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Barbara Hamilton, M.D.

Barbara Hamilton, M.D.

Clinical Fellow (PGY-7)
Thoracic Surgery

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University of California, San Francisco – San Francisco, CA, Masters of Clinical Research, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, July 2015 - present

University of California, San Francisco – San Francisco, CA, Resident in General Surgery, June 2012 - present

Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons – New York, NY, M.D., 2012

Manhattan School of Music – New York, NY, Masters of Music in Jazz Performance, 2006

Conservatorium van Amsterdam – Amsterdam, Netherlands, Advanced Graduate Studies in Jazz Performance, 2004

McGill University – Montreal, Canada, Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance, 2002

  • General thoracic surgery
  • Primary graft dysfunction and lung injury after lung transplantation

Barbara is a general surgery resident currently working in the joint lab of Drs. Michael Matthay and Jasleen Kukreja. Her interests lie in primary graft dysfunction and lung injury after lung transplantation. During her research time, she is also completing a masters degree in epidemiology and biostatistics at UCSF.

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  1. Hamilton BCS, Nguyen TC. Commentary: The train has left the station: Run fast or look for the next train. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Nov 28. View in PubMed
  2. Hamilton BCS, Dincheva GR, Matthay MA, Hays S, Singer JP, Brzezinski M, Kukreja J. Improved survival after lung transplantation for adults requiring preoperative invasive mechanical ventilation: A national cohort study. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Nov; 160(5):1385-1395.e6. View in PubMed
  3. Hamilton BCS, Kukreja J, Trinh BN.. Robotic Lung Decortication After Bilateral Lung Transplantation. . 2019. View in PubMed
  4. Hamilton BCS, Dincheva GR, Zhuo H, Golden JA, Brzezinski M, Singer JP, Matthay MA, Kukreja J. Elevated donor plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 levels and the risk of primary graft dysfunction. Clin Transplant. 2018 04; 32(4):e13210. View in PubMed
  5. Kumar SB, Hamilton BC, Wood SG, Rogers SJ, Carter JT, Lin MY. Is laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy safer than laparoscopic gastric bypass? a comparison of 30-day complications using the MBSAQIP data registry. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2018 03; 14(3):264-269. View in PubMed
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  1. Hamilton, Barbara CS, et al. (2016). "Donor PAI-1 Levels and Primary Graft Dysfunction in Lung Transplant Recipients." To be presented at the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Annual Meeting (2016).


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