Dr. Hanke has a reputation for excellence in dermatologic surgery, laser, and cosmetic surgery that extends around-the-world. He is consistently listed in Best Doctors in America and America's Top Docs. Dr. Hanke is acknowledged as a Top Doc in U.S. News and World Report and Indianapolis Monthly. He has lectured to physicians at medical meetings in 25 countries and has performed live surgery in 7 countries. A graduate of the University of Iowa Carver College Of Medicine, Dr. Hanke completed a residency in the Department of Dermatology at the Cleveland Clinic, and then completed fellowship training at the Cleveland Clinic (Mohs Micrographic Surgery) and Indiana University School of Medicine (dermatopathology). He also earned a Master's Degree in Epidemiology from the University of Hawaii School of Public Health. Before founding the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana, in Carmel, Indiana, in 1997, Dr. Hanke served as Professor of Dermatology, Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and Professor of Pathology at IUSM. He was the first physician in the United States to be awarded the triple Professorship. The Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana is a specialty outpatient facility dedicated to Mohs micrographic surgery for skin cancer, laser surgery, and aesthetic surgery. The facility is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), which assures that our healthcare organization adopts best practices and complies with nationally-recognized standards for patient safety. Our facility was the first office-based surgical facility to be accredited in the state of Indiana.
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Dr. Hanke III's Experience
Dr. Hanke III's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Dermatopathology
Board certified in Dermatology and Dermatopathology
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery
Mohs Micrographic Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*
Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*
Why It Matters: Dr. Hanke III's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
Fungal Nail Infection
Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Acne Scar Removal
Adjacent Tissue Transfer
Aged or Sun-Damaged Skin Treatment
Blu-U® Acne Light Treatment
CO2 Laser Treatment for Skin Lesions
Cosmetic Botox® Injection
Cosmetic Xeomin® Injection
Dermabrasion and Dermaplaning
Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
Diode Laser Soft Tissue Treatment
Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
Excision of Skin Cancer
Excision of Skin Lesion
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Intense Pulse Light
Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC Injection
Juvéderm® Voluma® Injection
Kybella Treatment for Submental Fat
Laser Age Spot Removal
Laser Hair Removal
Skin Cancer Removal
Skin Lesion Biopsy
Skin Lesion Removal
Skin Tag Removal
Spider Vein Sclerotherapy
Malpractice Claims not available
Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Indiana.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
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For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
University Of Iowa
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1971
R J & Lucille Carver Coll Med Univ Of Ia
Medical School | Graduated 1971
Sw Affil Hosps
Internship Hospital | Completed 1972
Cleveland Clin Fdn
Residency Hospital | Completed 1978
Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
Cleveland Clin Fdn
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1979
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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