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?
  • MD: University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, 2015
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
  • University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, Cardiovascular Disease, 2018-2021
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