AAIP Founding Member Inducted

Posted by AAIP News on 04/15/2014

April 15, 2014

For Immediate Release

AAIP Founding Member inducted into Chickasaw Hall of Fame

Oklahoma City, OK

The Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) wants to congratulate founding member and two-time President of AAIP Dr. James W. Hampton for being inducted into the Chickasaw Hall of Fame. Dr. Hampton is a dedicated healer and Chickasaw physician having committed a large portion of his life to addressing the special health needs of minority groups, including Native Americans. The induction ceremony will take place at 5:30 p.m., May 1st at the Riverwind Showplace Theater in Norman, OK.

Dr. Hampton earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Oklahoma and his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine. Dr. Hampton has received numerous awards over his 50 plus year career in medicine including the American Cancer Society Humanitarian Award in 1999, for his leadership role in addressing minority groups’ health care needs and for his passionate support of the underserved. In 2000 the Association of American Indian Physicians named Dr. Hampton Physician of the Year. Dr. Hampton is a collaborating partner of C-Change: Collaborating to Conquer Cancer, led by former President George H.W. and Mrs. Barbara Bush. He is a past Chair of The Intercultural Cancer Council (ICC), a national organization committed to serving minority communities and underserved people with cancer. 

Since 2010, Dr. Hampton has served as a hematologist/medical oncologist at Mercy Clinic Oklahoma Communities. Dr. Hampton’s wife, Reverend Canon Carol Hampton is an Episcopal priest at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Oklahoma City. The couple has four children and seven grandchildren.

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