Donald Hilton, M.D.

Board Member

Dr. Hilton is a neurosurgeon and clinical associate professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center, serving as director of the spine fellowship at the medical school program, and director of neurosurgical training for the residency program at the Methodist Hospital. He travels and speaks nationally and internationally, and has published book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles, with special interest in minimally invasive spinal surgery and neural mechanisms involving addiction.

He is currently listed in Best Doctors in America, is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

He has recently authored and co-authored several papers on addiction in peer-reviewed journals. One published in 2011 in the Journal of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) investigated the role of natural instinctive craving in addiction. In addition, other papers published in 2013 and 2014 in the journal Socioaffective Neuroscience and Psychology explored pornography addiction from the perspective of neural learning models.