Larry Hammer, MD Joins UCSF Division of General Pediatrics

On November 1, 2016, Larry Hammer, MD joined the UCSF General Pediatrics faculty at the Mt. Zion Primary Care Clinic.

Dr. Hammer received his MD from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He completed his pediatric residency at Stanford where he also served as chief resident. He then completed Fellowship training at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia through the Robert Wood Johnson General Pediatrics Academic Development Program. He returned to Stanford as a member of the Division of General Pediatrics.

He served as the Chief of General Pediatrics from 1985 through 1995 and then Medical Director for Ambulatory Services at the Children’s Hospital at Stanford, a role that continued with the opening of the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital (LPCH) in 1991 until 2012. He also served as Medical Director of the Pediatric Primary Care Clinic at LPCH, until two years ago, when the clinic moved under the license of the Gardner Family Health Network, a Federally Qualified Health Clinic in Santa Clara County. His research interests have been in the development of eating behavior in early childhood and other risk factors for child obesity.

He comments that, “my greatest professional satisfaction has always been found in the training of pediatric residents and medical students in the inpatient and outpatient environments. I look forward to continuing those activities as a member of the UCSF attending staff at Mount Zion. Having worked at Stanford with several members of the UCSF attending staff, I know that I am joining an outstanding group of pediatric clinicians and teachers.”