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Scott L. Hansen


Plastic surgeon
Chief, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Chief, Hand and Microvascular Surgery

Dr. Scott L. Hansen is a plastic surgeon who specializes in reconstructive microsurgery – precise procedures that require an operating microscope and miniature instruments to repair an area of the body. He is UCSF's chief of plastic and reconstructive surgery. He is also chief of hand and microvascular surgery at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital and UCSF Medical Center.

Hansen is a graduate of Eastern Virginia Medical School, where he studied wound healing and peripheral nerve regeneration. At UCSF, he completed a combined residency in general surgery and plastic and reconstructive surgery as well as a three-year postdoctoral research fellowship. He also completed a hand and microvascular surgery fellowship at Harbor – UCLA Medical Center.

Hansen is the hand and microsurgery editor for Annals of Plastic Surgery and ePlasty, an online plastic surgery journal. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

  • Education

    Eastern Virginia Medical School, 1997

  • Residencies

    UCSF, General Surgery, 2000

    UCSF, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2005

  • Fellowships

    UCLA, Hand and Microvascular Surgery, 2007

  • Board Certifications

    Surgery of the Hand, American Board of Plastic Surgery

    Plastic Surgery, American Board of Plastic Surgery

  • Academic Title


Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    104 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 15, 2023
    Outstanding care
    Nov 07, 2023
    Dr. Hansen has provided superior care. He provided clear direction for care and future care.
    Oct 17, 2023
    Dr. Hansen is a very personable physician. He easily related to my problem and offered me a good solution that was nonsurgical. I didn't feel like I was just another patient to get through but rather he took time to understand how my injury is affecting my life and Gave me suggestions to improve my condition.
    Oct 17, 2023
    Dr. Hansen and team are THE BEST
    Oct 04, 2023
    Dr. Hansen was extremely professional. He cares about his patient and treated my child like his own.
    Sep 21, 2023
    Dr. Scott Hansen is an excellent physician and his staff is superior!
    Sep 13, 2023
    Dr Hansen is attentive and kind.
    Jun 29, 2023
    Dr. Hansen is one of the most exemplary physician's I have known - and I have experience with many many doctors. He is a gifted and extraordinary surgeon and yet incredibly personal and down to earth. My favorite physician ever~!
    Mar 30, 2023
    Exceptional care and "bedside" manner. I haven't felt this comfortable with a dr in a long time. Appreciate the transparency and honesty
    Feb 09, 2023
    We had a very good discussion about my hand.
    Jan 31, 2023
    Outstanding care
    Nov 11, 2022
    Outstanding care
    Nov 01, 2022
    Can I give Dr Hansen a 10 he deserves a 10He is the best!!!!!!!!!
    Sep 29, 2022
    Sep 20, 2022
    Dr Hansen is the best doctor I've ever come across.
    Aug 30, 2022
    I liked Dr. Hansen very much.
    Aug 25, 2022
    Dr. Hansen is a very caring and informative physician that carefully explains the procedure and any options. His manner is very comforting and surely his surgical abilities are the best!
    Jul 19, 2022
    All very Good. The one Fair is because I should have been advised to sign up for hand therapy a month earlier than I was so advised
    Apr 14, 2022
    He was incredible! My care was through and thoughtful and inclusive. Best person to tell me some bad news. He's on it. Truly smart and thoughtful doctor. Still feel positive from seeing him.