Corey A. Siegel, MD, MS, has been named the Constantine and Joyce Hampers Professor at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Siegel, a professor of medicine and of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice at Geisel, serves as section chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and co-director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock.
A highly respected physician-researcher, Siegel joined the faculty of Dartmouth’s medical school in 2005 and has dedicated his career to improving treatment options and outcomes for patients with IBD.
“It's a pleasure to honor the contributions that Dr. Siegel has made to our academic medical center in his outstanding patient care, research activities, and teaching through this appointment to the Constantine and Joyce Hampers Professorship,” says Duane Compton, PhD, dean of the Geisel School of Medicine.
The Constantine and Joyce Hampers Professorship was established in 1990 by a gift from National Medical Care, Inc. Founded in 1968 by the nephrologist Constantine “Gus” Hampers, MD, and Edward Hager, the company grew to become the world’s largest provider of dialysis products and services, supporting millions of renal disease patients in the U.S. and beyond.
All three of Gus and Joyce Hampers’ sons are physicians and Dartmouth alumni—Louis Hampers, MD, DC ’87, Marcus Hampers, MD, DC ’89, who did his residency in internal medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, and Douglas Hampers, MD, MBA, DC ’92, MED ’97.
“I’m truly honored by this recognition,” says Siegel. “Gus Hampers was an incredibly innovative physician who transformed healthcare for patients with chronic disease. I’m inspired by his example and feel a strong sense of responsibility to continue to spread the good work that has been done here at Dartmouth and to use this professorship in ways that the Hampers family would be proud of.”
Siegel adds, “The fact that I know the Hampers family—Marcus was the very first fellow I worked with when I was here as an intern—makes the honor all the more special to me.”
The Hampers Professorship is designated for a faculty member whose work is noteworthy for its contribution to medical science and who has attained national distinction in academic medicine.
Siegel’s contributions to his field include bringing the concept of shared decision making to the care of IBD patients to help them understand and navigate the risk/benefit tradeoffs of treatments, creating a national quality of care collaborative for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, and being one of the first adopters of telemedicine services for patients with IBD living in rural locations. He is also the founder of the BRIDGe group, an international research collaborative of IBD investigators.
His work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, and The Leona M. and Harry B. Hemsley Charitable Trust for his work. Siegel has served as the co-chair of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation Professional Education Committee and is currently the co-chair of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation Quality of Care Program. He was inducted into the International Organization for the Study of IBD in 2013.
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