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Dr Alexander Hamilton

Academic Clinical Fellow

 01392 408108

 RILD Building 2.22


University of Exeter Medical School, RILD Building, RD&E Hospital Wonford, Barrack Road, Exeter, EX2 5DW, UK


Alex is a clinician specialising in Nephrology and General Medicine. He is an Academic Clinical Fellow (ST5), supervised by Andrew Hattersley and Coralie Bingham. His academic clinical fellowship has led to the award of the Tony Wing Paediatric and Young Adult Nephrology fellowship examining the outcomes of adults with a childhood onset of renal failure which will be undertaken from August 2014, based at the UK Renal Registry and the University of Bristol.


BSc (Hons) 2005, Imperial College London

MBBS (Distinction in Clinical Sciences) 2007, Imperial College London

MRCP (UK) 2010, Royal College of Physicians

MRCP (Nephrology) 2013, Royal College of Physicians


2007 - 2009: Foundation Training, Torbay Hospital

2009 - 2011: Core Medical Training, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital

2011 - 2020: Specialist Training in Nephrology and General (internal) Medicine, Peninsula/Severn Deanery

2014 - 2018: PhD (Tony Wing fellowship), UKRR and University of Bristol


Research interests

Fanconi syndrome

Atypical haemolytic uraemic syndrome

Transition nephrology

Research projects

Exploring the phenotype of the HNF4A R76W mutation and demonstrating this is a mutation specific effect.

Examining the prevalence of the Complement Factor H mutation c.3643C>G; p.Arg1215Gly in healthy Devon subjects as well as dialysis patients.

Contribution to Nicholas Evans' patient journey article on Mushroom poisoning causing irreversible renal failure.

Co-author of a review article on HNF1B.




Alex is involved in teaching the medical undergraduates during their acute kidney injury week.

Supervision / Group

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