Pediatrician Kevin E. Kramer knows a thing or two about caring for children.
He raised four of his own – as a single parent.
Dr. Kramer, who grew up in Pennsylvania, thought about becoming an engineer like his father.
But his interest in medicine was piqued by an experience as a teenager, when he worked on a science fair-like project with a doctor.
‘I was thinking pediatrics even when I was in high school,’ Kramer said.
After high school, he enrolled at Penn State University, where he eventually switched majors to biology and chemistry. He graduated in three years.
Kramer was accepted at the medical school at Penn State. His expenses were paid through a U.S. Army scholarship.
Following med school, he did his residency at the St. Louis Children’s Hospital in Missouri. He said the program there was ‘excellent.’
Following his residency, he entered the Army and was stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. He served as a pediatrician at an Army hospital.