Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

424 Patient Ratings
171 Patient Comments

Ahmad O. Hammoud, M.D., M.P.H.

Specialties

Languages

  • Arabic
  • English
  • French

Clinical Details

Locations

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(801) 581-3834 South Jordan Health Center
5126 West Daybreak Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84095
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(801) 581-3834 Utah Center for Reproductive Medicine
675 Arapeen Way , Suite 205
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
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(801) 581-3834 Utah Valley Regional Medical Center
1034 North 500 West
Provo, UT 84604

Bio

Ahmad O. Hammoud, M.D., is a physician specializing primarily in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He received his medical degree from Saint Joseph University. He then finished his residency in OBGYN at Wayne State University in Michigan. In 2005, Dr. Hammoud completed a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Utah. Currently, he serves as Medical Director of the Utah Center for Reproductive Medicine. Dr Hammoud received multiple local and national awards for excellence in clinical care, medical education and infertility research. His professional interests include women's health, effect of environment and diet on fertility, female infertility, congenital anomalies of the uterus, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, abnormal sperm testing and In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). Dr Hammoud believe in providing medical and emotional support to couples dealing with infertility. In his leisure time, Dr. Hammoud and his wife and twin daughters enjoy the friendly environment of Salt Lake City. Dr. Hammoud is currently welcoming new patients, and accept most insurance plans.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Obstetrics/Gynecology - Assistant Professor
Family and Preventive Medicine - Adjunct Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions Public Health
Reproductive Endocrinology
Board Certification American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology (Sub: Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility)
National Board of Medical Examiners

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending doctor
4.8
My confidence in doctor
4.8
Time doctor spent with me
4.6
Doctor spoke using clear language
4.8
Doctor's effort to include me in decisions
4.8
Doctor's concern for questions & worries
4.7
Doctor's explanation of condition/problem
4.7
Wait time at clinic
4.1
Doctor's friendliness and courtesy
4.8

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

March 23, 2014

Very GREAT and comfortable experience. Dr. Hammoud is a very great with patients. Once again very happy we drove in from out to state just to have him as our doctor.

March 13, 2014

I really love the staff they always treat me with respect and are very friendly.

February 26, 2014

I was nervous before I came for the appointment, but as soon as Dr. Hammoud walked in, I was instantly put at ease.

February 18, 2014

I was really disapointed that he said he would call me with test results, but didn't. I confirmed with him during our conversation that he would call me on the phone. He did not call.

February 17, 2014

He did a great job answering questions, and stopping to understand why we would ask a certain question.

February 15, 2014

Dr. Hammoud is fabulous. He is caring and an expert in his field.

February 10, 2014

We love Dr. Hammoud! He is fantastic! We are so happy we came to him. He is very smart and was great in explaining our diagnosis, our treatment options, and our treatment plan. He listened to our questions and concerns and let us take part in deciding the best treatment for us. He is easy to talk to and makes you feel comfortable. We wish we would have come to him sooner!

January 31, 2014

Dr. Hammoud brings a rare balance of medical knowledge/expertise and a great focus on patient care. It's rare that REs have both but he does.

January 27, 2014

He is one amazing doctor, great listener, pays attenion to other concers as well.

January 27, 2014

bad

January 24, 2014

disconnect between discussion with dr and instructions from nurse

January 18, 2014

He doesn't make me feel rushed like some physicians do. He genuinely seems concerned with my problems.

January 17, 2014

Everyone is always so caring and kind. I would highly recommend them to anyone.

January 14, 2014

All questions asked were answered efficiently.

December 28, 2013

Dr Hammoud is always so friendly and concerned about me, I appreciate him taking the time to explain everything and the plan moving forward.

December 18, 2013

I really appreciated the honesty about the IUI process and that chances for us for even doing that were way low and although my other doc. recommended trying it 3-4 times with no results then save money for IVF. However, Dr. Hammaud suggested only doing it the once and gave me actual numbers as to way. Said to wait for the analysis and I felt that was really helpful in our future decision.

December 12, 2013

I've already recommended him to at least 3 others.

December 11, 2013

Dr. Peterson is always on his game. He is friendly, helpful and prepared to do whatever he can for his patients regardless of time restrictions. It is a rare that a doctor remembers as much as he does and he resolves problems quickly and efficiently.

December 07, 2013

Dr. Hammoud was attentive and kind. He explained our options clearly and carefully. He gave me plenty of opportunity to ask questions.

December 06, 2013

I have had a wonderful experience here and feel very comfortable.

December 05, 2013

dr. Hammoud is outstanding!!

November 13, 2013

Our physician has been a great communicator along with sensitive to the unique challenges of going through IVF both physically and emotionally.

November 12, 2013

Dr. Hammoud has been wonderful. He is kind, informative and makes patients feel cared for and special.

November 12, 2013

Dr. Hammoud is a great doctor with amazing bedside mannors. He is able to convey much concern for me and allows me to feel comfortable every time I visit him.

November 11, 2013

Dr. Hammoud is always very pleasant and thorough at my appointments. I feel comfortable with asking several questions and he is always very receptive to giving me additional information.

November 04, 2013

For the first time in a long time, a physician listened to me and took the time to discuss all my concerns and worries. I did not feel rushed and I did not feel stupid or that I was overreacting to the problems I have. I had recently seen another Dr, who was not very helpful and did not listen. From this visit I went away with a treatment plan and options, something no one else had ever taken the time to do for me. Although I am anxious about the outcome of my problem and if it can be resolved, I feel I will be guided to make the best decisions possible by Dr Hammoud.

