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Aaron Hamilton, MD

Aaron Hamilton, MD
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Department Regional Hospital Administration
Primary Location Hillcrest Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
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Hillcrest Hospital
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Hillcrest Hospital



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About Aaron Hamilton, MD

Dr. Aaron Hamilton is a practicing Hospitalist with a clinical appointment as Staff in the Department of Hospital Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic. He also serves as the Associate Chief Quality Officer for the Cleveland Clinic Health System.

In this role, he has been involved in setting strategic direction and creating focus to advance improvement related to Quality and Safety for the health system. One specific focus area has been in setting and driving culture aimed at eliminating all preventable harm in our health system.

He and his team have worked to tie these efforts to high reliability principles with a specific focus on Listening, Learning and Leading. He also has a keen interest in better understanding the relationship between a culture of safety and direct patient outcomes, while advocating for and engaging patients and their family. Additionally, he has been integral in leading Cleveland Clinic’s approach to disclosure of medical errors, which has included structuring formal disclosure training for caregivers across the health system.

He is a grant funded researcher and has active studies looking at VTE prevention, inpatient pneumonia care and the impact of mobility on medical patients. 

Aaron has been instrumental in leading the collaboration between Quality and Graduate and Undergraduate Medical Education. He serves on the GMEC and co-chairs the Quality and Safety Subcommittee, supports curriculum design related to Quality and Safety and has been the Quality representative for our site’s Pursuing Excellence Grant from the ACGME.

At a national level, Aaron is actively involved with the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management and the Society of Hospital Medicine.  He serves on a number of national committees for these organizations and is an active reviewer for their respective journals.

Dr. Hamilton earned both his medical and business degree from the University of Chicago.  He completed a residency in internal medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Internal Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Medical Education - University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Chicago, IL

Undergraduate - Kenyon College
Gambier, OH


  • Internal Medicine

Specialty Interests

Patient Safety, Clinical Risk Management, Venous Thromboembolism, Medication Reconciliation, Transitions of Care, Public Reporting of Quality and Safety Indicators Patient Safety, Venous Thromboembolism, Medication Reconciliation, Transitions of Care, Public Reporting of Quality and Safety Indicators

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 6/19/2024, Dr. Hamilton has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

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