Dr. Hamel was born and raised in Pennsylvania and attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine before training in Internal Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Afterward, he served Inpatient Chief Resident and then joined the faculty at UCSF, where he worked in the Urgent Care, Emergency Room, and Inpatient Wards. While on faculty there, his scholarly work centered on how to teach the clinical reasoning process. He joined Aurora in 2015 as a Primary Care Physician at Aurora St. Luke's Internal Medicine Clinic and later as a Faculty Preceptor in the Aurora Sinai Internal Medicine Resident Clinic. He took over as program director in July 2019. He lives in Brookfield with his wife and sons.
All 10 of our core General Internal Medicine faculty and most of our large number of subspecialty faculty hold clinical appointments with the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.
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