Russell J. Hamilton, PhD

Russell J. Hamilton, PhD is currently Professor, Head of Physics Section, Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Arizona. He was previously Assistant Professor, Radiation and Cellular Oncology, The University of Chicago, and Director of Physics, Radiation Oncology, University of Illinois at Chicago Hospital.

In addition to his clinical work in radiation oncology, Dr. Hamilton is active in radiotherapy physics research. He received an NIH National Research Service Award which launched his medical physics career. Subsequently, Dr. Hamilton has published more than 30 peer reviewed journal articles in this field. He has contributed chapters to numerous medical references and has been an invited speaker at many colloquia.

Dr. Hamilton established the Medical Physics track in the Professional Science Masters Degree Program at The University of Arizona. He served for six years as the Director of the Experimental Radiation Research Service of The University of Arizona Cancer Center and is Chairman of the Medical Radiation Safety Committee.

Dr. Hamilton graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Illinois with a BS degree in Physics. He earned a Physics PhD at Stanford University working in theoretical astrophysics. He completed further postdoctoral training in this field at the University of Illinois, before beginning his medical physics training at the University of Chicago.