Sommer Hammoud, MD

Sommer Hammoud, MD

Dr. Sommer Hammoud is an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at Thomas Jefferson University and specializes in sports related injuries of the knee, shoulder and elbow. She completed her residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.

Dr. Hammoud’s fellowship in sports medicine was completed in the Harvard program at Massachusetts General Hospital. During her fellowship, she served as an assistant team physician in the care of the Boston Red Sox, New England Revolution, and Boston Bruins and served as the head team physician for Curry College athletics. Her clinical interests include anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructions, multi-ligament knee injuries, knee meniscus tears, shoulder instability and labral tears, as well as rotator cuff repair. Dr. Hammoud has a special interest in sports-related injuries of the female athlete and is the Director of the Women’s Sports Medicine Program at the Rothman Institute.

Sports Medicine
Orthopaedic Surgery

Special Expertise
The Female Athlete
ACL Reconstruction
Rotator Cuff Tears
Shoulder Instability
Patellar Instability

Knee Arthroscopy/Open Surgery

ACL Tears
PCL/Multigament Knee Injuries
Meniscal Tears
Cartilage Injury
Patellar Instability
Patellar and Quadriceps Tendon Tears

Shoulder Arthroscopy/Open Surgery

Labral Tears
SLAP tears
Rotator Cuff Tears
Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Injuries


Biceps Tendon Ruptures
Medial Epicondylitis
Lateral Epicondylitis


Proximal Hamstring Tendon Tears

Sports Medicine Surgeon, Rothman Institute
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Jefferson Medical College

MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
BS, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Massachusetts General Hospital, Sports Medicine Fellow, Boston, MA

Hospital for Special Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, New York, NY

New York-Presbyterian Hospital/New York Weill Cornell Center, General Surgery, New York, NY

2011 AAOS/OREF/ORS Clinician Scholar Development Program
2011 Russel F. Warren MD Award for Excellence in Orthopaedic Basic/Translational Research
1997 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year – UCLA Women’s Soccer
1997 Olympic Development Program (ODP) Women’s Soccer National Team Member

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS)
Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society (RJOS)

Hammoud S, Bedi A, Magennis E, Meyers WC, Kelly BT. A High Incidence of Athletic Pubalgia in Professional Athletes with Symptomatic Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI). Arthroscopy. 2012 Oct;28(10):1388-95.

Allon AA, Ng KW, Hammoud S, Brooks R, Jones C, Schwartz J, Hook M, Maher SA. Augmenting the articular cartilage-implant interface: functionalizing with a collagen adhesion protein. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2012 Aug;100(8)2168-75.

Cross MB, Musahl V, Bedi A, O’Loughlin P, Hammoud S, Suero E, Pearle AD. Anteromedial versus central single-bundle graft position: which anatomic graft position to choose? Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2011 Dec;20(8):1340-50.

Mauro CS, Voos JE, Hammoud S, Altchek DW. Failed Anterior Shoulder Stabilization. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2011 Dec;20(8):1340-50.

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