URMC Chief of Endocrinology Named Editor of Journal

Dec. 17, 2013

University of Rochester Medical Center diabetes and endocrine expert Stephen Hammes, M.D., Ph.D., has been named editor-in-chief of Molecular Endocrinology, a leading journal in the field. 

Hammes is chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism and the Louis S. Wolk Distinguished Professor of Medicine. The journal is shifting to online publication only, which will allow for faster publication of manuscripts and studies, introduction of more video features and opportunities to highlight young scientists’ work.

A physician scientist, Hammes’ 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 has served 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 joined URMC in 2009 and previously worked at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. 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.