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Scott L. Hansen, M.D., FACS

Scott L. Hansen, M.D., FACS

Professor of Plastic, Reconstructive & Orthopedic Surgery
Chief, Hand and Microvascular Surgery, UCSF
Chief, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital
Co-Director, UCSF Center for Reconstructive Microsurgery
Director, Plastic Surgery Residency Program
Director, UCSF Microsurgery Fellowship

Contact Information

Dept. of Surgery at  Zuckerberg San Francisco General
Ward 3A
1001 Potrero Avenue
San Francisco, CA  94110
(415) 206-8814 SFGH Asst.
Fax: (415) 206-5484 SFGH

UCSF Medical Center
Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
(415) 353-4217 UCSF Asst.
(415) 353-4622 UCSF Fax
Scott.Hansen@ucsf.edu
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  • 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
  • UCSF, Intern, General Surgery, 1997-1998 
  • UCSF, Resident, General Surgery, 1998-2000
  • UCSF, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Resident, 2003-2005
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Hand and Microsurgery Fellowship, 2006-2007
  • UCSF, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Surgery, 2000-2003
  • Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery, Surgery of the Hand
  • Burn and Trauma Reconstruction
  • General Reconstructive Surgery and Complex Wounds
  • Hand Surgery
  • Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction
  • Microvascular Surgery
  • Post-Bariatric Body Conturing
  • Sports Related Injuries of the Hand and Wrist
  • Bone healing
  • Hemangioma
  • Limb development
  • Wound healing

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 of the then San Francisco General Hospital, now Zuckerberg San Francisco General, 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, in 2014, 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).

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.
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  • HEAT SHOCK PROTEIN 32 AND ISCHEMIC WOUND HEALING
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    Jul 2001
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MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS FROM A TOTAL OF 38
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  1. Wallace AB, Piper ML, Holland M, Lee S, Orringer M, Eichler C, Kim EA, Hansen SL. Prophylactic Muscle Flaps in Primary Vascular Procedures of the Groin. Ann Vasc Surg. 2021 Aug 22. View in PubMed
  2. Pathak N, Sides EE, Piper SL, Lee CK, Hansen SL, Terry MJ, Lattanza LL. Composite Vascularized Autograft Elbow Transplant: A Case Report. JBJS Case Connect. 2021 07 28; 11(3). View in PubMed
  3. Nguyen AB, Rosser M, Hansen SL. Mycotic aneurysm of the distal radial artery after cardiac catheterisation. BMJ Case Rep. 2021 Jul 22; 14(7). View in PubMed
  4. Holland MC, Hansen SL. Commentary on: Global Pandemic and Plastic Surgery Residency Match: Can Social Media Fill the Void? Aesthet Surg J. 2021 Jul 15. View in PubMed
  5. Do A, Davis MJ, Abu-Ghname A, Winocour SJ, Reece EM, Holmes S, Xu DS, Ropper AE, Hansen SL. The Historical Role of the Plastic Surgeon in Spine Reconstruction. Semin Plast Surg. 2021 Feb; 35(1):3-9. View in PubMed
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    The Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at UCSF provides service to patients from literally head to toe. Surgeons have the technical expertise to perform a wide array of cosmetic procedures and also provide highly specialized surgical procedures for a host of other problems including craniofacial and cleft lip surgery, microvascular reconstruction, and treatment of complex wounds. For patients like Garrett La Fever, who lost his thumb in a woodworking accident, this expertise can mean all the difference. Using a novel technique, Dr. Scott Hansen collaborated with Dr. Charles Lee[...]
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