Dr. Kojo Hamilton, MD

Dr. Kojo Hamilton, MD

Neurosurgeon at UPMC Department of Neurosurgery

Meet Dr. Kojo Hamilton, MD

Dr. Kojo Hamilton, MD, a recognized leader in scoliosis, adult spinal deformity and trauma, joined the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery in July of 2014.

He received his medical degree and residency training from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. He underwent further subspecialty training in complex spine, spinal deformity, scoliosis and spine surgical oncology, with a combined neurosurgical and orthopedic (AOSpine) fellowship, at the University of Virginia. Dr. Hamilton further received subspecialty training in Auckland City Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand.

He is board certified in neurological surgery and a fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and a candidate member of the Scoliosis Research Society.

After training, Dr. Hamilton received appointments at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Maryland Shock Trauma Hospital where he treated patients with complex spine deformity and severe spine and brain trauma. Before joining UPMC, Dr. Hamilton was at the Oregon Health and Science University Spine Center where he treated patients with neurological trauma as well as spinal deformity conditions including adult idiopathic scoliosis, spondylolisthesis and general back and neck pain.

Dr. Hamilton is nationally involved in teaching advanced and current techniques in scoliosis and adult spine deformity. He has an extensive research background in spine surgery and has presented nationally and internationally on the subject.

Dr. Hamilton has received several awards and accolades from his patients, nurses and peers.

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How Dr. Kojo Hamilton, MD Can Help You


  • Neurosurgeon


  • Fellowship, Complex Spine - University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Residency - University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Fellowship, Brain and Spine - Auckland City Hospital
  • Medical Degree - University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia


  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Basilar Invagination
  • Degenerative Conditions
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Herniations
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Fractures
  • Hemangioblastoma
  • Hemangiomas
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Lordosis
  • Meningioma
  • Metastatic Tumors
  • Nerve Compression
  • Nerve Entrapment
  • Neurofibroma
  • Schwannoma
  • Spinal Canal and Cerebellum Conditions
  • Spinal Compression Fractures
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Trauma
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Trauma
  • Traumatic Injuries
  • Vascular Malformations


  • Axial Lumbar Interbody Fusion (AxiaLIF®)
  • CT-Guided Surgery
  • Cervical Discectomy
  • Cervical Dorsal Root Rhizotomy
  • Dorsal Root Entry Zone (DREZ)
  • Dynamic lumbar stabilization
  • Endoscopic Spinal Tumor Resection
  • Endoscopic Sympathectomy
  • Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion (XLIF)
  • Hydrocephalus Shunts
  • Intrathecal Pain (Pump) Therapy
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microforaminotomy
  • Microlaminectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Pain Management
  • Selective Nerve Root Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimuation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spine Oncology
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Traditional Surgery
  • Tumor Resection
  • Vertebroplasty

Accolades for Dr. Kojo Hamilton, MD

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • AANS/CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves
  • AANS/CNS Joint Section on Neurotrauma and Critical Care
  • AOSpine North America
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Scoliosis Research Society

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery
  • Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons


  • 2016 - Pittsburgh’s Best Doctors, Pittsburgh Magazine

Office Information for Dr. Kojo Hamilton, MD

200 Lothrop Street
Suite B-400
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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200 Lothrop Street
Suite B-400
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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