Dr. Donald Hilton
Dr. Donald Hilton is an adjunct associate professor of neurosurgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, where he is the director of the spine fellowship and the director of neurosurgical training at the Methodist Hospital rotation. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a diplomate of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. His research and publishing interests have included traumatic brain injury, minimally invasive surgery, and neural mechanisms of addiction.
He has authored recent peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters on addiction, including papers published in the Journal of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Socioaffective Neuroscience and Psychology, Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity, and Surgical Neurology International, where he serves on the editorial board. He is also a co-author of a chapter on the neurobiology of sexual addiction in the recently published psychiatric textbook Neurobiology of Addiction by Oxford University Press. He also serves on the board of directors of the Washington DC based National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE), and has served on the board for the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH).
Dr. Hilton has spoken at numerous symposiums and forums on pornography as a public health issue in the United States and internationally, including at a Vatican conference in 2017. He and his wife Jana have 5 children and 6 grandchildren.