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Richard Hamilton

Dr. Richard Hamilton is board certified in emergency medicine and medical toxicology and is a retired U.S. Navy Captain as well as a former Naval Flight Surgeon.

Dr. Hamilton currently serves System Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine at Crozer-Keystone Health Systems since January 2020.

Dr. Hamilton's interests include medical toxicology, occupational and environmental toxicology and aerospace medicine. He is interested in the epidemiology of carbon monoxide poisoning, emergency preparedness and weapons of mass destruction, game theory and medicine, and drug and alcohol withdrawal. He is also interested in acceleration physiology as well as centrifuge training of commercial space flight participants.

He is the Centrifuge Medical Officer for the NASTAR Center during the training of a number of astronauts as well as the Virgin Galactic Founders.


MD - Hahnemann University (1987)
University of Pennsylvania (1983)


San Diego Naval Hospital

Emergency Medicine - Bronx Municipal Hospital Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Medical Toxicology - New York University, Bellevue Medical Center


"Tarascon Pharmacopoeia 2016"
Editor-in-Chief: Hamilton RJ
Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Sudbury, MA (2015)

"Yearbook of Emergency Medicine 2012"
Editor-in-Chief: Hamilton RJ
Associate Editors: Bruno E, Handley N, Quintana E, Mullin D, Ramoska E, and Minczak D
Mosby Inc., St Louis, MO (2011)

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