Education & Training

Medical School

Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine



  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center



  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center


American Board of Pathology-Anatomic and Clinical
American Board of Pathology - Hematopathology


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Academic Information

Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs
Professor of Clinical Pathology

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