David Hamlar Jr

Assistant Professor


Dr. Hamlar specializes in craniofacial and skull base surgery. He prides his work on helping patients facing difficult to remove cranial base tumors and disfiguring traumatic injuries to restore them to an acceptable cosmetic and functional lifestyle.

He provides the full breadth of plastic and reconstructive surgical options for my patients. From newborns with cleft lips and palates to cancer patients requiring free tissue transfer; from skull base tumors only accessible with minimally invasive techniques to restoring form and function to injured patients This has been reinforced through my military career taking care of our wounded men and women, as well as humanitarian missions taking care of those who otherwise would not receive care.

In addition, he works with high school, college, and professional sports teams to enhance and return them to full active participation in their respective sports.


Craniofacial Skull Base Surgery


Undergrad:  Tufts University

Dental School: Howard University

Med School: The Ohio State University

Internship: Mount Carmel Medical Center

Residency: The Ohio State University

Fellowship: University of Minnesota

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology
  • American Board of Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery

Awards and Recognition

  • Retired Major General Minnesota National Guard
  • State of Minnesota Veterans' Service Award
  • Mpls. St. Paul Magazine Top Doctor
  • Minnesota Monthly Magazine Top Doctor

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery - Fellow
  • American Academy of Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery - Fellow
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
  • American Legion


  • Xanthogranulomatous Sialadenitis, an Uncommon Reactive Change is Often Associated with Warthin’s Tumor, Lihong Bu, Hui, Zhu, Emilian, Racila1, Sobia, Khaja, David Hamlar, Faqian, Li. Head and Neck Pathology, 1(3). Springer Science+Business Media, LLC. Springer Nature 12 Aug 2019.
  • Tsung-yen Hsieh, Raj D Dedhia, Whitney Chiao, Harley Dresner, Ruth J Barta, Sofia Lyford-Pike, David Hamlar, Scott J Stephan Warren Schubert, Peter A Hilger, A Guide to Facial Trauma Triage and Precautions in the COVID-19 Pandemic. Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine,  https://doi.org/10.1089/fpsam .2020.0185 16 April 2020.
  • Fadlullah Ba'th,, Tanisha Hutchinson,, Annie Meares,, David Hamlar. Metastatic Prostate Cancer Involving the Sphenoid Sinus and Mandible. Ear Nose Throat J, 26 May 2021
  • https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=DAvid+Hamlar&sort=date



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