Vinay Kampalath, MD, DTMH


  •  Assistant Professor in Clinical Pediatrics | University of Pennsylvania
  •  Bangladesh | Botswana | India | Jordan | Greece | Sierra Leone | Poland | Pakistan
  •   Emergency Care Delivery | Humanitarian assistance | Humanitarian Crises | Outbreak and Pandemic Response | Refugee health

Languages: English, Spanish, Malayalam

Bio statement

Vinay Kampalath is an Assistant Professor in Clinical Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania and an emergency medicine physician at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Kampalath completed his clinical training at the CHOP, MD at Brown University, and a DTM&H at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Dr. Kampalath has worked with WHO, the Global Health Cluster, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, and the Syrian American Medical Society on improving systems of healthcare delivery globally. He has also worked and taught in ten countries, including several humanitarian settings, such as Bangladesh, Greece, Poland, Jordan, and Ukraine.

Recent global health projects

Dr. Kampalath is currently working on developing a high-priority package of health interventions in humanitarian settings with the WHO and Global Health Cluster. He is also currently working on developing a community of practice surrounding humanitarian pediatrics.

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1. Vinay Kampalath, Ms Maia C. Tarnas, Ms Vaibhavee Patel, Mohamed Hamze, Randa Loutfi, Bachir Tajaldin, Ahmad Albik, Ayman Kassas,Anas Khashata, Aula Abbara. An analysis of paediatric clinical presentations in Northwest Syria and the effect of forced displacement, 2018–2022. Global Epidemiology,2024,100146, ISSN 2590-1133,

2. Muchatuta M, Patel S, Gonzalez Marquez C, Thilakasiri K, Manian SV, Chan J, Mssika N, Clark T, Burkholder T, Turgeon N, Kampalath VN, Poola N, Offorjebe OA, Dozois A, Hyuha G, Vaughan-Ogunlusi O, McCammon C, Wells K, Rybarczk M, Castillo MP, Adeyeye AA, Rees CA, Dutta S, Garbern SC. Building a framework to decolonize global emergency medicine. AEM Educ Train. 2024 May 16;8(3):e10982. doi: 10.1002/aet2.10982. PMID: 38765709; PMCID: PMC11099782.

3. Padhani ZA, Rahman AR, Lakhani S, Yasin R, Khan MH, Mirani M, Jamali M, Ali Khan Z, Khatoon S, Partab R, Ul Haq A, Kampalath V, Hosseinalipour SM, Blanchet K, Das JK. COVID-19 vaccine coverage, determinants and inequity amongst refugees and migrants in Pakistan: a cross-sectional study. BMJ Open. 2024 Apr 29;14(4):e080954. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2023-080954. PMID: 38684252; PMCID: PMC11086489.

4. Trehan I, Kivlehan SM, Balhara KS, Bonney J, Hexom BJ, Pousson AY, Serwaa A Quao N, Rybarczyk MM, Selvam A, Nicholson BD, Bhaskar N, Becker TK, the Global Emergency Medicine Literature Review (GEMLR) Group. Global emergency medicine: A scoping review of the literature from 2020. Academic Emergency Medicine 2021 Nov;28(11):1328-1340. (GEMLR Group Member)

5. Kivlehan SM, Hexom BJ, Bonney J, Collier A, Nicholson BD, Serwaa A Quao N, Rybarcyzk MM, Selvam A, Rees CA, Roy CM, Bhaskar N, Becker TK, the Global Emergency Medicine Literature Review (GEMLR) Group. Global emergency medicine: A scoping review of the literature from 2021. Academic Emergency Medicine 2022 Aug 1. (GEMLR Group Member)

6. Kampalath VN, Maclean S, AlAbdulhadi A, Congdon M. The delivery of essential newborn care in conflict settings: A systematic review. Frontiers in Pediatrics, 2022 Nov 1;10:937751.

7. Kampalath VN, Tarakji A, Loutfi R, Cohn K, Abbara A. The impacts of the Syrian conflict on child and adolescent health: A scoping review. The Journal of Public Health, 2022 Nov 23;fdac132.

8. Martinez Garcia D, Amsalu R, Harkensee C, Janet S, Kadir A, Kampalath VN, Nejat S, Wise P. Humanitarian paediatrics: A statement of purpose. PLoS Global Public Health 2022 December 30:2(12):e0001431.

Last Updated: 04 June 2024