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Lawrence D. Hammer

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics) at the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital

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Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    Gardner Packard Children's Health Center 3351 El Camino Rd Ste 100 Atherton, CA 94027
    Tel Work (650) 362-2500 Fax (650) 362-2584
  • Academic Offices
    Personal Information
    Email Tel (650) 725-8314 Tel (650) 725-8289
    Alternate Contact
    Louise Talhouk Administrative assistant Tel Work 725-8314
    Not for medical emergencies or patient use

Professional Overview

Clinical Focus

  • Pediatrics, General
  • Pediatrics

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Medical Director, Ambulatory Services, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (1991 - 2012)
  • Chief, Division of General Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics (1985 - 1995)

Honors and Awards

  • Kaiser Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, Stanford University School of Medicine (1986)

Professional Education

Board Certification: Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics (1980)
Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine CA (1980)
Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine CA (1979)
Fellowship: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia PA (1982)
Internship: Stanford University School of Medicine CA (1979)
Medical Education: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine MD (1976)
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Scientific Focus

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Dr Hammer has had a longstanding interest in factors influencing the development of childhood obesity. In particular, his studies have focused on early determinants of eating behavior, physical activity, and parenting behavior in relation to early feeding decisions and parental influences on diet and eating. With the current epidemic of child obesity and it's comorbidities, he is currently involved in the development of obesity toolkits for pediatric providers at the state and local level and in the development and evaluation of protocols for use of bariatric surgery in the treatment of morbidly obese adolescents.


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