Peter E. Hammer, PhD
|Hospital Title||Staff Scientist|
|Academic Title||Instructor in Surgery|
|Peter E. Hammer|
300 Longwood Avenue
Peter E. Hammer's primary research interests include mathematical modeling of cardiac biomechanics and electrophysiology as well as biomedical signal and image processing. Some applications of his work include heart valve simulation for surgical planning, analysis of new methods for mapping cardiac arrhythmias, and the study of heart rate variability.
About Peter E. Hammer
Peter received his BS in mechanical engineering from the University of New Hampshire, his MS in biomedical engineering from Boston University, and his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Tufts University. He has been engaged in research at Children's Hospital Boston since 1995.
- Hammer PE, del Nido PJ, Howe RD. Computational model of aortic valve surgical repair using grafted pericardium. Journal of Biomechanics 2012; 45(7): 1199-1204.
- Hammer PE, Sacks MS, del Nido PJ, Howe RD. Mass-spring model for simulating heart valve tissue mechanical behavior. Annals of Biomedical Engineering 2011; 39(6): 1668-1679.
- Tenenholtz NA, Hammer PE, Schneider RJ, Vasilyev NV, Howe RD. On the design of an interactive patient-specific surgical simulator for mitral valve repair. Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE/RJS International Conference on Intelligent Roots and Systems.
- Hammer PE, del Nido PJ, Howe RD. Anisotropic mass-spring model accurately simulates mitral valve closure from inage-based models. Functional Imaging and Modeling of the Heart 2011, LNCS 6666:232-240.
- Vo Toi Van, Hammer PE, Hoimes ML, Nadgir S, Fantini S. Mathematical model for the hemodynamic response to venous occlusion measured with near-infrared spectroscopy in the human forearm. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 2007; 54(4): 573-584.
- Hammer PE, Saul JP. Resonance in a mathematical model of baroreflex control: arterial blood pressure waves accompanying postural stress. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2005;288: R1637-1648.
- Hammer PE, Brooks DH, Triedman JK. Estimation of entrainment response using electrograms from remote sites: validation in animal and computer models of reentrant tachycardia. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2003;14: 52-61.