Meet Dr. Wear


About Kelley Wear, M.D.

Dr. Kelley Wear is a hand and wrist surgeon, author, patient advocate and philanthropist. She is the CEO of The Hand Center, a hand and wrist subspecialty clinic. She is mom to Kassidy, and a couple of cats, Rigpa and Samadhi.

She served on the Colorado Medical Society BOD in 2017 and has been on the Boulder County Medical Society BOD since 2007. She is extensively published in peer-reviewed journals and has won several prestigious research competitions. She is now publishing her first memoir.

Dr. Wear spends her free time with friends and family hiking, running, climbing, traveling, and scuba diving. She’s an outdoor fitness enthusiast with six marathons and several fourteeners under her belt. She spent months in Kathmandu doing surgery on indigent villagers during a Maoist insurgency, has trekked the Annapurna circuit, and once stayed with an indigenous tribe in the Amazon. She is working with distinguished humanitarian and three-time Nobel Prize nominee Pat Montandon to add names of all children killed in mass shootings since Columbine to the famous Banner of Hope. She supports Survival International to conserve threatened isolated tribes and is a strong advocate for environmental conservation. She rescues wildlife, and distributes necessities and food to struggling families. She has helped schools identify victims of sexual assault and volunteered at a residence for community members with severe mental illness.




B.A.: University of Colorado, Boulder

M.D: St. Louis University

Internship: Weill Cornell New York Hospital Queens

Plastic Surgery Fellowship: Columbia Physicians and Surgeons

Hand and Wrist Surgery Fellowship:  University of Connecticut Combined Fellowship

Residency: Michigan State University



Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery

State of Colorado Physician and Surgeon License


Professional Activities:

Boulder County Medical Society Board of Directors

Colorado Medical Society Board of Directors

Boulder County Medical Society Delegate

Physicians for Human Rights


Curriculum Vitae

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