Dr. Hamilton has served as the Chief of Neurosurgery and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center. His first book, "The Scalpel and the Soul: Encounters with Surgery, the Supernatural, and the Healing Power of Hope" (Tarcher/Penguin 2009), won the Silver Nautilus Award in 2009 for “books that change the world.”
1. I’m Not a Doctor But I Play One on TV
The Changing Face of American Healthcare As Seen Through Television Medical Dramas Over the Last Sixty Years
By Allan J. Hamilton, MD
Medical Consultant to the hit TV series “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Private Practice”
2. The Spiritual Journey of a Reluctant Surgeon
In the increasingly demanding, high-tech world of healthcare, it’s easy to forget that compassion remains the essential ingredient of healthcare. Dr. Allan Hamilton shares some stories –and hard lessons--from his own journey, from starting off his working career as a janitor and how it would eventually lead him to becoming a Harvard-trained brain surgeon. Along the way, he would discover that the spiritual and emotional challenges his patients faced would eventually reflect back onto his own life.
Number of talks depends on number of sea days! The final programme will be given on board