Lindsay A. Hampson, MD completed her residency here at UCSF Urology, finishing her successful training in 2015. After completing a one-year fellowship in Genitourinary Reconstruction & Trauma at the University of Washington in Seattle under the guidance of Drs. Hunter Wessells and Bryan Voelzke, UCSF Urology recruited her to return as faculty.
“I always hoped to be able to come back to UCSF as a faculty member,” says Dr. Hampson. “Dr. Carroll and the department provided me with tremendous support, education, training, and mentorship during residency. It was only after leaving UCSF that I could fully appreciate the exceptional opportunity I had by being trained here. Beyond the chance to join an outstanding faculty at a leading institution and department, coming back to UCSF Department of Urology feels like coming home and rejoining a family.”
Dr. Hampson is more than well-suited for the challenges ahead. For medical school, she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society at the University of Michigan Medical School on a full academic scholarship as a Dean's Scholar. During her residency, she earned an Excellence and Innovation in Graduate Medical Education award. She also undertook a research fellowship at the UCSF Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies and concurrently earned a certificate in Advanced Training in Clinical Research from the UCSF Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics.
She will begin her research utilizing a KURe grant, providing funds for outcomes research focusing on financial incentives in healthcare, improving value and quality in healthcare, and adult and transitional genitourinary reconstruction. She was drawn to reconstruction as a specialty “because,” she states, “of the ability to improve patients' quality of life, and the creativity that it requires in the operating room.” Her early influencers in reconstruction include a special nod to Dr. Jack McAninch, Professor Emeritus, UCSF Urology.
Her clinical practice will be based at the VA working with a population she feels is special. Dr. Hampson explains, “As a medical student and resident I loved working with the Veterans and am excited to have the opportunity to work there again. The Veterans are a patient population who have given so much of themselves in service to others, that it is a pleasure to be able to provide them with care by servicing their own needs. I love hearing each of their stories. And, beyond just being their physician, I find that getting to know them personally is a gratifying perk.”
She will also be developing a transitional urology program in concert with Dr. Hillary Copp, UCSF Pediatric Urology. Says Dr. Hampson, "transitions in the care of pediatric patients who require complex reconstruction as children are often lost in their maturation to adulthood. These patients warrant care by urologists trained in complex reconstructive surgery who are also able to deal with quality of life issues that become important in adulthood. Our goal is to develop a structured transitional program at UCSF to guide this shift from pediatric to adult urologists in order to provide care directed towards improving function and quality of life in this special patient population."
Says Peter Carroll, MD, MPH, Chair of the Department of Urology, “We could not ask for a stronger candidate to fill this important position. We welcome her back and look forward to watching her career continue to excel.”