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Scott L. Hansen, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Chief of Hand and Microvascular Surgery

Dr. Scott L. Hansen is a plastic surgeon who specializes in reconstructive microsurgery. He is chief of Hand and Microvascular Surgery at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital and UCSF Medical Center. He also is chief of Plastic Surgery at San Francisco General Hospital.

Hansen is a graduate of Eastern Virginia Medical School, where he studied wound healing and peripheral nerve regeneration. He completed a combined general surgery and plastic surgery residency and a three-year, post-doctoral research fellowship, both at UCSF. He also completed a hand and microvascular surgery fellowship at UCLA Medical Center. Hansen is the hand and microsurgery editor for the Annals of Plastic Surgery and ePlasty, an online plastic surgery journal. He is an assistant professor in residence in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at UCSF.


Plastic and Reconstructive (Cosmetic) Surgery
350 Parnassus Ave., Suite 509
San Francisco, CA 94143-0932
Phone: (415) 353-4201
Fax: (415) 353-4622

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Plastic and Reconstructive (Non-Cosmetic) Surgery
400 Parnassus Ave., Suite A-655
San Francisco, CA 94143-0932
Phone: (415) 353-4201
Fax: (415) 353-4330

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

More about Scott L. Hansen


Eastern Virginia School of Medicine 1997


UCSF Medical Center 2003


UCSF Medical Center 2003

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Carey JN, Caldwell AM, Coughlin RR, Hansen S. Building Orthopaedic Trauma Capacity: IGOT International SMART Course. J Orthop Trauma. 2015 Oct; 29 Suppl 10:S17-9.
  2. Xu X, Wilschut KJ, Kouklis G, Tian H, Hesse R, Garland C, Sbitany H, Hansen S, Seth R, Knott PD, Hoffman WY, Pomerantz JH. Human Satellite Cell Transplantation and Regeneration from Diverse Skeletal Muscles. Stem Cell Reports. 2015 Sep 8; 5(3):419-34.
  3. Sbitany H, Kwon E, Chern H, Finlayson E, Varma MG, Hansen SL. Outcomes Analysis of Biologic Mesh Use for Abdominal Wall Reconstruction in Clean-Contaminated and Contaminated Ventral Hernia Repair. Ann Plast Surg. 2015 Aug; 75(2):201-4.
  4. Raghavan S, Peled AW, Hansen SL, Esserman LJ, Sbitany H. Approaches to microvascular breast reconstruction after total skin-sparing mastectomy: a comparison of techniques. Ann Plast Surg. 2015 May; 74 Suppl 1:S46-51.
  5. Wang ED, Conkling N, Xu X, Chern H, Finlayson E, Varma MG, Hansen SL, Foster RD, Hoffman WY, Sbitany H. Perineal Flap Reconstruction following Oncologic Anorectal Extirpation: An Outcomes Assessment. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Jan; 135(1):176e-84e.
  6. 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.
  7. Paydar KZ, Kohan E, Hansen SL, Roostaeian J, Gradinger GP. Long-Term Effects of Breast Aging in Patients Undergoing Explantation: Analysis of Breast Aesthetics From Before Augmentation to After Explantation. Ann Plast Surg. 2013 Apr; 70(4):427-31.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Bates SJ, Hansen SL, Jones NF. Reconstruction of congenital differences of the hand. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009 Jul; 124(1 Suppl):128e-143e.
  14. Lee CK, Hansen SL. Management of acute wounds. Surg Clin North Am. 2009 Jun; 89(3):659-76.
  15. Herrera FA, Lee CK, Kiehn MW, Hansen SL. The distal superficial femoral arterial branch to the sartorius muscle as a recipient vessel for soft tissue defects around the knee: anatomic study and clinical applications. Microsurgery. 2009; 29(6):425-9.
  16. Hansen SL, Foster RD, Dosanjh AS, Mathes SJ, Hoffman WY, Leon P. Superficial temporal artery and vein as recipient vessels for facial and scalp microsurgical reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007 Dec; 120(7):1879-84.
  17. Lee CK, Hansen SL. Management of acute wounds. Clin Plast Surg. 2007 Oct; 34(4):685-96.
  18. Yu DH, Mace KA, Hansen SL, Boudreau N, Young DM. Effects of decreased insulin-like growth factor-1 stimulation on hypoxia inducible factor 1-alpha protein synthesis and function during cutaneous repair in diabetic mice. Wound Repair Regen. 2007 Sep-Oct; 15(5):628-35.
  19. Chang EI, Foster RD, Hansen SL, Jazayeri L, Patti MG. Autologous tissue reconstruction of ventral hernias in morbidly obese patients. Arch Surg. 2007 Aug; 142(8):746-9; discussion 749-51.
  20. Jones NF, Hansen SL, Bates SJ. Toe-to-hand transfers for congenital anomalies of the hand. Hand Clin. 2007 Feb; 23(1):129-36.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.