Vinay N. Kampalath, MD, DTMH is an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine and an Attending Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He is also a Research Fellow and Affiliate at the Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies at the University of Geneva, a reviewer for the Global Emergency Medicine Literature Review, and a member of the International Pediatric Association’s Strategic Advisory Group on Children in Humanitarian Emergencies.
Dr. Kampalath has worked in Laos, Bhutan, India, Bangladesh, Jordan, Greece, Botswana, South Africa, Sierra Leone, and Poland, and is a researcher studying humanitarian emergencies, universal health coverage, emergency care development, and health systems. Currently, he is working with the World Health Organization on developing a high-priority health package for humanitarian settings, and with the Afghan Ministry of Public Health on developing an integrated package of health services to achieve universal health coverage. He is also working on projects related to migration and health in Europe, child morbidity and mortality in Syria, pediatric COVID-19 infection, and point-of-care ultrasound in the diagnosis of childhood pneumonia.
Dr. Kampalath earned his medical degree at the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University and finished his residency in pediatrics and fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine and global health at CHOP. He earned his diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and is currently completing an MSc in Public Health at LSHTM.