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David S. Hanson, M.D., FACP


Dr. David Hanson is board certified in medical oncology and internal medicine. He received his undergraduate degree in biological science at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado, where he graduated summa cum laude and member of AOA. He then received his Medical Degree at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver, Colorado, where he graduated with honors.

He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Colorado Health Science Center (UCHSC) where he received the Lange Award for outstanding performance in internal medicine. He chose to continue his work at UCHSC, completing a Fellowship in hematology and oncology. Dr. Hanson was named Fellow in the American College of Physicians (FACP), as well as being chosen as one of the “Best Doctors” in America. Prior to joining Louisiana Hematology Oncology Associates in 1994, Dr. Hanson was Senior Consultant of Hematology and Oncology services at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.

He has more than 25 years of clinical, programmatic and administrative leadership, extensive clinical research experience since 1990, and was significantly involved in NCCCP activities since 2007. He currently serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at LSU-Baton Rouge and through his leadership in this capacity, the clinical trials program was launched at this site in 2007. In addition, he works with LSU Residents at the LSU North Baton Rouge Clinic to provide oncology care to underserved oncology patients in the Greater Baton Rouge area.

Dr. Hanson serves as a Principal Investigator for the NCI’s CIRB studies at the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center affiliate sites. He was also featured in a 2017 PBS news story about clinical research which highlighted the Cancer Center’s contributions in the under served community setting.

For over 15 years, he served as the Chairman of the Cancer Integrated Committee of Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady Our Lady Cancer Center, and continues to provide innovative leadership as an active member of the Lung, Colorectal and Skin & Soft Tissue Multidisciplinary Care Teams.

Dr. Hanson is married to a fellow physician. He and his wife enjoy the outdoors whether snow skiing, running, or walking with their dogs.

  • Cancer Center or Physician Group Affiliations Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center
    Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group
    Louisiana Hematology Oncology Associates
  • Experience and Training Residency: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (Internal Medicine)
    Fellowship: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (Hematology/Oncology)
  • Education Medical School: University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Certifications American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology)
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology
To make an appointment, please call:

Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center (Baton Rouge): (225) 767-1311

On your first visit to any Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center location, you should bring the following with you:

- Insurance cards/information about insurance policies, Medicare/Medicaid, cancer policies
- Driver’s license or other form of picture I.D.
- List of all medications you are presently taking
- List of all doctors who are involved in your care
- List of questions you would like to ask the doctor
- Please arrive 20 minutes before your appointment time to complete admission and medical history forms.