November 04, 2013

dr Hammoud explained our problems clearly and treatment included all options which we did appreciate. he was kind and sensitive to our circumstances.

November 01, 2013

Dr. Hammoud is one of the best doctors I have ever had. He is compassionate, caring, and very professional. He spends the time necessary to ensure that I have all of the information. Additionally, he makes himself readily available via MyChart to answer any question that comes up.

October 15, 2013

Dr. Hammoud always takes the time to make sure all our questions are answered. I don't feel like he is in a rush to get to the next patient when he is working with me.

October 14, 2013

It would have been helpful to have more information about symptoms signaling complications after procedure and instructions for follow-up / recovery

October 10, 2013

I leave every visit with additional questions that were not on the information sheet or told to me.

October 10, 2013

We have been very impressed with the care we have recieved from Dr. Hammoud. He was alway so thorough, never rushed and explained things so well to us. We were so excited to see on the ultrasound one strong heartbeat. Keeping our prayers for a positive outcome and will definitely keep the staff informed. Thanks!

October 06, 2013

I've already recommended Dr. Hammoud to MANY people.

October 01, 2013

Dr Hammoud was very present during the appt. He was patient and informative. Answered all of our questions. I am very happy with my experience!

September 09, 2013

I wasn't in the office

September 04, 2013

My husband and I continue to be very impressed with Dr. Hammoud. He is kind and patient and takes the time to explain the care and steps that we are deciding to take. He is never rushed, even when we come with a long list of questions. He is incredibly knowledgeable and we feel very confident of the care we are receiving there.

August 29, 2013

I leave with a lot of questions as to what my next care is. When it is said I come back in 12 days--what is going to happen at this visit. After further questions, I realize now, but sometimes I need a step by step on what will occur at each appt. I don't always feel like the MD knows the plan on what we are doing. I am told to schedule an appt, so I do, I don't know why I am scheduling the appt. Letting me know would be helpful.

August 26, 2013

Dr. Hammoud is wonderful

August 26, 2013

I had been to another Reproductive Center in the valley and was not nearly as happy as I was when I left your clinic. I was impresssed with all the people and care providers. I am very pleased with the time Dr, Hammoud took to explain our situation. I am very glad I made the decision to come to him for care. Thank you to everyone who has made me feel like I have other options.

August 22, 2013

I feel so lucky to have Dr. Hammoud as my physician! He is a wonderful clinician, and unrivaled in his patience, kindness, and empathy. If I could have him as my OB/GYN outside of infertility issues, I'd love it.

August 17, 2013

Dr. Hammond always spends the time to listen to my concerns. I have a very rare case and he is great at trying to problem solve.

August 13, 2013

good

August 13, 2013

I would highly recommend this Doctor and staff.

August 13, 2013

He seemed concerned and understanding. I felt like he wanted to help me.

August 06, 2013

Doctor did not care what I wanted, what needed to be done.

August 05, 2013

Written care instructions following the procedure would have helped. No description or purpose about prescribed meds was provided, just a list of prescriptions with no explanation. It wasn't until I enquired about the meds that their purpose was clear. However, follow up calls with my doctor and staff were excellent the day after surgery!

August 02, 2013

There were complications that this doctor had never experienced before, and he handled everything the best he could. He contacted all of the other doctors in the practice to get their opinions, and used his best judgement in the situation. I wanted one thing, but he was able to explain to myself, and my husband what the complications and risks would be if we chose what I wanted at the time. I even received calls from both he and my original doctor during the week following, to see if I had any other questions, or if they could explain things better for me. I really appreciate all that has gone into my care. I trust them with my life and the life of these children we are trying to conceive! Thank you Dr. Moore and Dr. Hammoud!!

July 24, 2013

he was thorough, fast and very friendly and informative.

July 19, 2013

Dr. Hammoud was outstanding. My husband and I both felt like he listened carefully and spent a lot of time with us. He was very proactive in setting forth a plan to achieve pregnancy and explained all our options in very easy to understand language. He was fabulous. I would recommended anyone to him.

July 17, 2013

we have had an amazing experience with the provider we would recommend them to everyone struggling with infertility.

July 16, 2013

Heidi, Dr. Hammoud, the entire staff was terrific throughout this very difficult process. Our situation is one of lots of hurdles to hopefully make the dreams come true...but the staff showed the utmost concern and well being for us the entire time.

July 15, 2013

Dr. Hammoud is exceptional! He has a quiet confidence that makes you feel at ease all the time. His ability to explain the body and procedure in lame terms is so helpful. We would recommend him to anyone.

July 15, 2013

He is the best doctor I have ever had. He is the best!!

July 09, 2013

Dr. Hammoud spent a lot of time with my husband and I explaining the process and helping us understand our options. He is a very kind and smart doctor.

July 08, 2013

I loved that Dr. Hammoud took extra time to sit with me and answer all of my questions. he seemed to genuinely care that I had the answers I was looking for.

July 07, 2013

Love Dr Hammoud.

July 01, 2013

He was excellent and we already do recommend him to everyone we know

June 26, 2013

Great experience! I was very satisfied with all of the above mentioned areas. I would highly recommend and felt a high level of confidence.

June 25, 2013

Lots of time was given to me by Dr. Hammoud who had time to answer all my pending question with great assurance too.

June 11, 2013

Dr. Hammoud is a wonderful doctor. I like how he explains what he is seeing on the ultrasound screen during the exam. He is caring and smart.

June 06, 2013

Very impressed with Dr. Hammoud. Didn't feel that appointment was rushed, and all of my questions were answered

June 04, 2013

Dr. Hammoud is awesome, very calm and explains everything in detail

May 28, 2013

Great to talk to and was give good advise. I felt all my questions were answered and left feeling 100%.

May 27, 2013

I am very happy and comfortable as a patient with Dr. Hammoud and his team.

May 20, 2013

We were happy that he was open to letting us try artificial insemination since IVF is not an option.

May 20, 2013

Dr hammoud is wonderful every time I see him. I trust his knowledge and plan and know he cares about me.

May 06, 2013

Doctor Hammoud discussed every option that we have - thoroughly. Additionally, he answered all of our questions with no concern for time. I left the office feeling very well informed and ready to take the next step.

May 03, 2013

We really enjoy working with Dr. Hammoud.

April 25, 2013

he was nice but really rough during the ultra sound!

April 23, 2013

Dr. Hammoud was amazing. he was highly recommended by two very good friends. After being told basics of my condition, PCOS I wasn't very hopeful on conceiving. Dr. Hammoud gave us detailed information within 10 minutes of our appt.

April 22, 2013

This doctor was absolutely amazing. Very knowledgeable an showed a general interest in my case. He sat at my level, and was focused on me the whole time. He made me feel comfortable and welcome as well as that I was his top priority at that time.

April 19, 2013

I felt like Dr. Hammoud wasn't explanatory about the quality of the embryos/the likelihood of pregnancy. I felt like I didn't get all the answers I wanted. The problem could have been that I didn't know what questions to ask, but I didn't know what questions to ask since this was my first time experiencing IVF!

April 16, 2013

Dr. Hammoud is exceptional. He always takes the time to answer questions and he never dismisses new ideas. He has great bedside manner and has always made me feel very comfortable. I've been impressed with his abilities relating to ultrasounds. He has always been able to see issues easily and can bare bad news with care.

April 10, 2013

Dr. Hammoud is amazing - smart and kind.

April 08, 2013

Dr. Hammoud is exceptional. I am very confident in his abilities/skills and appreciate that he takes the time to listen.

April 03, 2013

Dr. Hammoud is a great physician. Caring and concerned and positive. It's been a great experience working with him.

March 26, 2013

Dr. Hammoud spent about 40 minuts with me explaining future treatment plans and addressing my questions and concerns.

March 25, 2013

We love Dr. Hammoud. He can make you laugh, is straight forward, answers any questions we had, very caring and just a good guy. We are blessed to have found him - and so quickly too!

March 25, 2013

Dr. Hammoud is very kind and very knowledgeable. He takes time to discuss and answer questions. I have been very pleased with him as my doctor.

March 12, 2013

Dr. Hammoud is wonderful. He takes time to explain everything and responded quickly to my MyChart email on Saturday and Sunday. I would highly recommend him to others.

March 12, 2013

Dr. Hammoud is a wonderful doctor. I really like him and feel that he reàlly cares about me as his patient.

March 08, 2013

Dr Hammoud is kind, knowledgeable and gets to know his patients. He's very honest and upfront with the facts, but always maintains a positive outlook, which is a quality that can be hard to find in a doctor. I have nothing but good things to say about Dr. Hammoud and his staff and would highly recommend him to anyone experiencing fertility issues.

March 06, 2013

The doctor is always so kind and makes me feel comfortable each time. I usually feel weird seeing a male doctor for womanly problems but he doesn't and seems to understands me and helps me by encouragement.

March 04, 2013

I've already recommend him to multiple people!

March 04, 2013

The list of positive attributes that Dr. Hammoud and his staff have is endless! I have always felt like he cares about my situation specifically and I appreciate that he is open to new ideas. Dr. Hammoud is very knowledgeable and has a great bedside manner. The list goes on and on!

February 27, 2013

In all cases Dr Hammoud provided the maximum information and outlined each step of every procedure.

February 27, 2013

I love Dr. Hammoud! I don't believe I've ever felt as comfortable with a physician--not even with my PCP of 15+ years. Dr. Hammoud is gifted with the ability to establish a great patient-physician rapport.

February 26, 2013

Dr. Hammoud is the best doctor a woman trying to conceive could get. He really understands the sensibility of the subject and has an amazing way to make us feel confident and relax throughout the process. Because of his knowledge and confidence (and the amazing team behind him) I am expecting my first child.

February 26, 2013

I wasn't actually prescribed any medications this visit, but I wish that I had asked more questions regarding the medications suggested in future plans (side effects, etc), or that the care provider had offered that information.

February 25, 2013

I would have liked to have left w/ specific aftercare instructions.

February 19, 2013

I really like dr. Hammoud. Even if he was super busy which I'm sure he was he took time to answer my questions and explain things with out me even asking him to explain it. He has a humble confidence about himself which I really like. He seems to care about getting you pregnant as much as you do but not rushing into either. He makes you feel comfortable to take it slow and keep you calm and at ease.

February 12, 2013

Dr. Hammond is wonderful to work with. He could not be any nicer!!

February 11, 2013

Great experience!

January 29, 2013

Such great care!

January 28, 2013

I really enjoyed my visit with Dr. Hammoud. He was professional, efficient, and very helpful. I appreciated how well he explained things - from what he thought could be going on with me to what his plan of action was. He listened carefully and answered all of my questions. I also appreciated how he had reviewed the medical records we had had sent beforehand so he already knew much of what had been going on and was able to get right to the issue.

January 28, 2013

Dr. Hammoud is amazing and I would recommend him to anyone!

January 21, 2013

Dr. Hammoud is great! This appointment was especially exciting as we were able to hear a heartbeat for the first time after a successful IVF! After many years of trying to get pregnant on our own, that was a welcome sound! This clinic definitely means what they say: that their first delivery is hope. Working with Dr. Hammoud last year has been such a positive experience. From day one he presented us with many options and helped guide us through each of those options leading up to IVF. I felt confident in his abilities and expertise each step of the way.

January 14, 2013

Wonderful care. A friend told me about this Dr and I have already referred another friend here. Wonderful care

January 08, 2013

Would have liked a heads up on side effects of the medication I was prescribed. Made me sick so I did some research online to see if that was normal or not.

December 31, 2012

Dr. Hammoud is an amazingly smart and caring doctor.

December 28, 2012

Dr. Hammoud is excellent. He explained things well, made sure my insurance would cover procedures, answered all my questions, and sent me home knowing he cared and he would be available to answer other questions that might arise.

December 27, 2012

I really like Dr. Hammoud. He has a very calming personality which is good considering infertility is a stressful situation.

December 26, 2012

I am very impressed with the care that I have received.

December 14, 2012

Dr. Hammoud has an excellent bedside manner. He is very, very nice. I did have to follow up with one of the nurses via e-mail to clarify a medication question.

December 10, 2012

Dr. Hammoud is such a great doctor. He takes the time to answer questions in a sensible and sensitive way. He is someone I can trust and I am very confident in his abilities.

November 26, 2012

Really liked doctor and his fellow and the options they provided.

November 26, 2012

Confidence in my care provider should be a 10! Everyone there was absolutely fantastic! I couldn't have been more please with how the Invitro process went. Your clinic has blessed me with twin babies on the way! I can't thank my doctors and nurses enough! I'm so happy!

November 26, 2012

Dr Hammoud is wonderful. So kind and shows so much concern, speaks to me positively about my prognosis and includes me in the discussion about treatment options. He really tries to make the process as easy as possible and I appreciate that!

November 21, 2012

After my procedure Dr. Hammoud did not come back to talk with me while I was recovering nor did he call to tell me the outcome of my procedure later that day or the next. I ended up emailing him and he gave me some basic information about my procedure. I was not given any printed after care instructions.

November 18, 2012

This was our first visit with an infertility specialist & Dr Hammoud was great in explaining things & giving us options to choose from.

November 12, 2012

Very good experience overall. I felt that Dr. Hammoud really cared for us and our situation and wanted to help us make the best decision.

November 12, 2012

Dr. Hammoud is amazing! He really takes time to explain everything and to respond any questions I might have. I feel safe knowing I'm in such good hands.

November 12, 2012

good

November 05, 2012

I found Dr. Hammoud to be very compassionate and very encouraging despite our odds of conceiving, which has helped me to adopt a more helpful, yet still realistic, attitude toward the process.

November 05, 2012

One of the best appointments with a physician that I can recall in a while. Really enjoyed Dr. Hammoud.

October 30, 2012

Dr. Hammoud is an excellent physician.

October 29, 2012

fine

October 24, 2012

We were impressed with Dr. Hammoud. He explained things well and we could tell he had poured over our chart to come up with our IVF protocol. He made us feel that he understood our situation and cared about us. I appreciated that he asked us lots of questions and let us ask lots of questions.

October 22, 2012

We had a very good consult with Dr. Hammoud regarding plans to begin an IVF cycle soon. He explained the process, answered our questions and was encouraging. We left feeling informed and excited to begin the process.

October 15, 2012

Everyone was very helpful, courteous and friendly.

October 15, 2012

Dr. Hammoud is GREAT! He is always willing to discuss the next steps for our treatment, without making us feeling rushed. I also appreciate his quick response in forwarding test results, etc. via MyChart.

October 15, 2012

Very responsive and knowledgeable.

October 12, 2012

Everyone was helpful and explained the next steps...

October 09, 2012

Dr. Hammoud always spends so much time with us and never makes me feel rushed at all. He is so patient

October 05, 2012

Dr. Hammoud is great. I have never once felt rushed out or as if his time was more important then mine. He has shown great kindness and always makes us feel like he really cares about what we are going through.

September 12, 2012

Dr Hammoud is an excellant doctor that is very proactive to help me with my needs and shows concern for me.

September 11, 2012

I was recommend by others to him and after one appointment I have referred others already. He has such a way with People it was amazing. I have been to a few doctor that talk down to me. His bedside manner was great. I thought he was a great doctor

September 10, 2012

Dr. Hammoud made me feel like I was his top priority that day! As it turns out, my issue is relatively simple to remedy, but the knowledge of that never changed his kindness towards me. I was so impressed!

September 04, 2012

I would recommend everyone!

September 04, 2012

Very informative and took the time to explain everything we had questions on. He is very helpful and knowledgeable!

August 27, 2012

Dr. Hammoud is incredibly patient and very helpful in explaining things.

August 23, 2012

I was pleased by Dr. Hammoud's knowledge and bedside manner. He inspires trust and confidence.

August 13, 2012

Dr. Hammoud sat us down in his office after the exam and explained our situation, all of the possible reasons for our unexplained infertility and all of our options moving forward. He even asked us what our plans/feelings were instead of assuming that since we were there we were like all other couples seeking infertility help. He was also so very respectful during the exam - I felt more modest and comfortable with him than any other OB/GYN that I have been to.

August 07, 2012

I really appreciated his willingness to answer all of my questions, especially considering how busy they were.

July 27, 2012

I really like Dr. Hammoud. He is very personable and makes sure you understand the next steps of action before you leave. I also really like how all of the instructions he gives are usually written down so that you can go back to them later in case you fo

July 27, 2012

Even though they were very busy the day I saw them (they were off the next day for a holiday) I felt like Dr. Hammoud was not rushed and spent a good amount of time addressing my issues and answering my questions. He is a great provider, very knowledgeab

July 27, 2012

My experience with Dr. Hammoud is nothing short of excellent. I am extremely confident about his knowledge and skills, and I am comfortable and relaxed during our encounters. I would highly recommend him to friends or colleagues.

July 09, 2012

Dr. Hammoud is an awesome doctor. Out of all my physicians he's the most caring. He actually takes the time to talk to us. He talks in a nice polite manner and doesn't act arrogant like I'm the doctor and make you feel inferior.

July 09, 2012

Very clear directions were given. i am always EXTREMELY confident with dr. hammoud

June 26, 2012

Dr. Hammoud is the best i have ever dealt with. We had questions at our last Ultrasound follicle check and I was shocked at how much he seemed to care about us and i didn't ever feel that he was in a rush. In fact he even came back and answered more questions. I can't say enough good things about him and his knowledge and ability to explain.

June 20, 2012

I will not shut up about Dr. Hammoud. I have told everyone about how wonderful he is. My last fertility doctor made my experience such a horrible one that i was even questioning looking into another provider and moving forward. Dr. Hammoud is very knowledgable, professional, and kind. i cannot say enough good stuff about him. I am so glad I gave it another shot and landed with him!

June 11, 2012

I thought my doctor was very helpful. He seemed to listen to my concerns and take immediate action upon them. He also took the time to explain a possible diagnosis to my husband and I as well as a plan of action. Overall, I felt a lot more optimistic about my situation leaving the clinic than before I had arrived.

May 17, 2012

My husband and I were both very appreciative of dr. Hammoud taking the time to perform an ultrasound while in the office, thus saving us from scheduling that for another day.

May 15, 2012

I felt very comfortable with Dr. Hammoud and his staff. They were kind, professional, and personable. Made for a great experience.

May 01, 2012

I saw Dr. Hammoud for this visit. He is an excellent doctor. I'm thoroughly impressed with the way that he interacts with his patients, his general demeanor, and how he gives his patients hope during the fertility treatment process. It's not an easy process, and any positive feedback and encouragement from doctors keeps despair at bay. Thank you Dr. Hammoud!

April 26, 2012

I was very impressed. At no time did the Dr. act rushed or made me feel like he needed to be somewhere else. He was patient and kind and took time to answer our questions.

April 18, 2012

We appreciated the knowledge he shared with us and great with how he informed us - a way in which we could understand.

April 17, 2012

Though to be fair, I don't feel like I can fully answer the last couple of questions after only talking to him for 20 minutes.

April 14, 2012

Dr Hammoud took the time to talk to me after my exam to go over my medications and treatment plan. I really appreciated the extra time spent with me.

April 12, 2012

Dr. Hammoud is very patient and helpful. He explained things to us very patiently a number of times so we could fully understand the concepts.

April 11, 2012

We have seen Dr. Hammoud in the past for an IUI treatment about 18 months ago. We have always been thrilled with his service. I'm sure he gets asked the same questions a million times, but he always takes the time to answer our questions like it is the first time he is being asked. He spends a great deal of time with us and makes us feel like our circumstance is just as important to him as any other.

March 31, 2012

Dr Hammoud is a phenomenal physician. He always takes time explaining things to me and expressing his concerns and opinions. He is always so concerned and makes me feel like I am his number one priority. He always does his best to help me and answer all of my questions.

March 22, 2012

Dr. Hammoud was great. I really felt like he cared about us. i liked that he wrote up a plan for us and gave us specific instructions.

March 21, 2012

Dr. Hammoud was kind and patient with us. He spent lots of time with us making sure we understood procedures and medical issues. He answered all of our questions. My husband and I both felt he understood and cared about our concerns and situation. Thank you Dr. Hammoud.

March 17, 2012

I enjoyed visiting the facility

March 15, 2012

The Dr I saw before had no clue as to why I couldn't get pregnat, I saw her for a year, she was moving very slow on things. I came into your office and the Dr looked at my test results and said "your not ovulating" it took him about 2 seconds to fgure that out. Since then he has been very aggressive in my treatment and although I am not pregnat yet after 8 months I feel like we are making progress.

March 10, 2012

Love my experience at the U... ALL the staff and providers spend quality one-on-one time to make sure my questions are addressed and to explain the next steps I should take. I have been to quite a few doctors (other places) and have NEVER had this kind of quality time with the doctor. I love it!

March 08, 2012

Dr. Hammoud is very caring and professional from start to finish I feel like he has explained my situation and all procedures so that I understand what is going to happen. I appreciated the kindness shown toward myself and my family. I have had few Dr that I feel completely confident in, but I feel very satisfied with him. I feel like he listens to my concerns and addressees them right there. I also feel like he is compassionate, smart, and truthful. During this stressful time in my life, I am thankful that Dr. Hammoud has been my care provider. I interact with lots of patients, co-worker, friends and family and I feel very confident in recommending him to any of them. Thanks again for all the time taken to help me through this trial in my life.

March 07, 2012

I love Dr. Hammoud. He spent a lot of time with us and he left you with all questions answered.

March 03, 2012

Dr Hammoud is wonderful. He always spends sufficent time with me and makes sure my needs are met and that I understand everything. I wouldn't go to anyone else.

February 28, 2012

You guys are amazing! :-)

February 28, 2012

Both my husband and I were impressed with Dr. Hammoud. He listened to our concerns and helped us make some great decisions for our treatment plan. He is the best RE we have ever seen !

February 15, 2012

I was very impressed with my doctor. Very thorough! I felt like he really cared!

February 12, 2012

The nurse was very friendly. She answered all of my questions and seemed to really care about us.

February 04, 2012

Recommendation to others will depend on success.

February 03, 2012

Because my doctor does an excellent job, that my aunt told me about him, and now she is jumping with joy that her first child is coming, after waiting for 13 years finally she feels blessed to have know my doctor. so thank u.

January 27, 2012

Though I do like my doctor, if I refer people I will absolutely tell them to be prepared to spend at least 1 1/2- 2 hours there if they choose this provider.

January 18, 2012

This was just a very quick checkpoint. But everyone always treats me wonderfully...like part of the family

January 14, 2012

Dr. Hammoud is kind, patient and knowledgeable. I have already referred some friends to see him.

January 12, 2012

Once I saw Dr. hammoud, he was great!

January 07, 2012

He is very knowledgable, yet when I had serious reservations about his mode of treatment he was unwilling to acknowledge that my past experience with certain medications should direct our current mode of treatment

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Obstetrics/Gynecology - Assistant Professor
Family and Preventive Medicine - Adjunct Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions Public Health
Reproductive Endocrinology
Board Certification American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology (Sub: Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility)
National Board of Medical Examiners

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 587-3795 School of Medicine
Obstetrics & Gynecology
30 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Dr Hammoud is interested in the public health aspect of infertility. His current and previous research investigates the effects of obesity and environmental pollution on human reproduction. In particular, he is interested in studying the effect of pollution, obesity and weight loss on the male reproductive potential, including sexual function and sperm parameters. He also studies the environmental, genetic and familial factors of Mullerian anomalies of the uterus.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Certification University of Utah
Leadership Development for Health Care Executives
Postgraduate Certificate
Graduate Training University of Utah
M.P.H.
Post Graduate Training University of Utah
Enrolled in the K30 program: Clinical Research Curriculum
Postgraduate Studies
Fellowship University of Utah-Dept. of OB/GYN
Reproductive Endocrinology
Fellow
Residency Hutzel Hospital/Wayne State University
OB/GYN
Resident
Internship American University of Beirut
OB/GYN
Intern
Professional Medical Saint Joseph Medical School
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate Saint Joseph Medical School
Medicine
Baccalaureate

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Schliep KC, Schisterman EF, Mumford SL, Pollack AZ, Perkins NJ, Ye A, Zhang CJ, Stanford JB, Porucznik CA, Hammoud AO, Wactawski-Wende (2013)Energy-containing beverages: reproductive hormones and ovarian function in the BioCycle Study.  American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 97(3),621-30
  2. Kuzbari O, Peterson CM, Franklin MR, Hathaway LB, Johnstone EB, Hammoud AO, Lamb J(2013)Comparative analysis of human CYP3A4 and rat CYP3A1 induction and relevant gene expression by bisphenol A and diethylstilbestrol: Implications for toxicity testing paradigms.  Reproductive Toxicology, 3724-30
  3. Peterson CM, Johnstone EB, Hammoud AO, Stanford JB, Varner MW, Kennedy A, Chen Z, Sun L, Fujimoto VY, Hediger ML, Buck Louis G(2013)Risk factors associated with endometriosis: importance of study population for characterizing disease in the ENDO Study.  American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 208(6),451.e1-11
  4. Hammoud AO, Carrell DT, Gibson M, Matthew Peterson C, Wayne Meikle (2012)Updates on the relation of weight excess and reproductive function in men: sleep apnea as a new area of interest.  Asian Journal of Andrology, 14(1),77-81
  5. Schliep KC, Schisterman EF, Mumford SL, Pollack AZ, Zhang C, Ye A, Stanford JB, Hammoud AO, Porucznik CA, Wactawski-Wende (2012)Caffeinated beverage intake and reproductive hormones among premenopausal women in the BioCycle Study.  American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 95(2),488-97
  6. Schliep KC, Stanford JB, Chen Z, Zhang B, Dorais JK, Boiman Johnstone E, Hammoud AO, Varner MW, Louis GM, Peterson C(2012)Interrater and Intrarater Reliability in the Diagnosis and Staging of Endometriosis.  Obstetrics and Gynecology, 120(1),104-112
  7. Adams TD, Davidson LE, Litwin SE, Kolotkin RL, LaMonte MJ, Pendleton RC, Strong MB, Vinik R, Wanner NA, Hopkins PN, Gress RE, Walker JM, Cloward TV, Nuttall RT, Hammoud A, Greenwood JL, Crosby RD, McKinlay R, Simper SC, Smith SC, Hunt S(2012)Health benefits of gastric bypass surgery after 6 years.  J A M A: The Journal of the American Medical Association, 308(11),1122-31
  8. Hammoud AO, Meikle AW, Peterson CM, Stanford J, Gibson M, Carrell D(2012)Association of 25-hydroxy-vitamin D levels with semen and hormonal parameters.  Asian Journal of Andrology, 14(6),855-9
  9. Dorais J, Jones K, Hammoud A, Gibson M, Johnstone E, Peterson C(2011)A superior mesenteric vein thrombosis associated with in vitro fertilization.  Fertility and Sterility, 95(2),804.e11-3
  10. Hammoud AO, Walker JM, Gibson M, Cloward TV, Hunt SC, Kolotkin RL, Adams TD, Meikle A(2011)Sleep apnea, reproductive hormones and quality of sexual life in severely obese men.  Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.), 19(6),1118-23
  11. Dorais J, Milroy C, Hammoud A, Chaudhari A, Gurtcheff S, Peterson C(2011)Conservative treatment of a Herlyn-Werner-Wunderlich mullerian anomaly variant, noncommunicating hemiuterus with Gartner duct pseudocyst.  Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, 18(2),262-6
  12. Milroy C, Liu L, Hammoud S, Hammoud A, Peterson CM, Carrell D(2011)Differential methylation of pluripotency gene promoters in in vitro matured and vitrified, in vivo-matured mouse oocytes.  Fertility and Sterility, 95(6),2094-9
  13. Hammoud SS, Nix DA, Hammoud AO, Gibson M, Cairns BR, Carrell D(2011)Genome-wide analysis identifies changes in histone retention and epigenetic modifications at developmental and imprinted gene loci in the sperm of infertile men.  Human Reproduction, 26(9),2558-69
  14. Nanassy L, Peterson CA, Wilcox AL, Peterson CM, Hammoud A, Carrell D(2010)Comparison of 5% and ambient oxygen during days 3-5 of in vitro culture of human embryos.  Fertility and Sterility, 93(2),579-85
  15. Hammoud A, Carrell DT, Meikle AW, Xin Y, Hunt SC, Adams TD, Gibson (2010)An aromatase polymorphism modulates the relationship between weight and estradiol levels in obese men.  Fertility and Sterility, 94(5),1734-8
  16. Hammoud AO, Griffin J, Meikle AW, Gibson M, Peterson CM, Carrell D(2010)Association of aromatase (TTTAn) repeat polymorphism length and the relationship between obesity and decreased sperm concentration.  Human Reproduction, 25(12),3146-51
  17. Hammoud A, Carrell DT, Gibson M, Sanderson M, Parker-Jones K, Peterson C(2010)Decreased sperm motility is associated with air pollution in Salt Lake City  Fertility and Sterility, 93(6),1875-9
  18. Hammoud AO, Gibson M, Stanford J, White G, Carrell DT, Peterson (2009)In vitro fertilization availability and utilization in the United States: a study of demographic, social, and economic factors.  Fertility and Sterility, 91(5),1630-5
  19. Hammoud A, Gibson M, Hunt SC, Adams TD, Carrell DT, Kolotkin RL, Meikle A(2009)Effect of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery on the sex steroids and quality of life in obese men.  Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 94(4),1329-32
  20. Hammoud AO, Wilde N, Gibson M, Parks A, Carrell DT, Meikle A(2008)Male obesity and alteration in sperm parameters.  Fertility and Sterility, 90(6),2222-5
  21. Hammoud AO, Gibson M, Peterson CM, Kerber RA, Mineau GP, Hatasaka (2008)Quantification of the familial contribution to mullerian anomalies.  Obstetrics and Gynecology, 111(2 Pt 1),378-84
  22. Hammoud AO, Merhi ZO, Diamond M, Baumann (2007)Recurrent pregnancy loss and obstetric outcome.  International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, 96(1),28-9
  23. Baumann P, Hammoud AO, McNeeley SG, DeRose E, Kudish B, Hendrix (2007)Factors associated with anal sphincter laceration in 40,923 primiparous women.  International Urogynecology Journal, 18(9),985-90
  24. Hammoud AO, Gibson M, Peterson MC, Carrell D(2007)Effect of sperm preparation techniques by density gradient on intra-individual variation of sperm motility.  Archives of Andrology, 53(6),349-51
  25. Schimp VL, Ali-Fehmi R, Solomon LA, Hammoud A, Pansare V, Morris RT, Munkarah A(2006)The racial disparity in outcomes in endometrial cancer: could this be explained on a molecular level?  Gynecologic Oncology, 102(3),440-6
  26. Hammoud AO, Asaad R, Berman J, Treadwell MC, Blackwell S, Diamond M(2006)Volume change of uterine myomas during pregnancy: do myomas really grow?  Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, 13(5),386-90
  27. Hammoud AO, Hammoud I, Bujold E, Gonik B, Diamond MP, Johnson S(2005)The role of sonographic endometrial patterns and endometrial thickness in the differential diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy.  American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 192(5),1370-5
  28. Hammoud AO, Bujold E, Sorokin Y, Schild C, Krapp M, Baumann (2005)Smoking in pregnancy revisited: findings from a large population-based study.  American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 192(6),1856-62; discussion 1862-3
  29. Bujold E, Hammoud A, Schild C, Krapp M, Baumann (2005)The role of maternal body mass index in outcomes of vaginal births after cesarean.  American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 193(4),1517-21
  30. Hammoud et a(In preparation)Evidence of declining semen parameters in a defined geographic area in the UnitedStates.  Journal Not Yet Confirmed,

