Denver Center for Endocrine Surgery

The Denver Center for Endocrine Surgery is the only practice in the Rocky Mountain Region that is 100% devoted to surgery for diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands.

Nationally recognized endocrine surgeon – uses the most advanced techniques, including minimally-invasive surgery and scarless endoscopic surgery, to minimize scars and your recovery time from surgery.


4700 E. Hale PkwySuite 210

DenverCO 80220

Business Hours

Monday – Thursday 8a – 4p

Friday 8a – Noon

We are closed most holidays. For emergencies outside of regular business hours, please call our main line and ask the answering service for the on-call provider.

Our Services


Graves’ Disease/Hyperthyroidism

The thyroid overproduces hormones. The condition is more common in women under age 40.

Thyroid Cancer

There are several different types of thyroid cancer. The most common type is papillary cancer. Nearly all thyroid cancers require surgery. Some people have no symptoms. Others may notice a lump in the neck.


Overactive parathyroid can be caused by an enlarged gland(s) or as the result of another disease.

Adrenal tumors

Adrenal tumors are cancerous or noncancerous growths on the adrenal glands. The cause of most adrenal tumors is unknown.

Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Syndromes

Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndromes are genetic conditions in which patients develop noncancerous or cancerous tumors in multiple endocrine organs.

Thyroid Nodules

The term thyroid nodule refers to any abnormal growth of thyroid cells in a lump within the thyroid. Thyroid nodules are very common. Up to half of people have at least one thyroid nodule, although most do not know about it.

Meet Our Team

“Our goal is to make your surgery as comfortable as possible, minimize the impact of it on your life, and get you back to your daily routine as quickly as possible. By using an evidence-based, team approach we provide highly-specialized surgical care to you, our patient.”

Kimberly Vanderveen, MD, MAS, FACS

Dr. Vanderveen is a Colorado native and graduate of Bear Creek High School in Lakewood, CO. She received her bachelor’s degree with honors from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA; medical degree from Northwestern University in Chicago, IL; and surgical residency training at UC-Davis in Sacramento, CA. 

Lindsay A. Scholl, FNP-BC

Lindsay A. Scholl is a Colorado native. She attended nursing school in beautiful and sunny Southern California at Azusa Pacific University where she graduated with honors. She then went on to work in a variety of hospital settings: one year as a medical-surgical nurse, five years in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU), and two and a half years in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) at our very own Rose Medical Center.

Maryem Kianinejad, CF-NP

Maryem grew up in South Texas. She graduated in 2007 with an Associate’s degree in Nursing and in 2009 went on to pursue her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of Texas at Brownsville. In 2012 she decided to move to Colorado to further pursue a higher education in nursing and in 2016 she completed her Master of Science in Nursing 

Carrie Mason, Patient Care Coordinator

Carrie Mason has worked for Dr. Vanderveen for many years and is an integral part of the practice, working with patients to schedule their care pre- and post-treatment.

Carrie is a Denver native who enjoys fishing, bicycling, walking her big dog, Ralph and keeping her 7 beautiful children in line while she makes sure that the patients at Denver Center get the best care possible.

“I truly feel like Dr. Vanderveen saved my son’s life. She had the foresight to order an extra ultrasound and biopsy that lead to a surprising diagnosis. She was extraordinarily thorough during surgery to the point that she discovered a major problem that I’m not sure a general surgeon would have thought to look for. He had none of the common post-surgical complications such as low calcium or hoarseness. I’m so grateful to Dr. Vanderveen; I hate think what might have happened if we hadn’t found her.
As a side note, as if that’s not enough, she has an incredible personality and really helped us through the process.”

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