Lisa Hamilton, MD, FACS
Breast Surgical Oncology
I pride myself on being up-to-date on all aspects of breast care so that I can be the best advocate for my patients.Lisa Hamilton, MD, FACS
- Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
- American Society of Breast Surgeons
- Association of Women Surgeons
- Minnesota Surgical Society
Areas of Special Interest
- Breast Cancer
- High risk breast conditions including atypia or abnormal breast biopsy
- Genetic and/or familial increased risk to develop breast cancer
- Benign, non-cancerous breast conditions including fibrocystic change, nipple discharge, pain, skin change, abnormal mammogram
Philosophy of Care
“It is the greatest privilege to care for patients. My goal is to offer each patient all the necessary information and guide them to a decision regarding their care based on their personal circumstances and values. I strive to provide whole person care, not just treating a diagnosis. I pride myself on being up-to-date on all aspects of breast care so that I can be the best advocate for my patients.“
Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Bethel University, Saint Paul, MN
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI
General Surgery, Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown, NY
Academic Honors & Professional Achievements
- Chair, Commission on Cancer, American College of Surgeons, Mercy Hospital 2019-2021
- Invited Clinical Lecturer, Bethel University Physician Assistant Program, 2015-Present
2015 Hamilton, L, Nguyen, D, Heneghan, S, Oceguera S. Provider Prediction of Success After Bariatric Surgery. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. 2015; 11 (6):67-68.
2007 Hamilton, L and Jeyarajah, DR. Hemoglobin A1c can be helpful in predicting progression to diabetes after Whipple procedure. HPB (The Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association). 2007; 9(1): 26-8.
2015 Hamilton, L, Nguyen, D, Heneghan, S, Oceguera S. Provider Prediction of Success After Bariatric Surgery. American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Annual Meeting, Los Angelos, California.
2014 Panel Session Speaker Hamilton, L - The Challenge of Fostering Resident Autonomy. Association of Program Directors in Surgery, April 2014. Chicago, Illinois.
2006 Hamilton, L and Jeyarajah, DR. ‘Hemoglobin A1c can be helpful in predicting progression to diabetes after Whipple procedure.’ American Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Association Annual Meeting, Miami, Florida.
2006 Hamilton, L and Jeyarajah, DR. ‘Hemoglobin A1c can be helpful in predicting progression to diabetes after Whipple procedure.’ 5th Annual Medical Student Research Fall Forum, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, Wisconsin.
2005 Hamilton L, Naylor RA, Bergen PC, Papaconstantinou HT, Purdue GF, Tchorz KM,and Jeyarajah DR. ‘Medical students’ perceptions of surgeons: we’re not doing very well.’ American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, San Francisco, California.
2005 Hamilton L, Crosby M, Kenkel J, Hoover S, Leitch AM. ‘Mini-reconstruction with latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap in breast cancer patients treated with breast conserving therapy: mammographic follow up.’ The 10th Annual Multidisciplinary Symposium on Breast Disease, Paris, France.
2005 Shabout NM, Hamilton L, Rege RV, and Jeyarajah DR. ‘Cysts in the pancreas: How good is computed tomography in diagnosis?’ North Texas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas.
Outside of work, I enjoy hiking, running half and full marathons, reading, cooking, traveling, and spending time with my family and friends. I love being outside as much as possible, even in Minnesota winters.