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Dr. Jason S. Hamilton
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Jason S. Hamilton, MD FACS is the Director of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for the Osborne Head and Neck Institute, based at Cedars Sinai Medical Towers, Beverly Hills, California. Dr. Hamilton has advanced expertise in plastic, reconstructive, and aesthetic surgical techniques involving the nose, face, and neck, and restricts his practice to the treatment of these areas exclusively. Dr. Hamilton’s particular areas of interest include facial reconstruction after head and neck surgery and/ or trauma, septal perforation repair, primary and revision nasal surgery and rhinoplasty. He is sought after internationally for his expertise.
Dr. Hamilton began his love of medicine at Duke University, and completed his formal training with a prestigious fellowship in facial plastics and reconstructive surgery awarded through the American Academy of Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery. This one-on-one training, under internationally renowned Master Plastic Surgeons, constitutes the finest training in Plastic Surgery in the world. Dr. Hamilton is a double board-certified diplomate of the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Hamilton serves on the emergency and trauma call panels for Cedars-Sinai and California Hospital Medical Centers both located in Los Angeles, California. He is a member of the craniomaxillofacial surgery and head & neck surgery teams which focus on the surgical management of patients with facial, head and neck trauma. Dr. Hamilton’s skills where highlighted recently on a national level in the management of USC football player Stafon Johnson who suffered a life threatening injury after a 275lb weight bar crushed his neck during a training session. Dr. Hamilton’s quick actions saved the players life and with partner Dr. Ryan Osborne they both reconstructed his larynx allowing him to make a miraculous return to the football field in the NFL.
In addition to his extensive practice experience, Dr. Hamilton has also held numerous teaching appointments, for which he has been recognized for excellence in teaching. He serves as an Attending Surgeon and Clinical Faculty member in the Department of Surgery at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, where he teaches facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. He has lectured internationally and published over 54 peer-reviewed scientific articles and books chapters.
Honors and Awards
➤ Super Doctors – Southern California 2020
➤ Super Doctors – Southern California 2019
➤ Super Doctors – Southern California 2018
➤ Super Doctors – Southern California 2017
➤ Super Doctors – Southern California 2016
➤ Super Doctors – Southern California 2015
➤ Consumer Research Council’s Guide to America’s Top Physicians 2017
➤ Consumer Research Council’s Guide to America’s Top Physicians 2016
➤ Consumer Research Council’s Guide to America’s Top Physicians 2015
➤ Consumer Research Council’s Guide to America’s Top Physicians 2014
➤ Consumer Research Council’s Guide to America’s Top Physicians 2013
➤ Consumer Research Council’s Guide to America’s Top Physicians 2012
➤ Patient Choice Award 2012
➤ Consumer Research Council’s Guide to America’s Top Physicians 2011
➤ Consumer Research Council’s Guide to America’s Top Physicians 2010
➤ Patient Choice Award 2009
➤ Consumer Research Council’s Guide to America’s Top Physicians 2008
➤ Patient Choice Award 2008
➤ Consumer Research Council’s Guide to America’s Top Physicians 2007
➤ Consumer Research Council’s Guide to America’s Top Physicians 2005
➤ Community Leadership Award 2005
➤ Best Teaching Award, Drew / UCLA Medical School 2003
➤ Research Presentation Award, National Medical Association, Annual Conference 2003
➤ Student Teaching Award, Dept Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, Charles R. Drew University 2003
➤ Outstanding Research Presentation Award, Caribbean Association of Otolaryngology, Annual Conference 2003
➤ National Institute of Health Research Fellowship 1996
➤ MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine Merit Scholarship 1996-2000
➤ Joseph Billingham Scholarship (Medical School) 1996-2000
➤ Clara Montgomery Scholarship (Medical School) 1996-2000
➤ Howard Hughes Research Institute Fellowship 1993
Board Certified – American Board Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Dr. Hamilton is double board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery ABFPRS and the American Board of Otolaryngology/ Head & Neck Surgery.
What does it mean that Dr. Hamilton is certified by the ABFPRS?
The ABFPRS certification places Dr. Hamilton in an elite group of approximately 800 surgeons worldwide who have achieved this status :
It means that Dr. Hamilton has; 1) Has completed an approved residency in a surgical specialty that includes identifiable training in all aspects of facial plastic surgery (otolaryngology/ head-and-neck surgery) 2) Is double boarded, having earned prior certification in otolaryngology/ head-and-neck surgery, a specialty field recognized through the American Board of Medical Specialties. 3) Has successfully completed a rigorous two-day examination, written and oral. 4) Has submitted for peer-review an acceptable record of at least two years’ clinical experience, including operative reports of a minimum 100 facial plastic surgeries. 5) Holds proper licensure and subscribes to the ABFPRS Code of Ethics.
Board Certified – American Board of Otolaryngology / Head & Neck Surgery
Dr. Hamilton holds certification from the American Board of Otolaryngology/ Head&Neck Surgery (ABOto).
What does it mean to be board certified?
The ABO credential signifies a surgeons dedication to their profession:
While licensure by the individual states sets the minimum competency requirements to practice medicine, it is not specialty specific. Board certification is a voluntary program in which specialists seek to improve their performance and demonstrate a commitment to their profession. The path for an otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeon to become certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology (ABOto) is long and complex. First, an individual must graduate from college and medical school, which normally take eight years. After completing a five-year residency in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery and with the approval of the training Program Director, an individual can apply to take the certification examinations. The ABOto’s examination consists of two parts. An all-day written examination qualifies the individual to sit for the oral examination, which consists of a half-day examination with four examiners involving 16 actual patient scenarios. Only after passing both of these examinations is the individual certified and are referred to as ABOto diplomate.
Fellow-American College of Surgeons
Dr. Hamilton has achieved the status of a Fellow for the American College of Surgeons.
What does it mean to be a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons?
Fellowship in the American College of Surgeons means commitment to patient education and high standards of surgical care.
The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational association of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient by setting high standards for surgical education and practice. Members of the American College of Surgeons are referred to as “Fellows.” The letters FACS (Fellow, American College of Surgeons) after a surgeon’s name mean that the surgeon’s education and training, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical conduct have passed a rigorous evaluation, and have been found to be consistent with the high standards established and demanded by the College.
Fellow – American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Dr. Hamilton continues his commitment to education through the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS).
What is unique about the AAFPRS?
Membership in the AAFPRS signifies a surgeon’s commitment to their profession:
Specialization in medicine has been one of the major enhancements in patient care over the last generation. AAFPRS members not only have a precise focus in patient care but they also have had more comprehensive training in facial surgery than any other medical specialty. The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is the world’s largest specialty association that represents over 2,700 facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons throughout the world. The AAFPRS is a National Medical Specialty Society of the American Medical Association (AMA), and holds an official seat in both the AMA House of Delegates and the American College of Surgeons board of governors. AAFPRS members are board certified surgeons whose focus is surgery of the face, head, and neck. AAFPRS members subscribe to a code of ethics
Fellow – American Academy of Otolaryngology / Head & Neck Surgery
Dr. Hamilton continues to be involved with the American Academy of Otolaryngology / Head & Neck Surgery (AAO/HNS)?
How does continued involvement with AAOHNS benefit me as a patient with nasal problems?
The AAO/HNS continues to remain at the forefront of scientific research and cutting edge technology.
Well, the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree. Dr. Hamilton’s extensive training in all aspects of functional nasal surgery and his 14 experience as a facial trauma surgeon give him unique incite into treating all nasal conditions functional and cosmetic. The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) is the world’s largest organization representing specialists who treat the ear, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck. The Academy represents more than 12,000 otolaryngologists—head and neck surgeons who diagnose and treat disorders of those areas specifically. The Academy is committed to improving nasal health for patients all over the world.
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