Dr. Hammer has earned a well-deserved and unsurpassed reputation for neurological care in the Pittsburgh region. At UPMC Mercy Hospital, Dr. Hammer developed the renowned Stroke Clinic and founded the department’s Neurosonology lab — a revolutionary diagnostic advance for carotid artery disease that helps to reduce the risk of stroke. He has contributed to numerous national clinical research studies, including SENTIS (Safety and Efficacy of NeuroFlo Technology for Ischemic Stroke), and has participated in multiple industry- and National Institutes of Health-sponsored clinical trials.
At St. Clair Hospital, Dr. Hammer is bringing his broader vision for neurological care to life by expanding services, including establishing a multidisciplinary approach to treating dementia that includes psychiatry, psychology and social work. His research background in novel approaches to acute stroke care has inspired new ways to close the gap between inpatient and post-hospital care, primarily through advanced telemedicine. And he is working with the St. Clair neurology team to revolutionize care for movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and epilepsy.
Dr. Hammer shares St. Clair Hospital’s defining commitment to delivering exceptional care with a personal understanding of each patient’s unique needs and goals. To learn more about our neurology services and the people behind them, click here.
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