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Chad E. Hamner, MD
Cook Children's Physician Network

Chad E. Hamner
Specialties:Pediatric Surgery
Education:University of Alabama School of Medicine
Residency:Mayo Clinic and Foundation
Fellowship:Pediatric Surgery – Cohen Family Children’s Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY and Surgical Critical Care – Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio
Board Certified:General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, Pediatric Surgery

I was born and raised in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. I attended the University of Alabama and received a bachelor of arts in English Literature. I received my doctor of medicine degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham, Alabama. I completed residency in general surgery at the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, MN. While at Mayo, I also completed a two year fellowship in the Clinical Investigator program focused on cardiovascular research. I then completed fellowship in surgical critical care at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH. Subsequently, I completed training in pediatric surgery at Cohen Family Children’s Medical Center in New Hyde Park, NY.

I am currently board-certified in general surgery, surgical critical care and pediatric surgery from the American Board of Surgery and I am a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. I have been practicing surgery for 10 years and my clinical focus is pediatric surgery and critical care. I currently serve as the Medical Director for Pediatric Trauma Services and Co-Medical Director of Pediatric Critical Care Services at Cook Children’s Medical Center, Fort Worth, TX.

My wife and I have been married for 10 years and have been blessed with three sons. My extended family still resides in Alabama and my wife’s family all reside in Wisconsin. Outside of my work, I enjoy spending time with my family, travel, outdoor activities and Alabama football.


1500 Cooper St.
Fort Worth, TX 76104
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750 Mid-Cities Blvd., Ste 100
Hurst, TX 76054
(817) 605-4500
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6210 John Ryan Dr., Ste. 107
Fort Worth, Texas 76132
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1. Hamner CE. Congenital Duodenal Obstruction. In Neonatal Surgery. Edited by  Dolgin SE and Hamner CE. Singapore: World Scientific (2010 in press).
2. Hamner CE and Schaff HV. Surgical Management of Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy. In Advanced Therapy in Cardiac Surgery, 2nd Edition. Edited by Franco KL and Verrier ED. Hamilton, Ontario; Lewiston, NY: B.C. Decker. 2003, pp230-40.
3. Hamner CE, Groner JI, Caniano DA, Hayes JR, Kenney BD.  Blunt Intra-abdominal Arterial Injury in Pediatric Trauma Patients: Injury Distribution and Markers of Outcome.  J Peds Surg 2008;43:916-23.
4. Potter DD, Araoz PA, Ng LL, Kruger DG, Thompson JL, Hamner CE, Rysavy JA, Mandrekar JN, Sundt TM.  Cardiotropin-1 and Myocardial Strain Change Heterogeneously in Cardiomyopathy.  J Surg Res 2007;141:277–83.
5. Thompson JL, Hamner CE, Potter DD, Lewin M, Sundt TM, Schaff HV.  Melagatran for thromboprophylaxis after mechanical valve implantation: Results in a heterotopic porcine model.  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2007;134:359-365.
6. Pham TH, Moir C, Thompson GB, Zarroug AE, Hamner CE, Farley DR, van Heerden J, Lteif AN, Young WF Jr.  Pheochromocytoma and Paraganglioma in Children: A Review of Medical and Surgical Management at a Tertiary Care Center.  J Peds Surg 2006, 118(3): 1109-17.
7. Zarroug AF, Hamner CE, Houghton SG, Pham TH, Stavlo P, Moir CR, Rodeberg DA. Bilateral Staged vs. Bilateral Simultaneous Thoracotomy in the Pediatric Population: Which is better?  J Pediatr Surg. 2006:41(4);647-51.
8. Hamner CE, Potter DD, Cho KR, Lutterman A, Francischelli D, Sundt TM III, Schaff HV.  Irrigated Radiofrequency Ablation With Transmurality Feedback Reliably Produces Cox Maze Lesions In Vivo.  Ann Thorac Sur 2005 Dec;80(6):2263-70.
9. Sorajja P, Hamner CE, Cable DG, Schaff HV. Prolonged Exposure of Canine Coronary Arteries to a Nitric Oxide Donor Desensitizes Soluble Guanylate Cyclase. J Surg Res 2005;123:82-8.
10. Hamner CE, Gloviczki P, Meany S, De Jesus RO. Endoscopic Vein Harvest and Minimal Incision Femoropopliteal Saphenous Vein Bypass Graft. Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Therapy 2004;16:T1-6.
11. Hamner CE, Ruth GR, Raffe M, Schoen FJ, Schaff HV. Safety and Biocompatability of a Passive Implantable Device that Alters Ventricular Geometry for the Treatment of Heart Failure. ASAIO J 2004;50,438-53.
12. Sorajja P, Cable DG, Hamner CE, Desai S, Schaff HV. Hirudin (Disulfated, 54-65) Contracts Canine Coronary Arteries: Extracellular Calcium Influx Mediates Hirudin-Induced Contractions. J Surg Res 2004;121,38-41.
13. Pearson PJ, Wei CM, Lin PJ, Burnett JC, Cable DG, Hamner CE, Schaff HV. Endothelium-Dependent Vasodilation During Acute Rejection in Canine Orthotopic Heart Transplants. J Surg Res 2004;121,56-61.
14. Zehr KJ, Hamner CE, Bonilla LF, Berg T, Cornelius R, Hindrichs P, Schaff HV.
Evaluation of a Novel 2 mm ID Stainless Steel Saphenous Vein to Coronary Artery Connector: Laboratory Studies of On-pump and Off-Pump Revascularization.  Eur J Caridothorac Surg 2003;23:925-33.
15. Hamner CE and Sundt TM III. Trends in Surgical Management of Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation. Curr Card Rep 2003 Mar; 2:116-24.
16. Hamner CE, Lutterman AA, Potter DD, Sundt TM III, Schaff HV, Francischelli DE. Irrigated Bipolar Radiofrequency Ablation with Transmurality Feedback for the Surgical Cox-Maze Procedure. Heart Surg Forum 2003;6:418-23.
17. Maruo A, Hamner CE, Rodrigues AJ, Higami T, Greenleaf J, Schaff  HV. Nitric Oxide and Prostacyclin in Ultrasonic Vasodilatation of the Canine Internal Mammary Artery.  Ann Thorac Surg 2003;76:126-32.
18. Takayama H, Hamner CE, Caccitolo JA, Hisamochi K, Pearson PJ, Schaff HV. A Novel Aantioxidant, EPC-K1, Stimulates Endothelial Nitric Oxide Production and Scavenges Hydroxyl Radicals. Circ J. 2003;67:1046-52.
19. Chiu-Pinheiro CK, O’Brien Timothy, Katusic ZS, Bonilla LF, Hamner CE, Schaff HV.  Gene Transfer to Coronary Artery Bypass Conduits. Ann Thorac Surg 2002; 74: 1161-6.
20. Hamner CE and Farnell MB. Diagnostic Dilemma: Splenic Hamartoma. J Contemp Surg July, 2000;56:409-13.
21. Surgical Care of Major Newborn Malformations. Edited by Dolgin SE and Hamner CE. Singapore: World Scientific. 2012.
22. Hamner CE, Rothstein DH, Hong AR. Chest Wall Abnormalities. In Textbook of Adolescent Health Care. Edited by Fisher MM, Alderman EM, Kreipe RE, and Rosenfeld WD: American Academy of Pediatrics 2011. pp1648-1657.

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