Roy Hamilton, MD, MS, FANA, FAAN

Dr. Roy Hamilton is a tenured Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry (secondary appointment), and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (secondary appointment) and the Vice Dean for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn). He obtained his undergraduate and medical degrees from Harvard University and a master’s degree in Health Sciences Technology from MIT. He completed residency training in Neurology and a fellowship in Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology at Penn and joined the faculty in 2009. Dr. Hamilton been recognized nationally for his work in diversity, inclusion, and equity in neurology and academic medicine. He previously served as Assistant Dean for Cultural Affairs and Diversity at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania from 2013-2022, and was the inaugural Associate Editor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for the journal Neurology and four other academic journals published by the AAN between 2019-2023. He served as the inaugural Vice Chair for Diversity and Inclusion for Penn Neurology from 2017-2023 and is the recipient of both the AAN’s inaugural Changemaker Award and the ANA’s Audrey S. Penn Lecture award for his work in diversity, equity, and inclusion, both in Penn Neurology and in the field more broadly. Additionally, Dr. Hamilton’s is a leader in scientific research employing noninvasive neuromodulation to characterize and remediate human cognition in neurological disorders. He directs the Laboratory for Cognition and Neural Stimulation (LCNS) and the Penn Brain Science, Translation, Innovation and Modulation Center (brainSTIM). His work has been funded by numerous federal grants and a wide range of foundation awards and he is the past recipient of the Norman Geschwind Prize for excellence in behavioral neurology research. He is a past President of the Society for Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, currently sits on the board of directors of the American Neurological Association and is a trustee of the McKnight Brain Research Foundation.