Treatment & Services
- Aorta Center
- Cardiovascular Medicine Department
- Clinical Cardiology Section
- Perioperative Cardiac Management
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - The Ohio State University Hospitals
Columbus, OH USA
Residency - The Ohio State University Hospitals
Columbus, OH USA
Internship - The Ohio State University Hospitals
Columbus, OH USA
Medical School - The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health
Columbus, OH USA
Undergraduate - Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH USA
- Internal Medicine
- Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
General cardiology, heart disease, aorta disease, perioperative cardiac management
Research & Publications
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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.
As of 4/11/2017, Dr. Hammer has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.
Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.
* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.
201 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||5|
|Knows Medical History||4.9|
|Time Spent with Patient||5|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.9|
7 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Oct 17, 2017
Dr. Hammer was wonderful and I routinely recommend him to others. I'm grateful for his help and care.
Reviewed on Oct 9, 2017
Dr. Hammer is not only a very good diagnostician, but is also excellent with sharing his knowledge with his patients and their family. I feel that if he did this for me, he most probably does this for all his patients. All great things to say about Dr. Hammer.
Reviewed on Jul 24, 2017
Dr. Hammer showed true concern for me when he read the results from my doctors and hospitals at home. He worked very late to ensure he consulted with the surgeon, and to contact my cardiologist at home. I look forward to seeing him soon.
Reviewed on May 15, 2017
no doubt, I received top notch care from this Provider
Reviewed on Apr 3, 2017
Dr. Hammer is amazing! He gave us his cell and home phone numbers in case we ever need anything. I appreciate Dr. Hammer's professionalism, calm demeanor, his ability to explain things to a lay person, and his true concern for my medical care. The Clinic is lucky to have him on staff.
Reviewed on Feb 9, 2017
Dr. Hammer is simply the best of what the Cleveland Clinic has to offer, and I consider myself beyond fortunate to be and have been under his care.
Reviewed on Jan 23, 2017
Answered all questions about upcoming surgery.
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