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Scott L. Hansen


Chief of Hand and Microvascular Surgery
Plastic surgeon

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 chief of hand and microvascular surgery at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital and UCSF Medical Center. He also is chief of plastic surgery at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma 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
    111 Ratings
    About our process
    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.
    Jan 11, 2022
    Fantastic doctor and clearly a good person.
    Dec 13, 2021
    Useless appointment I waited three weeks to get??
    Dec 07, 2021
    Efficient professional personable and pleasant
    Dec 07, 2021
    Dr. Hansen listened to my questions and was very responsive.
    Nov 30, 2021
    Dr. Hansen is one of the best doctors and persons I've ever met. Even though I haven't seen him for 7 years or so he remembered me and my entire situation. It was like seeing a old friend.
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