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  • Professional Statement

    Dr. Hamilton graduated with distinction from Stanford University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Biology.

    He earned his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1988, completing his internship and Orthopedic Surgery Residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut in 1993. Dr. Hamilton then spent one year at the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Inglewood, California where he completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery. During his fellowship, he was an Associate Team Physician for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Los Angeles Lakers and Loyola Marymount University.

    Dr. Hamilton was a Clinical Instructor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Yale University from 1992-93, and from 1994-1997 he was an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. Dr. Hamilton was directly involved in the training of medical students and Orthopaedic residents and fellows. He joined the Southern California Orthopedic Institute Medical Group in 1998.

    Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Hamilton is an Associate Member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and has written numerous research articles focusing on shoulder, elbow, knee and sports medicine topics, presenting papers both nationally and internationally. His research interests include dynamic stability of the shoulder and elbow, shoulder fracture and joint replacement, and athletic injuries of the knee, shoulder, elbow and ankle.

    He and his wife, Susan, and their three children, live in Bakersfield.

    In his free time Dr. Hamilton enjoys his family, cooking, wine, traveling, recreational golf and skiing.

    Christopher D. Hamilton, MD is available to see patients in the Bakersfield office.

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