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James Peter Hamilton, M.D.

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Assistant Professor of Medicine


Expertise: Fatty Liver, Gastroenterology, Hemochromatosis, Hepatitis, Hepatocellular Cancer, Jaundice, Liver Cancer, Liver Disease, Liver Mass, Liver Test Abnormalities, Liver Transplant, Liver Transplant Evaluation, Liver Tumors, Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Sclerosing Cholangitis, Wilson Disease more

Research Interests: Pathogenesis of Liver fibrosis and cancer; Early detection biomarker discovery for hepatocellular carcinoma

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Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station
Appointment Phone: 410-933-7495

2360 W. Joppa Road
Suite 205
Lutherville, MD 21093 map
Phone: 410-616-7361

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)
Appointment Phone: 410-933-7495

1800 Orleans St.
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-614-3530
Fax: 410-955-9677


Dr. Hamilton is an assistant professor of medicine and the program director for the Transplant Hepatology Fellowship program. 
His clinical specialties include liver transplantation, hepatocellular carcinoma, acute and chronic viral, alcoholic, non-alcoholic, autoimmune, and cholestatic liver disease. His research interest is the molecular genetics of hepatocellular carcinoma and early detection biomarkers. 
Dr. Hamilton is a 2005 recipient of the National Institutes of Health/ National Research Scholar Award for gastroenterology and hepatology. more


  • Assistant Professor of Medicine



  • MD; Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine (2000)


  • McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University / Internal Medicine (2003)


  • University of Maryland Medical Center / Gastroenterology (2006)
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Gastroenterology (2007)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Transplant Hepatology (2008)

Research & Publications

Clinical Trials

Sorafeneb Prophylaxis for Advanced HCC after Liver Transplant

Activities & Honors


  • Research Fellowship, NRSA


  • AGA
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