Melinda Hamilton, MD, MS

Professor of Critical Care Medicine & Pediatrics

Contact Information


Administrative Contact:
Vickie Johnson

Education & Training

BS, Zoology, University of Wyoming, 1992
MD, Creighton University School of Medicine, 1996
Internship, Pediatrics, Creighton University, 1997
Residency, Pediatrics, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State Health, 1999
Fellowship, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, 2003
MSc, Medical Education, University of Pittsburgh School Medicine, 2005

Research, Clinical & Academic Interests

  • Pediatric simulation research
  • Communication skills for pediatric trainees
  • Graduate medical education, trainee and faculty development

Auerbach M, Brown L, Whitfill T Baird J, Abulebda KBhatangar A, Lutfi R, Gawel M, Walsh B, Tay KY, Lavoie M, Nadkarni V, Dudas R, Kessler D, Katznelson J, Ganghadaran S, Hamilton MF. Adherence to Pediatric Cardiac Arrest Guidelines Across a Spectrum of Fifty Emergency Departments: A Prospective, In Situ, Simulation-Based Study. Acad Emerg Med. 2018

October TW, Dizon ZB, Hamilton MF, Madrigal VN, Arnold RM. Communication training for inter‐specialty clinicians. The clinical teacher. 2018 Aug 16

Scherzer DJ, Chime NO, Tofil NM, Hamilton MF, Singh K, Stanley RM, Kline J, McNamara LM, Rosen MA, Hunt EA, Stone K. Survey of pediatric trainee knowledge: dose, concentration, and route of epinephrine. Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. 2017 Apr 1;118(4):516-8.

Johnson EM, Hamilton MF, Watson RS, Claxton R, Barnett M, Thompson AE, Arnold R. An Intensive, Simulation-Based Communication Course for Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellows. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2017 Aug 1;18(8):e348-55.

► Full listing on Pub Med

Director, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program
Director, Pediatric Simulation, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Simulation Center and
Peter M. Winter Institute for Simulation, Education, and Research (WISER)
Co-Chair, Professional Development Subcommittee, UPMC Graduate Medical Education Committee

Best Doctors in Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Magazine, 2016-2018 
VitalTalk Faculty Development Course, Division of General Internal Medicine and Palliative Care, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2017