Chad A. Hamilton, MD
Dr. Chad A. Hamilton recently joined the Ochsner Gynecologic Oncology team and also serves as Associate Research Director for the Ochsner Cancer Institute. Prior to his return to New Orleans, he was in private practice in Fairfax, Virginia and Co-Director of Gynecologic Cancer Research at the Inova Schar Cancer Institute. He retired from the Air Force in April 2018, where he was the Chief of Gynecologic Oncology at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (Bethesda, Maryland). He also served as Program Director of the National Capital Consortium Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology as well as the Principal Investigator of the Department of Defense Gynecologic Cancer Translational Research Center of Excellence.
During his military service, Dr. Hamilton was promoted to the rank of Colonel and completed a deployment as surgeon and obstetrician / gynecologist at Craig Joint Theater Hospital, Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan in 2008, and was subsequently awarded the Army Commendation Medal for meritorious service. He was twice awarded the Meritorious Service Medal and two Special Experience Identifiers from the Air Force Medical Service in recognition of excellence in clinical and academic teaching and for exceptional professional abilities. In 2015 he was a Master Clinician Award recipient at Walter Reed. In his duties, he also served as a consultant to the National Cancer Institute and the White House Medical Unit.
Dr. Hamilton has published over 70 scientific articles, reviews, and book chapters. He has served on multiple national committees and was a subspecialty board examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a Programmatic Panel Member for the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program. He is on the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Women’s Cancer, where he has spoken at numerous Survivor’s Courses and led the National Surgeons Team for the Annual Race to End Women’s Cancer.
Dr. Hamilton received his undergraduate degree with academic distinction in Biology at the United States Air Force Academy and his medical degree with honors from the Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Wilford Hall USAF and Brooke Army Medical Centers in San Antonio, Texas and his fellowship in gynecologic oncology at Stanford University and the University of California at San Francisco.