graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. She completed her pediatric training at the University of Washington Seattle Children’s Hospital and her Infectious Disease training at the Channing Laboratory, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, followed by a post-doctoral fellowship in Epidemiology at the University of Washington School of Public Health, Seattle, Washington. She is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Dr. Hammerschlag is Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine and Director of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training Program at the State University of New York, Downstate Health Sciences University in Brooklyn, NY. She has served on the FDA Advisory Panels on Anti-infectives and Devices, Microbiology Section and has been an expert consultant to the CDC for the STI Treatment Guidelines since 1989. At Downstate, she established the Chlamydia Research Laboratory. Dr. Hammerschlag has served on the editorial boards of several journals including Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Journal of Clinical Microbiology, and the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. She is currently on the editorial board of Expert Reviews of Anti-Infective Therapy. Her research has been focused on chlamydia infections, especially the epidemiology, treatment and prevention of perinatal C. trachomatis infections and epidemiology, immunology, diagnosis and treatment of C. pneumoniae infections.