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Dr. Loper's Story

Originally from Charlotte, NC, Dr. Loper began his undergraduate studies in English at Kenyon College prior to moving closer to home to complete his premedical coursework and Bachelor of Arts at the University of South Carolina (USC).  He earned his Doctor of Medicine from the USC School of Medicine, and his Master of Science in Education from the University of Pennsylvania.  Following medical school, Dr. Loper completed a residency in pediatrics. He then worked as a pediatrician in a private practice setting while completing a second residency in psychiatry, the American Psychoanalytic Association’s (APsaA) Fellowship Program, and a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry.  He has also completed the Teleos Leadership Institute’s Coach Development Program.


Dr. Loper has been published in the Harvard Business Review and in several top medical journals to include JAMA, JAMA-Pediatrics, and Annals of Internal Medicine.  He is an Executive Coach in the McNulty Leadership Program at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is the Program Director for the Tri-County Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Psychiatry Residency Program.  He is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at USC School of Medicine.  He has won multiple teaching awards to include the Department of Psychiatry Chairman’s Award for Outstanding Medical Student Education, the Teacher of the Year Award for the Child Psychiatry Fellowship Program, the Teacher of the Year Award for the General Psychiatry Residency Program, the Psychiatry Clerkship Director's Medical Student Educator Award, and the Outstanding Clinical Preceptor Award for the USC Physician’s Assistant Program.  He has been nominated as a finalist for the USC School of Medicine's Clinical Teacher of the Year Award as well as the O'Neil Barrett Award for Teaching Excellence in Clinical Sciences. He has received the Palmetto Health Extraordinary Care Award for excellence in compassion and teamwork in patient care. 


 Dr. Loper is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, with subspecialty certification in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and he is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the International Coach Federation among other professional organizations.

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