Jefferson University Hospitals

Provider Profile

Kristin Hammersmith, MD

Academic Title: Associate Professor

Ophthalmology - Cornea

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Office Locations

840 Walnut Street, Ste. 920
Philadelphia PA 19107
Phone: (215) 928-3180

Medical Services

Years in Practice


Board Certifications

  • OPH, Cornea Service

Hospital Affiliation / Admitting Privileges

  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Wills Eye


  • West Virginia University School of Medicine, Medical School


  • Washington University Medical Center


  • Johns Hopkins University Hospital


  • Wills Eye Hospital

Recent Publications

Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty: Safety and Outcomes: A Report by the American Academy of Ophthalmology

The Association between Diabetes and Herpes Simplex Eye Disease

Influence of Early Descemet Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty on Visual Outcomes in Pseudophakic Corneal Edema

Survival of Primary Penetrating Keratoplasty in Children

Emerging trends in contact lens-related infections

Outcomes of wound dehiscence post-penetrating keratoplasty

Peters anomaly in cri-du-chat syndrome

Blepharokeratoconjunctivitis in children

Long-Term Results of the Boston Keratoprosthesis for Unilateral Corneal Disease

Seasonal, geographic, and antimicrobial resistance patterns in microbial keratitis: 4-year experience in eastern Pennsylvania

Quality of vision after excimer laser phototherapeutic keratectomy with intraoperative mitomycin-c for Salzmann nodular degeneration

Comparative evaluation of dual Scheimpflug imaging parameters in keratoconus, early keratoconus, and normal eyes

Another look at the association between diabetes and keratoconus

Demographic patterns and treatment outcomes of patients with recurrent corneal erosions related to trauma and epithelial and bowman layer disorders

Association of smoking and other risk factors with Fuchs' endothelial corneal dystrophy severity and corneal thickness

Spontaneously resolving macular cyst in an infant

Episodes of microbial keratitis with therapeutic silicone hydrogel bandage soft contact lenses

Sutureless amniotic membrane ProKera for ocular surface disorders: Short-term results

Indications and outcomes of corneal transplantation in geriatric patients

Long-term outcomes of penetrating keratoplasty and descemet stripping endothelial keratoplasty for fuchs endothelial dystrophy: Fellow eye comparison