Meet our Team

Dr. Kim Vanderveen is Denver’s highest volume thyroid surgeon and the only surgeon in the Rocky Mountain region whose practice is specifically dedicated to surgery for thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands.

The Denver Center for Endocrine Surgery has proudly served the greater Denver area since 2011

Kimberly Vanderveen

Kimberly Vanderveen


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. During her residency, she also obtained a Master’s Degree (MAS) in Clinical Research and was actively involved in cancer research and education.  Dr. Vanderveen subsequently completed a fellowship in Endocrine Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.  She holds Board Certification in General Surgery. 

Dr. Vanderveen is an expert in both medical and surgical aspects of endocrine diseases, specializing in surgery for diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal glands. She is adept at minimally invasive techniques and advanced imaging, including new “scarless” transoral techniques. Dr. Vanderveen is active in national organizations, including the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, the Society of Surgical Oncology, the American Thyroid Association, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She is a coveted local and national speaker, and also provides consultations for medical practice development and biomedical device research and design.

 Dr. Vanderveen initially practiced in Albuquerque, NM, where she helped the Presbyterian Medical Group build one of the country’s first community thyroid and endocrine cancer programs. She returned to Denver in 2011 to be closer to her family. (You may recognize her brother-in-law, Chris Vanderveen, from his Emmy Award-winning reporting on 9News.)

 Dr. Vanderveen served as the Chairman of Rose’s Surgical Quality Committee, Vice-Chairman of Surgery, and Medical Director of the Rose Thyroid and Parathyroid Center – one of the country’s first community multidisciplinary endocrine centers of excellence.  Dr. Vanderveen’s true joy is spending time with her three children and her husband (also a physician and Denver native).

 She is also known for her love of cowboy boots, which she often wears during surgery.

Lindsay A. Scholl

Lindsay A. Scholl


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. Her other memorable nursing experiences include 8 months as a travel nurse in Boston, MA, being a volunteer for Mercy Ships as a PACU nurse in Madagascar, and participation in a 12 week long medical Spanish immersion program (Cachamsi) in Riobomba, Ecuador.

After discovering that she would like more autonomy and independence, Lindsay pursed her Master’s Degree to become a Nurse Practitioner. She graduated from Regis University in Denver in May 2019 with honors. With her strong surgical background and knowledge of perioperative care, Lindsay joined DCES in December 2019. She evaluates and treats patients in the clinic as well as assists in facilitating care in the hospital.

Lindsay enjoys her newly married life with her husband Zach, running, and spending time with family and friends.


Maryem Kianinejad

Maryem Kianinejad


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 – Family Nurse Practitioner at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.  

Prior to becoming and Nurse Practitioner, Maryem’s 9 years of nursing experience included intensive care, home health and home hospice, pain management and outpatient pre- and postoperative care.  Since becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner, she previously provided primary care at Clinica Family Health Services and Rose Family Medicine.   She joined Denver Center for Endocrine Surgery in January 2019 and has expanded her specialty knowledge of the endocrine system and her procedural skills.  Maryem primarily evaluates and treats patients in the DCES clinic and performs pre- and postoperative procedures.

In her spare time, Maryem enjoys hiking, biking, cooking and gardening.

Carrie Mason

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.

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