Dr. Mika Hamilton

Dr. Mika Hamilton

Academic Rank
Assistant Professor

Fellowship Program Director, International CCM Fellowship, UHN/MSH
Clinician Teacher

Medical/Professional Qualifications

Assistant Professor in Anesthesiology, University of Toronto
Staff Anesthesiologist and Intensivist, University Health Network

Dr. Mika Hamilton graduated in medicine from the University of Dundee in 2005. She completed her anesthesia and critical care medicine training in the North East of England, before moving to Toronto in 2015 to undertake a critical care medicine fellowship at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. She was elected as Chief Fellow for the program during this time, and subsequently completed a critical care medicine fellowship and thoracic anesthesia fellowship at University Health Network. She is now a staff anesthesiologist and intensivist at University Health Network, and is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Health Services Research through the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at University of Toronto.

Area of Academic Focus
Healthcare worker wellbeing
Sleep and shift work
Outcomes after critical illness

Honours and Awards
Best New Generation E-Poster, Intensive Care Society State of the Art Meeting, December 2016 Garner King award for Best Clinical or Quality Improvement Study, Critical Care Canada Forum November 2016

Most Significant Publications

1. Hamilton M, Tomlinson G, Chu L et al. Determinants of Depressive Symptoms at One Year after Intensive Care Unit Discharge in Survivors of ≥ 7 Days of Mechanical Ventilation: Results from the RECOVER Program. CHEST. 2019;156(3):466-476 

2. Rajchgot J, Hamilton M, Wong D, Fischer S, Leligdowicz A. Severe lactic acidosis due to excessive consumption of Cellucor C4 supplement. Canadian Journal of Respiratory, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine. April 2019. Available from https://doi.org/10.1080/24745332.2019.1582306 

3. Hamilton M, Amaral A. Dexmedetomidine to Reduce Intubation Time in Patients with Agitated Delirium [letter]. The Journal of the American Medical Association. 2016;316(7):772-773. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.8599

4. Lobaz S, Hamilton M, Glossop A, Raithatha A. Critical Care MCQs: A companion for Intensive Care Exams [book]. Shrewsbury: TFM Publishing; 2014.

5. Mather MW, Hamilton M, Messer B. Gastric perforation due to nasogastric tube insertion. Journal of the Intensive Care Society. 2014;15(3):264

6. Law S, Hamilton M, Latimer J, Tint J. Liver and splenic lacerations following successful cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Anaesthesia Cases. 2014.Available at http://www.anaesthesiacases.org/case-reports/2014-0063

7. Hamilton M, Chishti A. Advanced Cardiovascular Monitoring. Surgery. 2013;31(2):90-97




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