Professional title: Professor of Neurosurgery

Organization: Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary

Address: Division of Neurosurgery, Foothills Hospital, 12th Floor, 1403 – 29th Street NW, Calgary, AB T2N 2T9, Canada


Dr. Hamilton graduated from McGill University Medical School in 1983. He did his Neurosurgery Residency at the University of Calgary and received his FRCSC in 1991. He did Fellowship training in cerebrovascular, skull base and pediatric Neurosurgery at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona and joined the University of Calgary Department of Clinical Neurosciences in 1994 where he is currently a Professor of Neurosurgery with additional appointments in the Department of Surgery and the Department of Pediatrics. He was the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery from 2002-2011 and is the current Director of the Neurosurgical Oncology Program. Dr. Hamilton established the University of Calgary Adult Hydrocephalus Program and started the University of Calgary Adult Hydrocephalus Clinic in 2008. Dr. Hamilton is the Chair of the Adult Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (AHCRN), President-Elect of the International Society for Hydrocephalus and Cerebrospinal Fluid Disorders (ISHCSF) and a member of the Board of Directors of the Hydrocephalus Association (HA) and the Medical Advisory Board (MAB) of HA. He was recently the Congress President for “Hydrocephalus 2015” the 7th annual meeting of the ISHCSF held in Banff, Alberta. His main clinical and research interests are the diagnosis and management of hydrocephalus in adults and clinical trials in management of patients with malignant brain tumors.


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