David S. Hanson, M.D., FACP
Dr. David Hanson is a medical oncologist at Louisiana Hematology Oncology Associates in Baton Rouge, LA. 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. Dr. Hanson 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 and accepted 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, Dr. Hanson was Senior Associate Consultant at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.
Since moving to Baton Rouge, Dr. Hanson has served the community in numerous and varied capacities. Dr. Hanson serves as Chief of the Hematology/Oncology Division at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center and Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Louisiana State University – Earl K. Long Hospital. He is Chairman of the Integrated Cancer Committee of Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center and Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, member of the YWCA ENCOREplus Advisory Committee, President of the Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge, and on the Board of Directors of the Hospice Foundation of Greater Baton Rouge. The Baton Rouge Business Report named Dr. Hanson among the “Top 40 Under 40.” Dr. Hanson currently serves on the Colorectal, Lung and Skin & Soft Tissue Multidisciplinary Care Team (MDC) at Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center.
Dr. Hanson has been an active Clinical Investigator for more than 20 years and has co-authored numerous publications.
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
Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center (Baton Rouge): (225) 767-0847
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- 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
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