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Richard Crampton – Biography, Age, Wife, Medical Education, Career & Net Worth

Richard Crampton (September 29, 1931) is a board-certified American cardiologist in Charlottesville, Virginia. He is a professor emeritus of cardiology at the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

Richard Crampton

Richard Crampton Facts

  • Full Name: Richard Savington Crampton
  • Age: 91 years old
  • Date of Birth: September 29, 1931
  • Place of Birth: Norwalk, Connecticut
  • Occupation: Cardiologist
  • Nationality: American
  • Wife: Julia Crampton

Richard Crampton Medical School & Residency

  • University of Virginia School of Medicine – Medical School

Richard Crampton Career

While a student at Princeton University for three years, Crampton decided to enroll in medical school at the University of Virginia before completing his undergraduate studies. He earned his MD in 1956.

After graduating from medical school, he underwent internal medicine training and completed a cardiology fellowship at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in London and St. Luke’s Hospital in New York. When Crampton was sought out by the University of Virginia in 1969, he was a member of the Columbia University faculty.

In the 1970s, Crampton collaborated with Edward W. Hook, head of cardiology at UVA. Crampton had brought with him a concept for a “mobile coronary care unit” that would send an ambulance to the scene of a medical emergency and arrive with a nurse or doctor, resuscitation tools, and medications.

On March 8, 1971, the unit was placed into operation. When former President Lyndon B. Johnson had a heart attack in 1972 while visiting family in Charlottesville, Virginia, he was seen by him since he was the on-call cardiologist. After this early high-profile success story, his mobile coronary care unit attracted media attention.

Later, he participated in the National Academy of Sciences and National Research Council’s Emergency Medical Services Committee.

The “Richard Savington Crampton Visiting Lectureship in Cardiovascular Medicine” has been given out by UVA since 2000.

Location & Contact Information

Uva Health Heart And Vascular Center Fontaine
500 Ray C Hunt Dr
Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 243-1000

Expert Publications

Data provided by the National Library of Medicine

Richard Crampton Net Worth

Richard Crampton has an estimated net worth of $15 million.


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