Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Methodist Academic Medicine Associates

Dale J. Hamilton, M.D.

Dale J. Hamilton, M.D.

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College Director, Diabetes Heart Program

Areas of Expertise

Endocrinology and Diabetes

Clinic Information

Methodist Academic Medicine Associates
6550 Fannin Street, Smith Tower #1101
Houston, TX 77030

713-441-0006 phone
713-790-6617 fax

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Clinical Service Chief, Section of Diabetes, Obesity & Lipids
  • Director, Diabetes Heart Program
  • Associate, TMH Research Institute

Professional Education

  • B.S., Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1974
  • M.D., St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 1978
  • Medicine Residency, Baylor Affiliated Hospital, 1978-1981
  • Fellowship in Endocrinology & Diabetes, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 1981-1983

Honors and Awards

  • "Best" or "Top" doctor listing in Endocrinology and Metabolism, 1998–99, 2001–2007
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, St. Louis University, 1978
  • Phi Beta Kappa membership, University of Washington, 1974

Administrative Appointments

The Methodist Hospital

  • TMH Medicine Care Management Performance Improvement Committee, 2007–present
  • Chair, Diabetes Advisory Board, 2007–present
  • Clinical Service Chief TMH Diabetes and Endocrinology Service, 2007–2010
  • TMH Clinical Research Unit Committee, 03/2007–present
  • Member, TMH Clinical Nutrition Subcommittee of P&T Committee, 2008
  • METHOD Structured Notes/Orders Committee, 2008
  • MRB Pancreas Transplantation Committee, 2008

The Methodist Hospital Physicians Organization (TMHPO)

  • Business Practices Committee (BPC), 8/2006, 2007, 2008
  • Deputy Chair 2008–2009

The Methodist Hospital Research Institute

  • Search Committee for Director of Diabetes/Metabolic Disease Center, 3/2007-12/2007
  • MCTR Advisory Committee Member 2008
  • TMH Diabetes and Endocrinology Service Chief

Research Interests

Primary research interest relates to the metabolic effects of diabetic states on the heart and cardiovascular system. I work with a research team comprised of investigators from the Methodist DeBakey Heart Center, TMH-Research foundation and the University of Houston. The team includes specialists in diabetes, cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, biochemistry and physics. The studies are designed to investigate how diabetes and metabolic syndrome (a pre-diabetes state) causes and accelerate cardiovascular disease. The underlying research hypothesis is that altered function in mitochondria, the organelles inside of cells that produce energy, leads to damage to the heart, blood vessels and nerves.