Scott L. Hansen, M.D., FACS

Associate Professor, Plastic, Reconstructive & Orthopedic Surgery
Chief, Hand and Microvascular Surgery, UCSF
Chief, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, SFGH
Director, UCSF Microsurgery Fellowship
Director, Plastic Surgery Residency Program

Contact Information

UCSF Dept. of Surgery at San Francisco General Hospital & Trauma Center
Ward 3A
1001 Potrero Avenue
San Francisco, CA  94110

(415) 206-8814 SFGH Asst.
Fax: (415) 206-5484 SFGH

(415) 353-4217 UCSF Asst.
(415) 353-4622 UCSF Fax
shansen@sfghsurg.ucsf.edu
Plastic, Reconstructive and Orthopedic Surgery Center (PROS),
San Francisco Wound Care & Reconstructive Surgery Center
450 Stanyan, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94117

(415) 750-5588 Phone
(415) 750-8180 Fax

Education

  • Radford University, Radford, VA, Business Major, 1989
  • George Mason University,  Fairfax, VA, B.S., Biology, 1992
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA, M.D., Medicine, 1997

Residencies

  • UCSF, Intern, General Surgery, 1997-1998 
  • UCSF, Resident, General Surgery, 1998-2000
  • UCSF, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Resident, 2003-2005

Fellowships

  • University of California, Los Angeles, Hand and Microsurgery Fellowship, 2006-2007

Postdoctoral Training

  • UCSF, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Surgery, 2000-2003

Board Certifications

  • Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery, Surgery of the Hand

Clinical Expertise

  • Burn and Trauma Reconstruction
  • General Reconstructive Surgery and Complex Wounds
  • Hand and Microvascular Surgery
  • Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction
  • Post-Bariatric Body Conturing
  • Sports Related Injuries of the Hand and Wrist

Research Interests

  • Bone healing
  • Hemangioma
  • Limb development
  • Wound healing

Biography

Scott L. Hansen, M.D., FACS is plastic and reconstructive surgeon with a primary appointment in the UCSF Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and a secondary appointment in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. 

Dr. Hansen is a graduate of Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS).  He participated in basic Science research throughout his 4 years at EVMS studying wound healing and peripheral nerve regeneration.  He completed a combined General Surgery/Plastic Surgery residency at UCSF in 2005. Thereafter, he completed a 3-year post-doctoral research fellowship at UCSF. During this time, he was awarded a prestigious NIH-NRSA Grant that supported his work on heat shock proteins and cutaneous wound healing. He also completed a Hand and Microvascular Surgery Fellowship at UCLA.

Dr. Hansen was appointed Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery at SFGH in 2007. He also serves as Chief of Hand and Microvascular Surgery at UCSF, co-director of the Hand and Upper Extremity Service at SFGH and Associate Program Director of the UCSF Plastic Surgery Residency Program.

Dr. Hansen's clinical interests include reconstructive microsurgery (head and neck, breast, upper extremity, and lower extremity), general reconstructive plastic surgery and hand and upper extremity surgery--both congenital and traumatic. He is also the Hand and Microsurgery editor for both the Annals of Plastic Surgery and ePlasty (on-line Plastic Surgery Journal).

Research Overview

Dr. Hansen a principal investigator in the Surgical Research Lab at San Francisco General Hospital. (SFGH), maintaining a basic science lab.  His interests include diabetic wound healing, fracture healing, limb development and hemangiomas. He has collaborations with basic scientists in the areas of development, angiogenesis and the extracellular matrix. In conjunction with David Young's Lab and under the leadership of Nancy Boudreau, Dr. Hansen's lab has numerous primary and collaborative research projects:

  • Diabetic wound healing.  Evaluation of the effects of homeobox genes on normal and deficient (diabetic) wound healing; specifically, the group 3 homeobox genes which accelerate diabetic wound healing through a variety of mechanisms.
  • Hemangioma and Homeobox gene expression.  Evaluation of the expression of homeobox genes in hemangiomas.  Development of both an in vitro and in vivo model to evaluate the development and regression of these vascular tumors.
  • Fracture healing.  In collaboration with the Orthopedic Surgery Laboratory, Dr. Hansen's research group is  evaluating the expression of homeobox genes in stable vs. unstable bone fractures.  Investigation of diabetic bone healing as compared to normal bone healing.
    Nerve repair.  Development of  a nerve gap model to evaluate the effect of Hox genes on nerve growth and repair.
  • Stem cell biology.  Evaluation of the contribution that stem cells have on adult wound healing.  This will be compared to diabetic wound healing.
 

Publications

Most recent publications from a total of 23
  1. Wang ED, Conkling N, Xu X, Chern H, Finlayson E, Varma MG, Hansen SL, Foster RD, Hoffman WY, Sbitany H. Perineal reconstruction following anorectal tumor resection: an 18-year single-center experience. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Oct; 134(4 Suppl 1):136-7. View in PubMed
  2. Garland CB, Hansen SL, Hoffman WY, Sbitany H. Treatment of the radial forearm flap donor site with single-stage integra™ artificial dermal matrix and autograft. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Oct; 134(4 Suppl 1):28-9. View in PubMed
  3. Sbitany H, Xu X, Hansen SL, Young DM, Hoffman WY. The effects of immunosuppressive medications on outcomes in microvascular free tissue transfer. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Apr; 133(4):552e-8e. View in PubMed
  4. Jones NF, Dickinson BP, Hansen SL. Reconstruction of an entire metacarpal and metacarpophalangeal joint using a fibular osteocutaneous free flap and silicone arthroplasty. J Hand Surg Am. 2012 Feb; 37(2):310-5. View in PubMed
  5. Belek KA, Alkureishi LW, Dunn AA, Devcic Z, Kuri M, Lee CK, Hansen SL. Single-stage reconstruction of a devastating antebrachial injury with brachial artery, median nerve, and soft tissue deficit: a case report and review of the literature. Eplasty. 2010; 10:e33. View in PubMed
  6. Dunn AA, Belek KA, Devcic Z, Rathnayake S, Kuo JH, Kuri M, Chang DS, Hansen SL. Surgical treatment options for subacute ischemia of the hand: case report and literature review. Eplasty. 2010; 10:e30. View in PubMed
  7. Paydar KZ, Hansen SL, Chang DS, Hoffman WY, Leon P. Implantable venous Doppler monitoring in head and neck free flap reconstruction increases the salvage rate. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Apr; 125(4):1129-34. View in PubMed
  8. Mohebali K, Young DM, Hansen SL, Shawo A, Freise CE, Chang DS, Maa J, Harris HW. Open incisional hernia repair at an academic tertiary care medical center. Arch Surg. 2009 Sep; 144(9):848-52. View in PubMed
  9. Bates SJ, Hansen SL, Jones NF. Reconstruction of congenital differences of the hand. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009 Jul; 124(1 Suppl):128e-143e. View in PubMed
  10. Lee CK, Hansen SL. Management of acute wounds. Surg Clin North Am. 2009 Jun; 89(3):659-76. View in PubMed
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