Maxim D. Hammer, MD, MBA

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Recognized as a leader in stroke neurology, dementia and general neurology, Dr. Hammer is committed to reshaping neurological care to meet the unique needs of each patient.

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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Maxim D. Hammer, M.D., MBA

Dr. Hammer earned his medical degree at Albany Medical College, Albany, N.Y., and completed his neurology residency at Cleveland Clinic, where he was elected chief resident. He also completed a Vascular Neurology Fellowship at UPMC. Dr. Hammer was named a “Best Doctor” in Neurology in Pittsburgh Magazine’s “2020 Best Doctors” report. Before joining St. Clair, he held numerous titles, including Vice Chairman, Clinical Affairs, Department of Neurology; Clinical Director of Neurology; and Director of Stroke Services at UPMC Mercy Hospital. Board-certified in both neurology and vascular neurology, he also currently serves as an associate professor, Department of Neurology, at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Hammer practices with St. Clair Medical Services at the St. Clair Hospital Outpatient Center in Peters Township.

Practice Location

St. Clair Hospital 
1000 Bower Hill Road, Suite 105, Pittsburgh PA 15243

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