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Douglas Hamilton

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of General Internal Medicine, University of Calgary
Adjunct Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Calgary

Dr. Hamilton is leading innovation initiatives in the domain of biomedical engineering at the Ward of the 21st Century, specializing in the area of telemedicine and medical informatics. 

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Dr. Douglas Hamilton, is a Flight Surgeon who recently retired from working at the NASA in Houston, and the Canadian Space Agency. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the ‘Ward of the 21st Century’ and an Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Calgary. Dr. Hamilton completed a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering in 1980 and 1983 at the University of Alberta. He has been a practicing professional engineer for 25 years in Canada and the US. Dr. Hamilton received his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Calgary, and was the Valedictorian of the Class of 1991. He is board certified/licensed in Internal Medicine in Canada and US. He received his doctorate in Cardiovascular Physiology in 1992 at the University of Calgary.

In 1997 he moved to Houston Texas to support Space Medicine operations at Johnson and Kennedy Space Centers and Star City Russia. He received USAF flight surgeon wings in 1998 and attended International Space University/Life Sciences in 1992. He was awarded the Alumni of the year in 2000 from the University of Calgary and 2013 from the University of Alberta. He was awarded the Exceptional Engineering Achievement Medal by NASA in 2012 for his work in identifying the risk of electric shock that could happen to astronauts during spacewalks on the International Space Station. 

Last modified date: 07/10/2016