John R. Hamilton, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor

John R. Hamilton, PhD, is a clinical assistant professor and neuropsychologist within the Division of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Dr. Hamilton earned his doctoral degree in clinical psychology with an emphasis in neuropsychology and neuropsychological assessment at Palo Alto University. He completed his pre-doctoral clinical psychology residency at the Southern Louisiana Internship Consortium. Dr. Hamilton specialized in pediatric neuropsychology with an emphasis in neuro-oncology and hematology-oncology during his postdoctoral fellowship at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Dr. Hamilton provides inpatient, outpatient, and rehabilitative neuropsychological services and assists patients and their families with school reintegration and planning. Dr. Hamilton provides services to children, adolescents, and young adults with conditions such as brain tumors, epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, stroke, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, and a variety of neurodevelopmental disorders.


Specialized Areas of Interest
Pediatric neuropsychology, lifespan developmental neuropsychology, neuro-oncology/hematology-oncology

Education & Training
BS, Psychology Wofford College, 2002
MS, Clinical Psychology, Palo Alto University, 2006
Pre-Doctoral Residency, Southern Louisiana Internship Consortium – Louisiana State University/Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System, 2012
PhD, Clinical Psychology, Palo Alto University, 2012
Pediatric Neuropsychology Fellowship, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 2016