Sharon J. Hammer, MD

Sharon J. Hammer, MD 2018Assistant Professor

For Patient Appointments Call 402.552.6007

Clinic Practice Location:
Poynter Hall 42nd and Dewey, SW corner, 5th floor

Academic Office: 985575 Nebraska Medical Center Omaha, NE 68198-5575

Education:
University of Nebraska Medical Center, Doctor of Medicine, 1988 
Washington University/Barnes Hospital Psychiatry Residency, 1992

Hospital Appointments:
The Nebraska Medical Center

Biographical Sketch:
Dr. Hammer spent 14 years in adult outpatient practice with Methodist Health Systems in Omaha prior to joining the UNMC Department of Psychiatry in 2006.  Her interest in perinatal psychiatry began during that time while working with obstetricians in the community treating women with anxiety and mood disorders during the reproductive years.

After joining the Department of Psychiatry, she established the UNMC Reproductive Psychiatry Clinic which has evolved into a multi-disciplinary team of clinicians serving women with psychiatric disorders during the perinatal period.  The reproductive psychiatry team provides pre-conception counseling, treatment during pregnancy and the postpartum and offers educational opportunities for psychiatry residents in perinatal behavioral health.  Dr. Hammer is currently the Director of Reproductive Psychiatry Services at UNMC.

Dr. Hammer is the co-director of Medical Student Education for the Department of Psychiatry and serves as the Psychiatry Clerkship Director.

Her interests are improving the quality and access of psychiatric care for women during the perinatal period.  She is a member of the Marce of North America, Postpartum Support International and serves on the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Maternal Review Board.