Dr. Sharon L. Hammond, MD

Dr. Sharon L. Hammond, MD

Vascular Surgery | Female | 61 years old

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Dr. Sharon Hammond | Specialized Vein Care | Denver, Co Dr. Sharon Hammond is recognized as one of the...Read more

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Dr. Sharon Hammond | Specialized Vein Care | Denver, Co

Dr. Sharon Hammond is recognized as one of the leading vein specialists on the cutting edge of vascular surgery, for more than 30 years. With passion for the treatment of vein problems, she is a pioneer in the use of new and minimally invasive technology. Dr. Hammond is a board certified surgeon in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery and a Diplomate of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine. The minimally invasive Venefit/VNUS technology that Dr. Hammond uses has a lower failure rate than other techniques used by vascular surgeons.

Dr. Sharon Hammond was born and raised in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She received her medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, and obtained AOA recognition. She completed her surgical internship and residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and then completed her Vascular Surgery Fellowship.

She has proudly served our country in the United States Army Medical Corps. She served as a General Surgeon in Seoul, Korea from 1987 to 1989 and Chief of Vascular Surgery at Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center from 1992 to 1996. During that time she received numerous awards including the Army Achievement Award, the Army Commendation Medal, and the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation.

She was the winner of the 6th annual Vascular Surgery Fellowship Research paper competition, and was chosen as an Outstanding Young Surgeon in Colorado by the Colorado Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, later serving as their President and as the Governor from the State to the American College.

Dr. Hammond joined private practice in Vascular Surgery in 1996 at Colorado Cardiovascular Surgical Associates, where she practiced until 2010. She served as the President of the Rose Medical Staff from 2009-2011, and became a Diplomate of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLN) in 2011.

In 2010 Dr. Hammond founded Specialized Vein Care at Rose Medical Center. As a member of the American Venous Forum, and over the course of the last 20 years, she has developed and pursued a passion for the management of vein and lymphatic problems. She has been a pioneer in the use of new and minimally invasive technology for the treatment of varicose veins and venous insufficiency and she has also developed extensive experience in many techniques with injection sclerotherapy.

Dr. Hammond and her best friend, and husband, Sterling, have a daughter, Summer, who is a freshman at Dartmouth College. Dr. Hammond's philosophy has always been to deliver the kind of medical care one would want for their family. She believes in a commitment to excellence and remains passionate about delivering total and specialized vein care to each and every one of her patients.

Dr. Hammond's Care Philosophy

Treat every patient like I would want a family member treated.

Dr. Hammond says...

Dr. Sharon Hammond | Specialized Vein Care | Denver, Co

In 2010 Dr. Hammond founded Specialized Vein Care at Rose Medical Center. As a member of the American Venous Forum, and over the course of the last 20 years, she has developed and pursued a passion for the management of vein and lymphatic problems. She has been a pioneer in the use of new and minimally invasive technology for the treatment of varicose veins and venous insufficiency and she has also developed extensive experience in many techniques with injection sclerotherapy.

Dr. Hammond says...

Dr. Sharon Hammond | Specialized Vein Care | Denver, Co

Dr. Sharon Hammond is recognized as one of the leading vein specialists on the cutting edge of vascular surgery, for more than 30 years. With passion for the treatment of vein problems, she is a pioneer in the use of new and minimally invasive technology. Dr. Hammond is a board certified surgeon in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery and a Diplomate of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine. The minimally invasive Venefit/VNUS technology that Dr. Hammond uses has a lower failure rate than other techniques used by vascular surgeons.

Dr. Hammond's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Vascular Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery, Phlebology and Vascular Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • General Surgery
  • Phlebology
  • Vascular Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Lymphedema
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Spider Veins
  • Thrombosis
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vein Diseases
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Thrombosis

Education

  • Medical School
    Uniformed Services University of The Health Sciences

    Graduated in 1982

  • Internship Hospital
    Walter Reed Army Medical Center

    Completed in 1987

  • Residency Hospital
    Walter Reed Army Medical Center

    Completed in 1987

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Walter Reed Army Medical Center

    Completed in 1990

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Tennessee

    Graduated in 1978

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Vascular Surgery
  • Phlebology

Procedures Performed

  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Vein Surgery
  • Venous Closure
  • Venous Sclerotherapy

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