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Derek Gartland Hansen, MD


Orthopedic Surgery, Trauma, Metabolic Bone
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Derek Gartland Hansen, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Trauma, Metabolic Bone
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Dr. Hansen is an orthopedic surgeon with specialized training in orthopedic oncology and metabolic bone diseases. He specializes in the treatment of bone and soft tissue tumors, and metabolic bone diseases such as osteoporosis and more unusual conditions. He also cares for patients with fractures and those in need of joint reconstruction.

Dr. Hansen grew up in Madison, CT and was an avid lacrosse and football player. He attended Saint Lawrence University where he continued playing lacrosse, and graduated magna cum laude, and Phi Beta Kappa. He attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and went on to do his residency in orthopedics at Stony Brook University. After graduation Dr. Hansen went on to do two fellowships - one in orthopedic oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering and the second in metabolic bone disease at Hospital for Special Surgery under Dr. Joseph Lane.

His research interests include metastatic bone disease, benign and malignant bone and soft tissue tumors, fracture healing, avascular necrosis, and osteoporosis treatment.  Dr. Hansen strives to use evidence based practices and patient education to help formulate an individualized treatment plan for all of his patients.

Patient Stories

Appointments

Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Instructor in Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Specialty

Special Expertise

Orthopedic oncology
Malignant and benign bone tumors (Osteogenic, Ewing’s, and soft-tissue sarcomas)
Fractures, non-unions, and delayed healing
Metabolic bone disease (osteoporosis, Paget’s disease, rickets, osteomalacia, fibrous dysplasia, melorheostosis)
Geriatric hip fractures
Avascular necrosis of the hip

Procedures

Bone and soft tissue tumor 
Metastatic bone disease
Metabolic bone diseases
Fracture care
Joint reconstruction

Awards

Phi Beta Kappa, 2008
Omicron Delta Kappa, National Leadership Honor Society, 2008
Sigma Xi, Scientific Research Honor Society, 2011
Outstanding Resident of the Year, 2014
Resident Research Award, 2017

Languages

English

Insurance Information


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Education

University of Connecticut School of Medicine, 2012

Internship

Stony Brook University Hospital, 2012

Residency

Stony Brook University Hospital, 2017

Fellowship

Orthopaedic Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering, 2018
Metabolic Bone Disease, Hospital for Special Surgery, 2019

State Licensure

New York

Selected Publications

Helguero C, Kao I, Komatsu DE, Shaikh S, Hansen D, Franco J, Khan F. Improving the accuracy of wide resection of bonetumors and enhancing implant fit: a cadaveric study. The Journal of Orthopaedics. 2015 (in review).

Mazzocca AD, McCarthy MB, Chowaniec DM, Dugdale EM, Hansen D, Cote MP, Bradley JP, Romeo AA, Arciero RA, BeitzelK. The positive effects of different platelet-rich plasma methods on human muscle, bone, and tendon cells. The AmericanJournal of Sports Medicine. 2012 Aug; 40(8)1742-9

Suchenski M, McCarthy MB, Chowaniec D, Hansen D, McKinnon W, Apostolakos J, Arciero R, Mazzocca AD. Materialproperties and composition of soft-tissue fixation. Arthroscopy, 2010 Jun;26(6):821-31

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Selected Presentations

Hansen D, Healey JH, Fabbri N. Computer-assisted navigation for percutaneous fixation of extensive metastatic cancer of thepelvis. Musculoskeletal Tumor Society Annual Meeting, New York, New York, October 10-12, 2018.

Hansen D, Jew N, Healey JH, Athanasian EA. Neurologic deficits following excision of schwannomas of the upper extremity.Musculoskeletal Tumor Society Annual Meeting, New York, New York, October 10-12, 2018.