TPS Charles W. Dashner Jr., MD Lifetime Achievement Award

Richard Lampe, MD, FAAP

Richard Lampe, MD, FAAP was Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in Lubbock, Texas for over 27 years He is a member of the Texas Pediatric Society since 1992.  He is a graduate of Marquette School of Medicine (now Medical College of Wisconsin), Walter Reed Hospital’s Rotating Internship, Pediatric Residency and Baylor College of Medicine’s Pediatric Infectious Disease Fellowship. He served in the Medical Corps of the US Army with assignments in Bangkok Thailand and Army Teaching Hospitals at William Beaumont Army Medical Center El Paso Texas, Letterman Army Medical Center San Francisco and Walter Reed Army Medical Center Washington D.C., retiring as a Colonel in 1992. He practices and teaches pediatrics and pediatric infectious disease in his role and takes great pride in the Department’s selection as an Outstanding Teaching Department. He is a University Distinguished Faculty at TTUHSC. Texas Tech allowed him to volunteer and serve two active duty deployments one in 2004 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Germany as a pediatrician and another in 2007 at Camp Cropper Iraq as a field surgeon.

He served as President of the Texas Pediatric Society from 2009-2010 and received the 2010 Outstanding Service Award from the Uniformed Services Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He was honored to be the recipient of the Sidney R. Kaliski, MD Award of Merit from the TPS in 2017. He is a member of the West Texas Running Club and “competes” in their monthly road races and completed 14 marathons last millennium.

He is married to Kerren Lampe, EdD and both enjoy 5 children, 10 grandchildren, 1 bulldog, 1 cat, and love to travel.