New faculty spotlight: Mark Hamill, MD

August 04, 2021

Image with caption: Mark Hamill, MD

Mark Hamill, MD

Mark Hamill, MD, is a new faculty member at UNMC.

Name: Mark Hamill, MD

Hometown: Point Lookout, New York

Title at UNMC and Nebraska Medicine: Associate professor, UNMC Department of Surgery, Division of Acute Care Surgery; critical care surgeon, Nebraska Medicine.

Professional and medical interests:

  • Education in critical care, trauma surgery and general surgery
  • Quality improvement in general surgery, trauma surgery and surgical intensive care
  • Firearms injuries and ballistics
  • Prehospital trauma care and critical care
  • Transfusion practices in surgery and critical care with a specific interest in massive transfusion


  • MD, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York
  • Residency, general surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina
  • Fellowship, surgical critical care,the University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas

How did you fall in love with medicine:  Prior to attending medical school, I was an EMT for my local fire department and the New York City EMS system. In addition, I worked as a police officer for the New York City Police Department in the mid-1990s. Through these experiences, my interest in trauma and critically ill patients gelled into a commitment to a career in medicine -- specifically in trauma surgery and surgical intensive care medicine. During medical school, I continued to work part time as both a paramedic and police officer, which only increased my commitment to trauma and critical care. I'm probably a bit of an adrenaline junkie, which also doesn't hurt!


  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American College of Critical Care Medicine
  • Academy of Master Surgeon Educators
  • American Association for the Surgery of Trauma
  • Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma
  • Southeastern Surgical Congress
  • Surgical Infection Society
  • Association for Surgical Education
  • American Medical Association

Three things people don’t know about me:

  • I am an avid firearms enthusiast and am looking to get started in competitive shooting.
  • Since I wasn't busy enough - I completed my private pilot training and obtained my pilots license while in medical school.
  • I worked as a police officer for almost 10 years prior to graduating from medical school.

Locations: General Surgery Clinic at Lauritzen Outpatient Center

Appointments and referrals: 402-559-4017

Kim Songster
August 05, 2021 at 6:56 PM

Welcome Dr. Hamill! We are so excited to have you here!