Although he never played varsity lacrosse at his prep school in Baltimore, in his lacrosse career at Hampden-Sydney Ted Chambers started all four years on the squad. Like his team, never before recognized as a national lacrosse power, Chambers quickly matured into one of the country's best defensemen.
Along with John Gibson '82 (H-SC Hall of Fame Inductee), Chambers was H-SC's first lacrosse All-American, earning honorable mention honors in both 1982 and 1983. He was a key member of H-SC's 1982 team, which posted a 12-4 record and a first-ever national ranking (number eight). That team's 12 wins remains a school record, equaled by the 1998 squad.
Graduating summa cum laude with a degree in French, Chambers earned his medical degree from Vanderbilt University, then pursued post-graduate training at the University of Pittsburgh, The Johns Hopkins University, and the renowned Miami Vascular Institute. He now specializes in endovascular surgery at Fairfax Hospital in Northern Virginia. He and his wife, Gloria, have two children, Theo and Gabriela.