Stephen Hammes, MD, PhD

May 26, 2021

Stephen Hammes, MD, PhD, graduated with a degree in Chemistry from Cornell University in 1985. He then received his MD/PhD from Duke University. After that, he moved to the University of California in San Francisco, where he completed an internship and residency in General Medicine, followed by a clinical and research 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. He 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 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. In addition, his lab studies androgen signaling in prostate cancer, focusing on nongenomic actions of androgens. Finally, he has an interest in lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), a rare lung tumor that affects almost exclusively women. He has previously served as Editor-in-Chief of the journals Molecular Endocrinology and Endocrinology.

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