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Sara Hamel, MD, is associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Director of Clinical Training, UCLID Center at the University of Pittsburgh. She is also supervisor of Medical Student, Resident and Fellow education for the Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics / Child Development Unit. Dr. Hamel is a developmental-behavioral pediatrician with the Division of Developmental - Behavioral Pediatrics/Child Development Unit at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. She came to Children's Hospital in 1993 from Albert Einstein College of Medicine where she completed her training in developmental and behavioral pediatrics.
A native of Cincinnati, Dr. Hamel attended Denison University in Granville, Ohio, as an undergraduate earning a bachelor's degree in biology in 1978. Dr. Hamel earned her medical degree from Northwestern University, Chicago, Ill., in 1982 and completed a transitional internship and residency in pediatrics at Cook County Hospital Chicago, Ill. In 1990, Dr. Hamel completed a fellowship in developmental and behavioral pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics where she then served as assistant professor of pediatrics until 1992.
Dr. Hamel is the coordinator of Behavioral/Developmental Training, Child Development Unit, including collaboration with community based organizations and mentors hosting residents. As director of clinical training in the UCLID Center, Dr. Hamel coordinates an interdisciplinary clinical training program at the UCLID Center including on-site community based care coordination and consultation services for families and their healthcare providers. As part of the UCLID interdisciplinary programs, Dr. Hamel is also responsible for teaching communication skills and family centered practice at the medical school level, teaching in family practice residency, pediatric nurse practitioner program, and graduate school of public health, school of health and rehabilitation sciences.
Dr. Hamel is board-certified in pediatrics and developmental-behavioral pediatrics. She is a member of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and the Ambulatory Pediatric Association.
Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and are displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.
Total Comments: 22
Dr. Hamel has been great with my children and we always look forward to seeing her. she is caring and compassionate and a great listener.
Dr. Hamel is wonderful and has provided my son with the excellent care.
was very pleased how she interacted with my child and myself.
WE Love Dr Hamel ! There has never been a time that we weren't Happy with her. She is the Best !
Dr. Sara Hamel has seen my three children over many years and has help in invaluable ways. She's down to earth, personable, and intelligent.
She was very friendly and receptive. My son reacted very well to her demeanor and enthusiasm
Dr. Hamel is knowledgeable and works well with us.
We have been very happy with Dr. Hamel's care over the years we have seen her.
Dr Hamel always shows a true interest in my concerns and problems in my Granddaughter's life. She always gives a 100% on helping me help my Granddaughter. Dr Hamel is a "one of a kind" Doctor with all the time and understanding she gives in the visit. She is a true treasure and I could never say enough nice things about her. She's a Doctor that as soon as you walk in the room you love her and that has never changed in the almost 5 years I have known her. My Granddaughter smiles and feel comfortable the whole time she visits with Dr Hamel....and Dr. Hamel is the only Doctor that my Granddaughter acts like that around.
Dr. Hamel and her stato have seen both of my boys for years now and have been wonderful to work with.
I really loved our appointment with Dr Hamel. She listened to us and put all my fears aside. She is amazing!
I Love Dr Hamel. Very personal .,understanding. She's the Best !
We look forward to seeing Dr. Hamel next month.
Office staff was extremely polite and friendly. I have had been disappointed before with providers in the past. Definitely not the case with this appointment. It was an extremely pleasant experience and very informative!
Dr. Hamel is an amazing wonderful caring doctor we have been seeing her for over 8 years now and wouldn't consider seeing anyone else for our sons care.
Dr. Hamel was very nice, listened, very honest, and helpful- sometimes those are hard qualities to find in a provider.
my appointment was at 10am. i did not see the dr until 12pm. dr hamel was extremely apologetic. but 2 hours in a room with a 6 year old with adhd is hard.
Dr. Hamel is so reliable, logical and reasonable. We are so comfortable going to see her. It is never 'scary' for me or my child. She has helped us tremendously throughout the years.
They staff is always friendly and the appointments times are very accurate, with very little wait time, yet I never feel rushed.
Dr. Sara Hamel is the Gold Standard of Doctors.
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