Penn Medicine

Director, Penn Brain Science, Innovation, Translation, and Modulation (brainSTIM) Center

Roy Hamilton, MD is an Associate Professor in the departments of Neurology and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Pennsylvania, where he also directs the Laboratory for Cognition and Neural Stimulation (LCNS). He has been engaged in research in the field of brain stimulation since 1998, and has employed TMS and tDCS in a range of studies exploring a range of topics, including but not limited to cognitive control, visuospatial processing, language production, semantic memory, and creativity. He is a clinically trained behavioral neurologist and cognitive neuroscientist, and as such has dedicated his career to exploring the structure-function and network-function relationships that underpin complex human behaviors. Dr. Hamilton’s work has been supported by a variety of funding agencies, including the NIH, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, American Academy of Neurology, Society for Neuroscience, Association for Frontotemporal Dementia, and Templeton Foundation.

Dr. Hamilton also serves as Director of the Penn Clinical Neurosciences Training Program, an Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion for the Perelman School of Medicine, and the Vice Chair of Diversity and Inclusion for the University of Pennsylvania Department of Neurology. He is the recipient of numerous accolades, including the American Academy of Neurology’s Norman Geschwind Award for behavioral neurology research and Penn’s Leonard Berwick Award for excellence in basic science and clinical education.