William F Hamilton

William F Hamilton, M.D.

Clinical Associate Professor

Department: MD-PATHOLOGY-MEDICAL EXAMINER
Business Phone: (352) 273-9292
Business Email: hamilwf@pathology.ufl.edu

About William F Hamilton

William F. Hamilton, M.D., has been the chief medical examiner at the Office of the District Eight Medical Examiner, serving seven counties in North Central Florida, since 1981. He also provides surgical pathology and cytology diagnostic services at UF Health Shands Hospital and UF Health Pathology Laboratories.

Dr. Hamilton is involved in teaching forensic pathology and related topics in forensic science to medical students and residents and provides frequent medicolegal consultations for officials of the courts, as well as law enforcement and public health agencies.

Board Certifications

  • Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
    American Board of Pathology
  • Forensic Pathology
    American Board of Pathology

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine
Subspecialties
  • Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
  • Forensic Pathology

Publications

2018
An Incidental Diffuse Midline Glioma Found at Autopsy.
Journal of forensic sciences. 63(1):316-317 [DOI] 10.1111/1556-4029.13540. [PMID] 28508521.
2018
Automatic Semantic Edge Labeling Over Legal Citation Graphs
Artificial Intelligence and Law. 26(2, SI):127-144 [DOI] 10.1007/s10506-018-9217-1.
2014
Carcinosarcoma of the ureter with a small cell component: report of a rare pathologic entity and potential for diagnostic error on biopsy.
Case reports in pathology. 2014 [DOI] 10.1155/2014/391615. [PMID] 25587477.
2009
Forensic Review of Methadone-Related Decedents in Gainesville, Florida
Substance Abuse. 30
2005
Review of autopsy findings in judicial electrocutions.
The American journal of forensic medicine and pathology. 26(3):261-7 [PMID] 16121083.
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1999
Evidence of arteriosclerosis in cremated remains.
The American journal of forensic medicine and pathology. 20(3):277-80 [PMID] 10507798.
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1998
Identification of cocaine analytes in fingernail and toenail specimens.
Journal of forensic sciences. 43(5):974-9 [PMID] 9729814.
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1997
Underwater cave diving fatalities in Florida: a review and analysis.
Journal of forensic sciences. 42(5):807-11 [PMID] 9304826.
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Grants

Jan 2021 ACTIVE
2020 Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grant
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: FL DEPT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT via US DEPT OF JUSTICE NATL INST OF JUSTICE
Jan 2020 – Dec 2020
2019 Coverdell Grant Solicitation
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: FL DEPT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT via US DEPT OF JUSTICE NATL INST OF JUSTICE
Jan 2019 – Dec 2019
2018 Coverdell Grant Solicitation
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: FL DEPT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT via US DEPT OF JUSTICE NATL INST OF JUSTICE
Jan 2018 – Dec 2018
2017 Coverdell Grant Solicitation
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: FL DEPT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT via US DEPT OF JUSTICE NATL INST OF JUSTICE
Jan 2017 – Dec 2017
Mortuary Cot and Camera Request for Floridas Medical Examiner District 8
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: FL DEPT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT via US DEPT OF JUSTICE
Oct 2015 – Sep 2016
Histology blocks and microscopic slide storage cabinets for Florida's Medical Examiner District 8
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: FL DEPT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT via US DEPT OF JUSTICE NATL INST OF JUSTICE

Education

Residency – Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
1979 · Duke University
Fellowship – Forensic Pathology
1978 · Duke University
Internship – Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
1976 · Duke University
Medical Degree
1975 · University of Miami

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-9292
Emails: