Allan J. Hamilton, MD, FACS

Regents' Professor of Surgery
Executive Director, Arizona Simulation Technology & Education Center
Professor, Neurosurgery, Chair, Department of Surgery (1995 - 2004)
Professor, Radiation Oncology
Professor, Psychology
Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Academic Professional Bio: 

Allan Hamilton, MD, FACS is a Regents Professor of Surgery and a full Professor with Tenure in the Department of Neurosurgery. He also holds professorships at the University of Arizona in Radiation Oncology, Psychology, and Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Dr. Hamilton is a board-certified neurosurgeon who specializes in the issues of glioma resection and the genomics of malignant brain tumors. He has had a life-long interest in the application of computer technologies to enhance surgical care and reduce avoidable medical adverse events (MAEs) and is the Executive Director of the Arizona Simulation Technology and Education Center (ASTEC) for the University of Arizona.

Research Interests: 
The pathophysiology of primary malignant tumors of the Central Nervous System
Surgical simulation and educational technology
System design, modeling and simulation in medicine
Neuro-imaging and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Veterans
Gender bias in medical education and training
The use of artificial intelligence in the evaluation of empathy in medical history interviewing
Virtual technologies in Telehealth
  1. MD, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
  • National Institutes of Health in Neurological Surgery, Bethesda, MD
Board Certifications:
  • American Board of Neurological Surgeons