Dr. Sam Hoeper, Sr. practiced medicine at Research Medical Center for 47 years, but before his career as a doctor began he was a teacher, principal and coach. As a man who valued education, he was dedicated to providing others opportunities to learn. Dr. Hoeper, Sr. passed away in August 2008. He established the Hoeper Bixby Fund through The Research Foundation to provide support to host medical symposiums and conferences for the benefit of the local medical community – and the thousands of patients served by healthcare professionals.
Dr. Sam Hoeper, Jr. describes his father as a humanitarian. He had a commitment to education and a desire to help people. Dr. Hoeper, Jr. carries on his father’s legacy in medicine and also helps to organize this annual symposium.