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Panelist: Stephen R. Hammes, MD, PhD
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Stephen R. Hammes, MD, PhD

Chief, Division of Endocrinology. Diabetes, and Metabolism
University of Rochester Medical Center
Louis S. Wolk, Distinguished Professor of Medicine

Dr. Hammes graduated with a degree in Chemistry from Cornell University in 1985.  He then entered and completed the M.D./Ph.D. program at Duke University. Dr. Hammes then moved to the University of California in San Francisco (UCSF), where he completed an internship and residency in General Medicine, followed by a fellowship in Endocrinology.

In 1999, Dr. Hammes joined the faculty at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, where he was a W.W. Caruth Scholar in Biomedical Research and Co-Director of the Endocrinology Fellowship program. Dr. Hammes moved to the University of Rochester in 2009 to become the Louis S. Wolk Distinguished Professor of Medicine and the Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism.

Dr. Hammes is interested in ovarian development and function.  His laboratory studies steroid synthesis and actions in the ovary, with a focus on the pathophysiology of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). In addition, Dr. Hammes has recently become interested in prostate cancer.  Dr. Hammes is the Editor-in-Chief of the scientific journal “Molecular Endocrinology,” is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, and actively serves on N.I.H. and D.O.D. study sections.

Click here for information about the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at the University of Rochester.



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