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Maxim Hammer, MD, Neurology, Pittsburgh, PA, UPMC Bedford

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Neurology Pittsburgh, PA

Vascular Neurology

Chief of Neurology, St. Clair Hospital

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  • Dr. Maxim Hammer is a neurologist in Pittsburgh, PA and is Chief of Neurology at St. Clair Health, part of the Mayo Clinical Care Network. Dr. Hammer was previously the Vice Chairman of Neurology at the University of Pittsburgh, and had been a Neurologist there from 2002-2020, except for a one year sabbatical with the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi from 2017-18.
    He received his medical degree from Albany Medical College, Residency at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Vascular Neurology fellowship at University of Pittsburgh, MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. He has more than 100 publications and over 500 citings.

Education & Training

  • UPMC Medical Education
    UPMC Medical EducationFellowship, Vascular Neurology, 2002 - 2003
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Cleveland Clinic FoundationResidency, Neurology, 1999 - 2002
  • MedStar Health/Georgetown-Washington Hospital Center
    MedStar Health/Georgetown-Washington Hospital CenterInternship, Internal Medicine, 1998 - 1999
  • Albany Medical College
    Albany Medical CollegeClass of 1998
  • Dartmouth College
    Dartmouth CollegeBachelor's, 1991 - 1994
  • University of Pittsburgh, Katz School of Business
    University of Pittsburgh, Katz School of BusinessEH-MBA

Certifications & Licensure

  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 2002 - 2024
  • WV State Medical License
    WV State Medical License 2016 - 2020
  • MD State Medical License
    MD State Medical License 2009 - 2020
  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 2018 - 2020
  • OH State Medical License
    OH State Medical License 2000 - 2002
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Neurology
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Vascular Neurology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification EpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2011

Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Interfacility transfer directly to the neuroangiography suite in acute ischemic stroke patients undergoing throbectomy  
    Jadhav AP, Kenmuir CL, Aghaebrahim A, Limaye K, Wechsler LR, Hammer MD, Starr MT, Molyneaux BJ, Rocha M, Guyette FX, Martin-Gill C, Ducruet AF, Gross BA, Jankowitz BT,..., Stroke, 1/1/2017
  • Three-dimensional representations of objects in dorsal cortex are dissociable from those in ventral cortex  
    Freud E, Ganel T, Shelef I, Hammer MD, Avidan G, Behrmann M, Cerebral Cortex, 1/1/2017
  • Aspirin response test role in platelet transfution following intracerebral hemorrhage  
    Engel-Haber E, Horev A, Chablani P, Bornstein NM, Jadhav A, Jovin TG, Reddy V, Hammer MD, Clin Neurol Neurosurg, 1/1/2015
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Books/Book Chapters


  • Outcomes After Endovascular Treatment for Anterior Circulation Stroke Presenting Beyond 8 Hours of Time Last Seen Well Do Not Differ in Wake-Up Strokes Vs Witnessed On...
    Aghaebrahim A, Leiva-Salinas C, Zaidi S, Zhu G, Reddy V, Hammer M, Jankowitz B, Wintermark M, Jovin T, Stroke, 1/1/2012
  • Length of Hospitalization and Discharge Disposition Among Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients with Moderate to Severe Stroke by Treatment.
    Koehler S, Hammer M, Reddy V, Jumaa M, Zaidi S, Jovin T, Stroke, 1/1/2012
  • Clinical Outcomes Following Endovascular Stroke Treatment Facilitated via Telestroke Evaluation.
    Demel S, Aghaebrahim A, Reddy V, Hammer M, Massaro L, Jumaa M, Jovin T, Wechsler L, Zaidi S, Stroke, 1/1/2012
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Press Mentions

  • Can You Spot a Stroke? 1 in 3 Americans Don't Know the Signs
    Can You Spot a Stroke? 1 in 3 Americans Don't Know the SignsNovember 6th, 2019

Hospital Affiliations