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Roy H. Hamilton, MD

Roy H. Hamilton, MD Physician

Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion
Associate Director, Clinical Neurosciences Track
Director, Laboratory for Cognition and Neural Stimulation
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Dr. Hamilton is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Neurology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Neurology, 2006

Clinical Expertise:

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Cognitive Neurology
  • Dementia
  • Dementia Evaluation
  • Dementia Patient Medical Care
  • Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD)
  • Memory Disorders
  • Memory Evaluation
  • Neurological Speech Disorders
  • Neuropsychological Testing

Description of Clinical Expertise

I principally treat patients suffering from dementia. I also have expertise in evaluating and treating patients with cognitive deficits following stroke.

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Penn Memory Center

    Penn Neuroscience Center Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, South Pavilion, 2nd Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-PENN (7366)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Residency: University of California, Los Angeles
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

Academy of Aphasia, International American Academy of Neurology, Behavioral Neurology Section, National American Academy of Neurology, National American Medical Association, National American Neurological Association, National American Society for Neurorehabilitation, National Behavioral Medicine and Interventions Outcomes Study Section, Center for Scientific Review, NIH, National Philadelphia Math + Science Coalition, Philadelphia Education Fund, Local Society for Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, National Society for Cognitive Neuroscience, International Society for Neuroscience, International Society for the Neurobiology of Language, International Tarkwa Bremen Community Alliance: 501c(3) organization dedicated to enhancing economic security, health access, and educational opportunities for girls in Ghana, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Hamilton is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Medicine Rittenhouse Long-Term Acute Care Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Description of Research Expertise:

My research focus is on the characteristics and limits of functional neuroplasticity in the adult human brain. I investigate how the brain reorganizes itself in response to injury, and whether or not it is possible to enhance the brain’s potential for reorganization in order to speed rehabilitation using noninvasive electrical or magnetic brain stimulation. A second area of interest for me is on the use of noninvasive brain stimulation to elucidate and enhance mechanisms of cognition in healthy individuals, and the biological, social, and ethical implications of neural enhancement.

Selected Publications:

Gervits, F., Ash, S., Coslett, H.B., Rascovsky, K., Grossman, M., Hamilton, R.: Transcranial direct current stimulation for the treatment of Primary Progressive Aphasia: an open-label pilot study. Brain and Language 162 : 35-41,2016.

Mancuso, L.E., Ilieva, I.P., Hamilton, R.H., Farah, M.J.: Does transcranial direct current stimulation improve healthy working memory?: A meta-analytic review. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 28 (8): 1063-89,2016.

Julian, J.B., Ryan, J., Hamilton, R.H., Epstein R.A.: The occipital place area is causally involved in representing environmental boundaries during navigation. Current Biology 26 : 1-6,2016.

Price, A.R., Peelle, J.E., Bonner, M.F., Grossman, M., Hamilton, R.H.: Causal evidence for a mechanism of semantic integration in the angular gyrus as revealed by high-definition transcranial direct current stimulation. The Journal of Neuroscience 36 (13): 3829-38,2016.

Falcone, M., Bernardo, L., Ashare, R.L., Hamilton, R., Faseyitan, O., McKee, S.A., Loughead, J., Lerman, C.: Transcranial direct current brain stimulation increases ability to resist smoking. Brain Stimulation 9 (2): 191-6,2016.

Medina, J., Drebing, D.E., Hamilton, R.H., Coslett, H.B.: Phantoms on the hands: influence of the body on brief synchiric visual percepts. Neuropsychologia 82 (1): 104-9,2016.

Shah-Basak, P.P., Wurzman, R., Purcell, J.B., Gervits, F., Hamilton, R.: Fields or flows? A comparative metaanalysis of transcranial magnetic and direct current stimulation to treat post-stroke aphasia. Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience 34 (4): 537-58,2016.

Price, A.R., McAdams, H., Grossman, M., Hamilton, R.H.: A meta-analysis of transcranial direct current stimulation studies examining the reliability of effects on language measures. Brain Stimulation 8 (6): 1093-100,2015.

Woods, A.J., Bryant, V., Sacchetti, D., Gervits, F., Hamilton, R.: Effects of electrode drift in transcranial direct current stimulation. Brain Stimulation 8 (3): 515-9,2015.

Shah-Basak, P.P., Norise, C., Garcia, G., Torres, J., Faseyitan, O., Hamilton, R.H.: Individualized treatment with transcranial direct current stimulation in patients with chronic non-fluent aphasia due to stroke. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 9 (1): 201,2015.

Academic Contact Info

Goddard Laboratories, Room 518
University of Pennsylvania
3710 Hamilton Walk

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 573-7065
Fax: (215) 898-1982
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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