Dr. Lindsay Hampson named Residency Program Director and the Frank Hinman, Jr, MD Endowed Professor in Urologic Education

Submitted by UCSF Urology on September 11, 2023 at 4:51 pm
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Dr. Lindsay HampsonDr. Lindsay Hampson has been appointed Residency Program Director and the Frank Hinman, Jr, MD Endowed Professor in Urologic Education. Dr. Hampson was selected after an internal search process. Dr. Hampson is a local and national education leader with a rich history of education experience and service. 

Dr. Hampson graduated from Duke University with a BA in Bioethics in 2003 and completing her MD at the University of Michigan in 2009. Before medical school she worked at the National Institutes of Health Department of Clinical Bioethics as a pre-doctoral research fellow focusing on health policy and ethics research. During her residency at UCSF, she completed a one-year research fellowship in the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies and after rejoining UCSF as a faculty, completed a Masters in Advance Science through UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. 

In addition to a busy clinical practice at UCSF Health and the San Francisco VA and leading an NIH-funded research team, Dr. Hampson has a strong education track record. She has served as the Director of resident education for our Department since 2018, the VA residency site director since 2019, and the Associate Residency Program Director (GME) in 2020 until she was recently appointed the Interim Program Director in July. She also serves as an Associate Chair of Education. Dr. Hampson has been the recipient of three resident teaching and mentoring awards along with being named Young Urologist of the Year by the AUA for her work on the UrologyCOViD lecture series during the pandemic. 

Dr. Hampson will lead our education team which includes Associate Program Directors in Undergraduate and Residency, as well as Directors of Fellowships and Simulation. Along with the education team and the Department of Urology Chair, she will set our education priorities. In the coming years, we will be focused on the clinical learning environment, on the continued expansion of our residency, and the institution of a night float system. We will be enhancing our resident and fellow mentoring programs, expanding our simulation programs, and developing our faculty as educators. We will be engaging our UCSF Urology Alumni network to build and enhance the UCSF Urology community. 

We are also excited to announce that Dr. Michelle Van Kuiken will serve as Associate Residency Program Director (GME). Dr. Van Kuiken graduated with Honors from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Marketing and a minor in Biology. She attended medical school at UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas where she was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. She then went on to complete her urology residency at Loyola University Medical Center in the Chicago area where she earned a certificate of distinction for her contribution to quality and safety improvement. Dr. Van Kuiken now joins the UCSF Department of Urology having recently completed a fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at UCLA under the guidance of Drs. Shlomo Raz and Victor Nitti. Dr. Van Kuiken already serves as UCSF Urology wellness champion and will bring new ideas to our resident didactic program. 

“The Department is very fortunate to have multiple master educators but Dr. Hampson stands out, as evidenced by her multiple teaching and mentoring awards,” said Dr. Benjamin Breyer, Taube Family Distinguished Professor of Urology and Chair. “She brings a passion for innovation, fresh ideas, and a track record of developing and supporting novel programs. I am also grateful that Dr. Van Kuiken will serve in the important role of Associate Residency Program Director. Dr. Van Kuiken’s commitment to pedagogy and championing resident well-being is exceptional which will be needed as our training programs continue to innovate and transform.”