Dr. Hammer is a northern California native who attended UC Davis for both undergrad and veterinary school, graduating at the top of her class in 2011. She went directly on to complete a rotating internship at a private practice in San Francisco, with intentions of pursuing an internal medicine residency. However, within a few weeks of her internship, she fell in love with the field of emergency medicine and critical care. She has been practicing solely in emergency medicine since then, for over 8 years in San Francisco, and now moving her practice slightly down the bay. Dr. Hammer particularly enjoys the challenges of complex trauma cases on ER as well as working through complicated cardiac and respiratory emergencies.
When not running around the ER, Dr. Hammer enjoys distance running throughout the many trails and beaches of San Francisco as well as spending time with her husband and bouncy terrier, Kevin.