Kristin M. Hammersmith, MD

Kristin Hammersmith, MD, graduated from the University of North Carolina undergraduate institution and then moved on to the West Virginia School of Medicine, where she received her medical degree. She then completed a residency program through the Wilmer Eye Institution at Johns Hopkins University. After her residency, Dr. Hammersmith attended the Cornea and External Disease Fellowship at Wills Eye Hospital. Currently, she is an active member of the Cornea Service at Wills Eye Hospital. She is also involved in medical education as an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College through Thomas Jefferson University.

Dr. Hammersmith is board-certified and currently specializes in advanced corneal transplantation, and management of corneal infections and ocular surface disease. She takes special interest in performing advanced corneal surgeries including partial thickness endothelial keratoplasty and DALK corneal transplants. Her knowledge as a corneal specialist helps her treat corneal infections, corneal dystrophies, dry eye syndrome, and other diseases of the anterior segment.

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree from University of North Carolina
  • Doctor of Medicine Degree from the West Virginia School of Medicine

Training

  • Ophthalmology Residency at Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University
  • Cornea and External Disease Fellowship at Wills Eye Hospital

Positions & Distinctions

  • Member of the Cornea Service at Wills Eye Hospital
  • Director of the Corneal Fellowship at Wills Eye Hospital
  • Associate Professor in Ophthalmology at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University

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