June 15-16, 2017 | Las Vegas, NV

Allan J. Hamilton

Medical Consultant, Grey's Anatomy; Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Arizona
University of Arizona

Allan Hamilton, MD,  started his working life as a janitor, and eventually went on to graduate from Harvard Medical School and completed his neurosurgical residency training at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Hamilton holds four professorships at the University of Arizona in Neurosurgery, Radiation Oncology, Psychology, and Electrical and Computer Engineering.

For the last several years, Dr. Hamilton has served as medical script consultant on more than 150 episodes of the hit TV series Grey’s Anatomy and four seasons with Private Practice. 

Dr. Hamilton now serves as executive director of the Arizona Simulation Technology and Education Center, a multi-disciplinary think-tank at the Arizona Health Sciences Center devoted to developing new technologies and training procedures to reduced preventable medical adverse events. He has authored more than 20 medical textbook chapters, 50 peer-review research articles, and has served on the editorial board of several medical journals. He is the author of two books and the subject of two award-winning documentaries: one highlights his work with horses, the other reviews his advocacy for end-of-life care for terminally-ill patients.

He is also a decorated Army officer who served in Operation Desert Storm.

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