URMC Recruits New Chief of Endocrinology

October 03, 2008

Stephen R. Hammes, M.D., Ph.D., has been appointed to lead the Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He will begin in his role as chief in January 2009.

Hammes most recently served as an associate professor in Endocrinology and the W.W. Caruth Jr. Scholar in Biomedical Research at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

“Dr. Hammes will be a fantastic addition to our faculty,” said Mark B. Taubman, M.D., the Charles E. Dewey Professor of Medicine and chairman of the URMC Department of Medicine. “Under his leadership as chief, the Division of Endocrinology will strengthen the goals of the Medical Center’s Strategic Plan and continue to move us forward in our clinical and research endeavors.”

His clinical interests relate to adrenal, endocrine, pituitary and thyroid conditions. He maintains an active research lab with NIH and other funding for studies regarding ovarian physiology and development, reproduction and reproductive biology, steroid metabolism, among others.

Hammes is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation. He serves on the editorial boards of the journals Molecular Endocrinology and Biology of Reproduction. He has published in numerous journals and is a frequent presenter at national and international meetings. 

He received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Cornell University and earned his M.D. and Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology at Duke University, and completed his training in endocrinology at the University of California at San Francisco.

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