Matthew Hammer, M.D.

Matthew Hammer, M.D.

Director, Pediatric Radiology Fellowship Program

  • Radiology - Pediatric


Matthew Hammer, M.D., is an Associate Professor of Radiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and a member of its Pediatric Radiology Division. His clinical interests include musculoskeletal imaging in children, as well as pediatric magnetic resonance (MR) enterography, MR urography, and perineal imaging in Crohn’s disease.

Dr. Hammer holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and molecular and cellular biology from the University of Arizona in Tucson. He earned his medical degree at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, where he remained to complete his radiology residency training. He then continued with a Medical Education Scholars program before obtaining advanced training through fellowship programs in pediatric radiology and in musculoskeletal radiology.

Prior to joining the UT Southwestern faculty in 2014, Dr. Hammer served as co-chief radiology resident at the University of Michigan, and as a member of the Association of University Radiologists board of directors, an organization he continues to serve as a faculty advisor.

At UT Southwestern, Dr. Hammer serves as Director of the Pediatric Radiology Fellowship program, and is a member of the Pediatric Radiology Clinical Competency, Program Evaluation, and Quality committees. He also leads the Pediatric Radiology Musculoskeletal Group.

At Children's Health, he serves as Medical Director of Children's Imaging Center - Addison and Children's Imaging Center - Plano. 

Dr. Hammer is actively involved with several professional organizations, including the Radiological Society of North America, the American College of Radiology, the American Roentgen Ray Society, and the Association of University Radiologists. As a member of the Society of Pediatric Radiology, he serves on the Website Editorial, Publications, and MSK Imaging committees.

Dr. Hammer has published numerous papers, and co-authored a chapter on congenital and developmental conditions in the foot and ankle for Pediatric Orthopedic Imaging, which is considered the standard reference book for pediatric and musculoskeletal radiologists. He is also a reviewer for the academic journal, Pediatric Radiology

Education & Training
  • Medical School - University of Michigan Medical School (2003-2007)
  • Internship - Oakwood Hospital (2007-2008), Transitional Year
  • Fellowship - University of Michigan (2012-2013), Pediatric Radiology
  • Fellowship - University of Michigan (2013-2014), Musculoskeletal Radiology
  • Residency - University of Michigan Health System (2008-2012), Diagnostic Radiology
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Alliance of Academic Chief Residents in Radiology
  • American College of Radiology
  • American Roentgen Ray Society
  • Association of University Radiologists
  • Radiological Society of North America
  • Society of Pediatric Radiology
Honors & Awards
  • Golden Apple Teaching Award 2017, UT Southwestern
  • Cum Laude Educational Exhibit 2012, Radiological Society of North America
  • Poster Presentation Honorable Mention 2011, Seventh Australasian Redesigning Healthcare Summit
  • Educational Exhibit Certificate of Commendation 2010, American Roentgen Ray Society
Books & Publications
  • Pediatric Musculoskeletal Imaging
  • Pediatric MR Enterography
  • Pediatric Genitourinary Imaging