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Keith Hansen, M.D.

Keith Hansen, M.D.

Resident Research Fellow
General Surgery

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Dr. Keith Hansen is a general surgery resident at UCSF. He received his undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering from Purdue University. While at Purdue, Keith received a gubernatorial appointment to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education and worked in the legislature. He pursued roles at Abbott and Akina working on bioidentification and nanoparticulate drug delivery systems and created a phone-based point of care EKG device. He later obtained his medical degree from Indiana University where he served as president of the Gold-Humanism Honor Society and worked on a patented ECMO antibody filtration system at MIT.

He is a graduate of the Stanford Biodesign Innovation Fellowship trained in the needs-based process of identification, invention, and implementation of medical devices and has developed a kidney preservation device to improve transplant outcomes and is the founder of DIATIRO. He served as a Physician-in-Residence at IDEO.

Keith is a surgeon with a passion for innovations that help people and for invention forged by melding history and technology.
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  End Date    
  • Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
  • MD
  • Medicine
  • 06/2016
  • Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • 05/2012
  • UCSF, San Francisco, CA
  • Resident, General Surgery
  • 06/2024
  • Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
  • Biodesign Innovation Fellowship
  • 06/2021
  • UCSF, San Francisco, CA
  • Intern, General Surgery
  • 06/2017
    • Medical Technologies
    • Transplant Surgery
    • Biodesign Innovation
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    1. Tang A, Cohan CM, Hansen KS, Beattie G, Greenwood HI, Mukhtar RA. Relationship between body mass index and malignancy rates of MRI-guided breast biopsies: impact of clinicodemographic factors. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2021 Aug; 188(3):739-747. View in PubMed
    2. Hansen KS, Ghersin H, Piper M, Tavakol M, Lee B, Esserman LJ, Roberts JP, Freise C, Ascher NL, Mukhtar RA. A world-wide survey on kidney transplantation practices in breast cancer survivors: The need for new management guidelines. Am J Transplant. 2021 09; 21(9):3014-3020. View in PubMed
    3. Bongiovanni T, Hansen K, Lancaster E, O'Sullivan P, Hirose K, Wick E. Adopting best practices in post-operative analgesia prescribing in a safety-net hospital: Residents as a conduit to change. Am J Surg. 2020 02; 219(2):299-303. View in PubMed
    4. Hansen KS, Gutwein LG, Hartman BC, Sood R, Socas J. Immediate Bilateral Breast Reconstruction with Unilateral Deep Superior Epigastric Artery and Superficial Circumflex Iliac Artery Flaps. Arch Plast Surg. 2016 Sep; 43(5):457-60. View in PubMed
    5. Acharya G, Shin CS, Vedantham K, McDermott M, Rish T, Hansen K, Fu Y, Park K. A study of drug release from homogeneous PLGA microstructures. J Control Release. 2010 Sep 01; 146(2):201-6. View in PubMed


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