Derek Gartland Hansen, MD

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Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

Orthopedic Oncology, Bone Tumors, Metabolic Bone Disease, Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Trauma

Academic Appointments

  • Instructor in Orthopedic Surgery Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Dr. Hansen is an orthopedic surgeon with specialized training in orthopedic oncology and metabolic bone diseases. He specializes in the treatment of bone and soft tissue tumors, metabolic bone disease such as osteoporosis as well as more unusual conditions. He also cares for patients with fractures and in need of joint reconstruction.      

Dr. Hansen grew up in Madison, CT and was an avid lacrosse and football player. He attended Saint Lawrence University where he continued playing lacrosse, and graduated magna cum laude, and Phi Beta Kappa. He attended the University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine and went on to do his residency in orthopedics at Stony Brook University. After graduation Dr. Hansen went on to do two fellowships, one in orthopedic oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering, and the second in metabolic bone disease at Hospital for Special Surgery.

His research interests include metastatic bone disease, benign and malignant bone and soft tissue tumors, fracture healing, avascular necrosis, and osteoporosis treatment. Dr. Hansen strives to use evidence based practices and patient education to help formulate an individualized treatment plan for all of his patients.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell


  • Male

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MD, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
  • Residency: Stony Brook University Hospital
  • Fellowship: Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Fellowship: Memorial Sloan Kettering

Honors & Awards

Phi Beta Kappa, 2008

Omicron Delta Kappa, National Leadership Honor Society, 2008

Sigma Xi, Scientific Research Honor Society, 2011

Outstanding Resident of the Year, 2014

Resident Research Award, 2017