Mark Hamilton


Clinical Neurosciences

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Hotchkiss Brain Institute

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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 Adult Hydrocephalus 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 international Adult Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (AHCRN) which has eight clinical sites in three countries, President of the Hydrocephalus Society (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 and a member of the Board of Directors of Hydrocephalus Canada.. He was recently the Congress President for “Hydrocephalus 2015” the 7th annual meeting of the ISHCSF. Dr. Hamilton is a member of the Editorial Boards of The Journal of Neurosurgery, The Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, Fluids and Barriers of the CNS, and PLOS One. His main clinical and research interests are the diagnosis and management of hydrocephalus in adults.