Saint Louis University

Christopher Hemmer

DNP, ANP-BC, RN, Assistant Professor

 Saint Louis University
 School of Nursing
 Room 321

 phone: (314) 977-8993
 fax: (314) 977-8949
 email: chemmer@slu.edu


Practice: Dr. Hemmer has been board certified as an adult nurse practitioner since 1999. His area of specialty is in adult spinal disorders for the last thirteen years. He currently evaluates new patients as well as established pre and post operative patients. Chris has spent over nine years moonlighting in the emergency department in the past as well.

Teaching: Dr. Hemmer started teaching as an adjunct for Saint Louis University in 2007. In the fall of 2013 Christopher accepted a full time position with the school of nursing as assistant professor for the graduate students. He has co-taught several graduate level courses over the years as well as performed as a guest lecturer during residency for the NP students. Chris has been receptive for several years teaching in the clinical setting as a preceptor for NP students interested in spinal diseases and wanting to increase their radiology knowledge. Dr. Hemmer also chairs a cadaveric CNE course yearly for spine specialist.

Certifications/ Organizations: Dr. Hemmer is board certified by ANCC as an adult nurse practitioner. Member of American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Member of North American Spine Society. Member Saint Louis Spine Society. Shirley A. Martin Distinguished Nurse award

Research: Dr. Hemmer research area is in vertebral compression fractures and osteoporosis. Specifically, the identification and management of fractures and osteoporosis in the adult population is a strong area of interest. 

Volunteer

  • CURE international, Spine surgical team to the Dominican Republic
  • MDA, Golden Handcuff Award
  • First Baptist Harvester, community service volunteer 
  • AIMS (adventures in medicine/ science), guest speaker
Education
  • DNP, University of Missouri, St. Louis, MO
  • MSN, Adult Nurse Practitioner, University of Missouri, St. Louis, MO
  • BSN, Southeast Missouri State, Cape Girardeau, MO
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