Medical Society to Install Leader

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The Indianapolis Medical Society is planning an installation ceremony this month for new president Mark Hamilton. He is a private practice physician who runs two plastic surgery offices. September 9, 2013

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Mark M. Hamilton, MD, will be installed as the 140th President of the Indianapolis Medical Society on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, during the regularly-scheduled IMS Board Meeting in the Indianapolis Medical Society Conference Center. In order to focus on his philosophy for the coming year, Dr. Hamilton has decided to forego a "formal" Inaugural and instead donate a portion of the money allocated for the Inaugural to the Indianapolis Medical Society Foundation’s Project Health.

Dr. Hamilton graduated Phi Beta Kappa with B.A. in Chemistry from Indiana University and his Medical Degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine. He received a merit based scholarship while in medical school and was recognized nationally for his research.

He completed his residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at St. Louis University, and followed this by completing a Facial Plastic Surgery fellowship through Indiana University. Dr. Hamilton is board certified by both the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr. Hamilton has been in private practice since 1998. He maintains two offices in Indianapolis for plastic surgery procedures (Hamilton Facial Plastic Surgery). As a recognized leader in his field, Dr. Hamilton has authored multiple publications and lectured widely to his colleagues on all aspects of facial plastic surgery. He is actively involved at the IU School of Medicine in resident teaching and is a Clinical Assistant Professor there. He has appointments with Indianapolis hospitals: Franciscan St. Francis Hospitals, Community Hospital South and IU North Hospital.

Dr. Hamilton has served in a variety of leadership positions in the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery, including Chairman of the Emerging Technologies committee and the Young Physicians Committee. In 2009 he was awarded the 1887 Award, nationally recognizing his commitment to the AAFPRS Foundation. He is also active in the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and has been selected to author questions for the board exams.

He is a fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and American College of Surgeons and is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, American Medical Association, Indiana State Medical Association and the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons.

Dr. Hamilton has served on numerous committees and in leadership positions for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, as well as, the Indianapolis Medical Society and the Indianapolis Medical Society Foundation. Dr. Hamilton has donated his time and support to many charitable organizations including the Julian Center, Nathan's Battle, and Project Health. He also continues to provide surgery for victims of domestic violence through the Face To Face program of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr. Hamilton is available for interviews; please contact Beverly Hurt, EVP, Indianapolis Medical Society to schedule an interview.

The Indianapolis Medical Society was founded in 1848 as a professional membership organization for Doctors of Medicine and Doctors of Osteopathy. "The mission of the Indianapolis Medical Society is to promote professional growth, advocacy for all physicians, and quality health care for the community.