William Edward Hammond, II, Ph.D.

William Hammond

Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: Duke University
Location: Durham, North Carolina, United States

William Edward Hammond, II, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus at Duke University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in biomedical engineering.

Matriculating at Duke University, Dr. Hammond achieved a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1957 and a Doctor of Philosophy in 1967. Quickly finding his niche in medicine and biomedical engineering, he offered his expertise to his alma mater for the duration of his 53-year long career. In the early years of his career, Dr. Hammond served as an assistant professor from 1968 to 1971 and as an associate professor from 1971 to 1980. From there, he flourished as a full professor of biomedical engineering for 25 years until attaining emeritus status in 2005.

Currently taking on numerous roles at Duke University, Dr. Hammond has served as chief of medical information since 1971, as well as director of the Center for Health Informatics and director of the Master of Management in Clinical Informatics Program since 1976. In 1980, he commenced his role as a professor of family medicine and community health. Additionally, Dr. Hammond has also been a research professor in the School of Nursing since 2012 and a professor of biostatistics and bioinformatics since 2019.

Finding great success throughout the course of his career, Dr. Hammond was most recently honored with the William W. Stead Award for Thought Leadership in Informatics from the American Medical Informatics Association in 2015, of which he was appointed a fellow in 2012 and granted the President’s Award in 1998 and 1993. In addition, he was named to the Visionary and Innovators Database and the North Carolina High School Alumni Association Hall of Fame in 2004, as well as granted the Morris F. Collen Award of Excellence and the Paul Elwood Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003. Earlier, Dr. Hammond was named an ACMI Distinguished Lecturer and honored with the W.E. Hammond Volunteer of the Year Award.

Notably, Dr. Hammond is a founding fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, American College of Medical Informatics and Health Level Seven International. To remain abreast of his industry, he maintains affiliation with the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, National Library of Medicine, Order of St. Patrick and Sigma Xi. Most honorably, Dr. Hammond served in the U.S. Navy from 1957 to 1960 and with the U.S. Naval Reserves from 1960 to 1988. To attest to his legacy, he can also be found in the 63rd edition of Who’s Who in America and the first edition of Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare.

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