St. Clair Welcomes New Neurology Chief

Maxim D. Hammer, M.D.

St. Clair Hospital has appointed noted neurologist Maxim D. Hammer, M.D., MBA, as its new Chief of Neurology. Dr. Hammer joins St. Clair from UPMC, where 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, where he helped develop the Stroke Clinic. Dr. Hammer founded and directed the Neurosonology lab, which provides outpatient and inpatient services, using carotid duplex and transcranial ultrasonography.

Dr. Hammer earned his medical degree at Albany Medical College, Albany, New York, 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 holds an executive healthcare master’s degree in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh Katz School of Business. He is an associate professor, Department of Neurology, at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Hammer is board-certified in neurology, as well as in vascular neurology.

“We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Hammer to St. Clair,” says John T. Sullivan, M.D., MBA, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at St. Clair. “He brings substantial clinical and programmatic expertise in the management of stroke patients. In terms of the impact on health and quality of life, stroke outcomes are arguably one of the most important for our region and Dr. Hammer brings cutting-edge practices to our team.”

“Joining St. Clair,” says Dr. Hammer, “is an excellent opportunity for me to be part of a health system that is so supportive of neurology. I look forward to working with my colleagues at St. Clair to make an excellent program even better.”

Dr. Hammer practices with St. Clair Medical Services and is seeing patients at St. Clair Hospital Outpatient Center,  Peters Township. To contact Dr. Hammer, please call 412.942.6300.