Kenya. Following his sub-specialty training in Chicago, he joined the faculty at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, eventually becoming an Associate Professor in 2007. His responsibilities included roles as the Medical Director of the Emergency Department at the Children’s Hospital of Colorado and Section Head of the Section of Pediatric Emergency Medicine. During the COVID epidemic, he donated his time to ZipClinic.
His research foci include language barriers in medicine, variation in physician practice patterns, urgent care and fast track medicine, febrile seizures, tropical medicine and substance abuse treatment.
He has been in recovery from drugs and alcohol for 12 years. He speaks annually to the second-year medical students at the University of Colorado School of Medicine about the dangers of addiction in healthcare providers. He is also active in 12-step work in the Denver area.