Dr. Richard Hammer is highly trained hematopathologist/surgical pathologist with extensive experience and a focus on providing state-of-the-art diagnosis and evaluation using the latest evidence-based medicine. His lab provides high-level service in hematopathology, flow cytometry, coagulation, and molecular diagnostics in hematology. He also is involved in bioinformatics and developing tools to apply digital solutions to clinical practice and clinical decision support.

Education & Training

Medical School

Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine


Pathology, Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology

  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center



  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center


American Board of Pathology/Anatomic & Clinical
American Board of Pathology/Hematology

Commercial Relationships and Collaborations

This faculty member or a member of his or her immediate family has a working relationship, such as providing consulting, research, or educational services, with the companies listed below. These relationships have been reported to the University of Missouri and, if appropriate, plans have been established to address potential conflicts. The following relationships were reported as of July 2020.

  • Caris Lifesciences
  • Roche Diagnostics
  • PathEdex


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Academic Information

Director, Hematopathology
Director, Flow Cytometry
Director, Pathology Informatics
Associate Director Clinical Laboratory
Professor of Clinical Pathology
Core Faculty, Institute for Data Science and Informatics

Research Profile

Dr. Richard Hammer is Co-Director for the Diabetes Diagnostic Laboratory (DDL). He is currently researching several projects:

  • Roche NAVIFY Tumor Board Software Clinical Impact Study
  • PATHEDEX and visual heuristics
  • Whole Slide Imaging and Image Analysis in Pathology Diagnosis
  • Platelet granules and surface ADP receptors in Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Thromboelastography in trauma and stroke
  • Breast Implant associated Anaplastic Large Cell lymphoma (M.D. Anderson collaborative study)
  • Bioinformatic analysis of signal pathways in cancer
  • One PDL1 Dx optimization and use in lymphomas
  • Geospatial Analysis of CMML and Monocytic Leukemias

Research Interests

  • Leukemias and lymphomas
  • Molecular diagnositics and biomarkers
  • Immunohistochemical techiques
  • Clinical decision support development and informatics
  • Geospatial applications to clinical medicine

Areas of Expertise

  • Hematopathology
  • Molecular Diagnostics
  • Immunohistochemistry and flow cytometery
  • Clinical decision support software development