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Derek Gartland Hansen, MD

Orthopedic Oncology, Trauma, Metabolic Bone
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About Dr. Hansen


Dr. Hansen is a board certified 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.

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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


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

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


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons


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


University of Connecticut School of Medicine, 2012


Stony Brook University Hospital, 2012


Stony Brook University Hospital, 2017


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

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For My Patients

Publications by Dr. Hansen

Selected Journal Articles

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.


Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

HSS has a long history of supporting appropriate relationships with industry because they advance HSS's mission to provide the highest quality patient care, improve patient mobility, and enhance the quality of life for all, and to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and their related disciplines through research and education.

Below are the healthcare industry relationships reported by Dr. Hansen as of March 23, 2023.

Globus Medical, Inc. - Consultant

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Patients should feel free to ask their HSS physicians questions about these relationships.