David Hamilton, MD

Assistant Professor, Medicine
Cardiology Fellowship Site Director, Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, Tucson

Besides cardiovascular disease board certification, Dr. David Hamilton is board certified in several advanced cardiac imaging specialties, including echocardiography, nuclear cardiology and cardiovascular computed tomography. As a University of Arizoana faculty member and cardiology fellowship site director at the Southern Arizona VA Health System in Tucson, Dr. Hamilton is committed to building a robust advanced cardiac imaging program to expand care options to patients and training for cardiovascular disease fellows.

Research Interests: 

Dr. Hamilton’s research collaborations include studying chest pain presentations and interventions, prognosis in pulmonary emboli using the pulmonary embolism severity index (PESI),  and clinical cardiology reviews. He has authored and co-authored numerous publications, including:

  • Amiodarone: A Comprehensive Guide for Clinicians
  • Factors Affecting Time to Presentation in ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (FAT STEMI)
  • Killing Three Birds with One Stone: A Malfunctioning BiV-ICD 
  • Wide Complex Tachycardia: VT or 1C?
Board Certifications: 
American Board of Internal Medicine, 2018
American Society of Echocardiography Boards, 2020
Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology, 2020
American Board of Internal Medicine: Cardiovascular Disease, 2021
Certification Board of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, 2021
MD: University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, 2015
University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, Cardiovascular Disease, 2018-2021
Honors and Awards: 
Fellowship Outstanding Performance in Cardiac Imaging, University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, 2020-2021
Fellowship Recognition for Exemplary Professionalism, University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, 2018
Robert B. Clark M.D. Endowed Scholarship, University of Utah, 2014
Richard E. Hurley M.D. Endowed Scholarship, University of Utah, 2013
Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA, Internal Medicine, 2015-2018