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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Jill Hamilton, MD

The Hospital for Sick Children
Division Head

Staff Physician

Research Institute
Senior Associate Scientist
Translational Medicine

University of Toronto
Department of Paediatrics

Phone: 416-813-5115
Fax: 416-813-6304
Email: jill.hamilton@sickkids.ca
Alternate Contact: Becky James
Alternate Phone: 416-813-6217
Alternate Email: becky.james@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Jill Hamilton received her medical degree at The University of Ottawa, Ontario and Paediatric specialty degree at The University of Toronto. She trained in Paediatric Endocrinology at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto.

She is currently Head of the Division of Endocrinology, Department of Paediatrics and Professor, University of Toronto and Senior Associate Scientist at the Research Institute at The Hospital for Sick Children. She is the medical director of the SickKids Team Obesity Management Program (STOMP), and director of the Centre for Healthy Active Kids at SickKids.   

Clinical Interests

  • Comprehensive tertiary care of children and teens with complex obesity, including hypothalamic obesity and bariatric surgery patients
  • Care of children with endocrine and metabolic disorders, with an interest in type 2 diabetes, hypothalamic and pituitary disorders and polycystic ovarian syndrome

Research Interests

  • Obesity
  • Insulin resistance/beta cell secretion and type 2 diabetes
  • Clinical interventions and outcomes

Research Activities

Dr. Hamilton's research focuses on (i) the metabolic complications of obesity in childhood, (ii) biologic and psychosocial determinants of obesity, (iii) mechanisms of weight regulation in hypothalamic obesity, and (iv) obesity treatment outcomes and interventions.


For more information please visit the Centre for Healthy Active Kids or STOMP webpages.


For a list of Dr. Hamilton's publications please visit PubMed.