Jefferson University Hospitals

Provider Profile

Kristin M. Hammersmith, MD

Kristin M. Hammersmith, MD

Academic Title: Associate Professor

Ophthalmology - Cornea

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Office Locations

125 S 9th Street
Suite 405
Philadelphia PA 19107
Phone: (267) 546-1100

Medical Services

Years in Practice


Board Certifications

  • OPH, Cornea Service

Hospital Affiliation / Admitting Privileges

  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital


  • West Virginia University School of Medicine, Medical School


  • Washington University Medical Center


  • Johns Hopkins University Hospital


  • Wills Eye Hospital

Jefferson physicians accept most health insurance plans, including those listed below. However, plan acceptance may vary by practice and may be subject to change. If you have questions about whether a specific physician accepts your insurance, please contact your insurance company.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AmeriHealth Comprehensive
  • AmeriHealth HMO
  • AmeriHealth Major Medical
  • AmeriHealth Personal Choice
  • Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Cigna PPO, POS
  • CorVel
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • HumanaChoicePPO,Medicare,GoldPlusHMO
  • Keystone 65 HMO
  • Keystone First/Connect
  • Keystone Health Plan East
  • Medicaid of PA
  • Medicare
  • Personal Choice (GPPPN)
  • Personal Choice 65
  • United Healthcare
  • Workers Comp

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

Corneal endothelial cell loss 3 years after successful descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty in the cornea preservation time study a randomized clinical trial

Effect of cornea preservation time on success of descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty a randomized clinical trial

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

Another look at the association between diabetes and keratoconus

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

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

Indications and outcomes of corneal transplantation in geriatric patients