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Keith Hansen, MD

Keith Hansen, MD

  • Chief Resident (PGY-5)
  • General Surgery

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Dr. Keith Hansen is a UCSF general surgery resident and the founder of DIATIRO - a medical device company. He earned his undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering from Purdue University. While at Purdue, Dr. Hansen received a gubernatorial appointment to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education and worked in the state legislature. He spearheaded the initial donation and organized students and faculty in Purdue's Colleges of Engineering, Technology & Arts to create an innovation design building - a 24/7 mentored maker's space that was completed in 2017. Dr. Hansen worked in engineering roles at Abbott and Akina before obtaining his medical degree from Indiana University, where he served as president of the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

Dr. Hansen 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 as the founder of DIATIRO. He holds three patents and has served as a Physician-in-Residence at IDEO. He is an assistant editor of the World Journal of Surgery.
  Dept or School    
  End Date    
  • Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
  • Biodesign Innovation Fellowship
  • 06/2021
  • UCSF, San Francisco, CA
  • Intern, General Surgery
  • 06/2017
  • 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
    • Medical Technologies
    • Transplant Surgery
    • Biodesign Innovation
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    1. Amara D, Hansen KS, Kupiec-Weglinski SA, Braun HJ, Hirose R, Hilton JF, Rickels MR, Odorico JS, Stock PG. Pancreas Transplantation for Type 2 Diabetes: A Systematic Review, Critical Gaps in the Literature, and a Path Forward. Transplantation. 2022 10 01; 106(10):1916-1934. View in PubMed
    2. 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
    3. 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
    4. 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
    5. 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
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