David Hamlar, MD, DDS, will provide the keynote lecture at the URM event during the 2013 Medical Alumni Reunion. He will speak on ENT Reconstructive Surgery and thoughts on Facial Transplantation. The event will take place on Saturday, October 19 at 10:30 am in the Ross Heart Hospital Auditorium. To register, visit go.osu.edu/medreunion
David Hamlar, MD, DDS received his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1988, after completing dental school at Howard University in 1981. Following medical school, he performed postdoctoral research at the Otological Research Laboratory at Ohio State in 1989. Dr. Hamlar completed residency training at The Ohio State University in Preliminary Surgery, at Mt. Carmel Medical Center, in 1990, and in Otolarygngology/Head and Neck Surgery in 1994. He served a fellowship in Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Minnesota in 1995. His residency and fellowship helped him become gifted at helping patients afflicted with head and neck cancers and assisting them with reconstructing their lives. Double-boarded in otolaryngology and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, he then joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota—and the Air National Guard as a Commander and State Air Surgeon.
Dr. Hamlar has received numerous awards for his achievements in academia and the military, including the Minneapolis Rotary Service before Self Award in 2007, State of Minnesota Distinguished Service Award in 2008, and the United States Air National Guard Flight Surgeon of the Year in 2009. In addition to these achievements, he has held prestigious academic and administrative roles. Currently a Clinical Scholar for the Division of Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, and on the Admissions Committee for the Medical School, at the University of Minnesota, he serves on the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Specialty Surgery Committee.
Dr. Hamlar’s research interests include microvascular flat reconstruction and microtia (congenital ear) reconstruction. He aspires to improve his capabilities through a busy clinical practice, research, teaching, humanitarian volunteering and military efforts. He now hopes to focus on the clinical adaptation of technology. “There is always more to learn, different directions to turn and more discoveries to make, to help others achieve their goals. Those are the reasons I originally chose medicine as a career,” he says.