Kimberly Vanderveen, MD 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. She then earned her medical degree from Northwestern University in Chicago, IL in 2001. Dr. Vanderveen completed her surgical residency at UC-Davis in Sacramento, CA. During her residency, she also obtained a master's degree in Clinical Research and was actively involved in cancer research and education.
After her surgical training, Dr. Vanderveen completed a fellowship in Endocrine Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. She is knowledgeable in both medical and surgical aspects of endocrine diseases. She specializes in surgery for diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal glands and is a high volume neck and adrenal surgeon. She also has expertise with pancreatic islet cell and bowel neuroendocrine (carcinoid) tumors, and holds Board Certification in General Surgery. She is adept at minimally invasive techniques and advanced imaging. Dr. Vanderveen is active in national organizations, including the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, the Society of Surgical Oncology, the Association of Women Surgeons, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She is active in continuing medical education, is a coveted local and national speaker, and has received a prestigious teaching award. She 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 a thyroid and endocrine cancer program, and quickly became one of the leading thyroid surgeons in the state. She also organized and became the chairperson of the first Endocrine Tumor Board and Multidisciplinary Working Group in New Mexico. She returned to Denver to be closer to her family in 2011. (You may recognize her brother-in-law, Chris Vanderveen, from his Emmy Award-winning reporting on 9News.) Dr. Vanderveen is one of the founding members and Medical Director of the Rose Thyroid and Parathyroid Center - one of the country's first community multidisciplinary endocrine centers of excellence. She also serves as the Chairman of Rose's Cancer Committee and the Vice-Chairman of Surgery.
Dr. Vanderveen's true joy is spending time with her husband (also a physician and Denver native) and three children. She is also known for her love of cowboy boots, which she often wears during surgery.