Dr. Hammond received her BS in Biochemistry at North Carolina State University, where she graduated summa cum laude and was elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa. She received her MD from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. After completing residency training in general surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis, TN, she pursued additional fellowship training in the specialty of colon and rectal surgery at the Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans, LA. She is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery.
Her clinical interests include colonoscopy (diagnostic and therapeutic) and surgical treatments for disorders of the colon, rectum and anus. She is a member of many professional societies, including the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, Southeastern Surgical Congress, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, and Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons.