about Molly Hammond
Career & Specialties
Molly is a proud alum of Baylor University, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. She graduated from the Honors program with distinction, and completed her honors thesis using research she gathered while studying abroad in western Kenya. While at Baylor, Molly was also an active member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, where she served as the chapter’s service chair.
After graduation, Molly worked as a research intern for Texas Children’s Division of Pediatric Tropical Medicine. She then received her Master of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, Texas.
The day before graduation, Molly married her husband and then joined him in Austin, Texas. She has been a practicing orthopedic physician assistant since 2016. Molly spent nearly two years working as a physician assistant for a hand and upper extremity specialist before becoming Dr. Hurt’s physician assistant in 2018.
Since graduation, Molly has gained extensive orthopedic experience in hand, trauma, sports, and joint reconstructive surgery. She is an integral part of Austin Orthopedic Institute, where she evaluates and manages patients in clinic, performs in-office procedures including joint injections and aspirations, first assists in the operating room, orders and interprets diagnostic studies, and assists with patient triage.
She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and Texas Academy of Physician Assistants and is certified in BLS and ACLS.
The Golden Rule
Molly’s patient care philosophy is based on the golden rule, treating others the way that you would want to be treated. She also understands that what is routine for her in orthopedics might be intimidating for the patient. Therefore, she takes time to listen and explain, making sure to address any concerns the patients might have. Whether she is treating mild arthritis, or recommending the patient consider a total knee replacement, she acts with empathy and thoroughness, knowing that any decision about the patient’s health is an important one.
Outside of work, Molly enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters, and Boxer puppy, Chaco. On the weekends, she loves walking around Town Lake with her family, exploring new parks, catching Peloton rides between naps, watching all Baylor sports, and drinking lots of coffee.