Review

  1. Hammoud AO, Meikle AW, Reis LO, Gibson M, Peterson CM, Carrell D(2012)Obesity and male infertility: a practical approach.  Seminars in Reproductive Medicine, 30(6),486-95
  2. Hammoud AO, Gibson M, Peterson CM, Meikle AW, Carrell D(2008)Impact of male obesity on infertility: a critical review of the current literature.  Fertility and Sterility, 90(4),897-904
  3. Hammoud A, Emery (2007)Male Obesity  Point of Care,
  4. Hammoud AO, Gibson M, Peterson CM, Hamilton BD, Carrell D(2006)Obesity and male reproductive potential.  Journal of Andrology, 27(5),619-26
  5. Hammoud A, Gago LA, Diamond M(2004)Adhesions in patients with chronic pelvic pain: a role for adhesiolysis?  Fertility and Sterility, 82(6),1483-91

Book Chapter

  1. Hammoud A, Gibson M(2011)Minimal Stimulation IVF  ,
  2. Ahmad Hammoud. M(2011)Polycystic ovary syndrome  , 57-63
  3. Hammoud A, Carrell D(2008)Obesity and Male Infertility  ,

Case Report

  1. Hammoud AO, Deppe G, Elkhechen SS, Johnson (2006)Ultrasonography-guided transvaginal endometrial biopsy: a useful technique in patients with cervical stenosis.  Obstetrics and Gynecology, 107(2 Pt 2),518-20
  2. Huang I, Hammoud AO, Cook C, Sharp HT, Peterson C(2005)Periovulatory Geograhic Tongue in Spontaneous Menstrual Cycles.  Case Reports & Clinical Practice Review, 6275-277

Letter

  1. Bujold E, Hammoud A, Hendler (2006)Safety and efficacy of vaginal birth after cesarean delivery attempts at or beyond 40 weeks of gestation.  Obstetrics and Gynecology, 107(1),205; author reply 205

Video/Film/CD/Web/Podcast

  1. Hammoud A, Elkechen S, Malone J, Munkarah A, Deppe G, Johnson (2005)A novel technique in endometrial sampling: Ultrasound guided transvaginal endometrial biopsys. Video presented at the annual resident research day  ,

Poster

  1. Kuzbari O, Lamb J, Raucy J, Franklin M, Hammoud A, Johnstone E, Peterson C.M(2011)In vitro determination of the induction of human CYP3A4 enzyme activity by bisphenol A and diethylstilbestrol  ,
  2. Gurtcheff S, Hatasaka H, Pittman J, Peterson CM, Gibson M, Hammoud AH(2009)

    Pregnancy outcome of women with uterine anomalies in a large population series. Poster presentation,

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  3. Gurtcheff S, Hatasaka H, Lambert P, Empey R, Morris E, Hammoud A(2009)Clinical Presentation and Diagnosis of Women With Mullerian Anomalies.  ,
  4. Hammoud A, Parks A, Wilde N, Gibson M, Carrell D, Meikle A, W(2007)Obesity and Male Infertility  ,
  5. Hammoud , Haung I, Gibson M, Hatasaka H, Jones K, Peterson C(2006)Demographic Determinants of Availability and Utilization of IVF in the United States  ,
  6. Mahmoud M, Hammoud A, Schild C, Jones T, Soskin V, Baumann P(2006)Epidural Analgesia, Maternal Pyrexia During Labor and Their Relationship to Infectious Complications  , 107(39S),
  7. Hammoud A, Huang Hammoud S, Rosenbluth E, Peterson C.M, Carrell (2006)The Effect of Different Sperm Preparations on Sperm Motility.  ,
  8. Hammoud A, Elkechen S, Malone J, Munkarah A, Deppe G, Johnson (2005)

    A novel technique in endometrial sampling: Ultrasound guided transvaginal endometrial biopsy

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  9. Stang P, Hammoud AO, Schild C, Krapp M, Jones T, Baumann (2005)

    Oral Tocolysis "Maintenance Therapy": Efficacy in Achieving Term Delivery

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  10. Hanna RK, Hendler I, Hammoud (2005)

    The Success Rate of Induction of Labor in Nulliparous Singleton low risk Pregnancies compared by maternal BMI

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  11. Mahmoud M, Hammoud A, Deppe (2004)

    Comparison between cold knife conization and LEEP for the treatment of HGSIL

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  12. Hammoud A, El Khechen S, Jones T, Diamond M, Baumann (2004)

    History of Infertility Treatment and Incidence of Pregnancy Complications

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  13. Hammoud A, Blackwell S, Hendrix S, Kmak D, Diamond MP, McNeeley (2004)

    Single Dose Methotrexate for Ectopic Pregnancy in an Urban population: Difficult Follow UP and Low Success Rate

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Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials

Video & News

Video