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Maxim D. Hammer, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Phone: (412) 647-3030

Specialized Areas of Interest

Augmenting cerebral perfusion in acute stroke; hypothermia in acute stroke; vascular cognitive impairment.


Maxim D. Hammer, MD, was born in Montreal, but moved to the United States in 1983. He studied at Dartmouth College and Albany Medical College. His medical internship was at the Washington Hospital Center, followed by his neurology residency at the Cleveland Clinic, where he was chief resident. He completed his vascular neurology fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he has remained on faculty since 2003.

His interests are mostly focused on the management of acute stroke, and he is involved in designing several original research projects using Neuroflo™ and hypothermia technology in improving stroke outcome and expanding the window of opportunity to reverse stroke.

Dr. Hammer has a methodological approach to stroke management, which he enjoys teaching to residents, nurses, hospital administrators, emergency medical personnel, internists, and other neurologists, through frequent lectures in Western Pennsylvania..

Dr. Hammer's publications can be reviewed through the National Library of Medicine's publication database.

Board Certifications

Vascular Neurology

Hospital Privileges

UPMC Presbyterian
UPMC Shadyside
Magee Women's Hospital
UPMC Passavant
UPMC St.Margarets
UPMC Braddock
UPMC McKeesport

Professional Organization Membership

American Academy of Neurology
American Heart Association Stroke Council

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Dr. Hammer

Dr. Hammer