Assistant Professor of Neurology
Dr. Roy Hamilton is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania. He is an expert in cognitive and behavioral neurology and in cognitive rehabilitation after stroke. His research involves the use of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) as tools for facilitating recovery of language ability and other cognitive functions after stroke.
Dr. Hamilton is the director of the Laboratory for Cognition and Neural Stimulation and is the co-director for the Clinical Neurosciences Training program, a multidisciplinary educational program for students at the Perelman School of Medicine that integrates neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, and other clinical specialties that focus on clinical and translational neuroscience.
Dr. Hamilton has won many teaching awards, including the Penn Pearls Teaching Award (2005) and the Steven L. Galetta Teaching Award (2005). He also takes an active role in community service and won the 2011 American Medical Association Young Physicians Section Community Service Award.