Dr. Peter Hanson is a San Diego native. After graduating from Monte Vista High School, Dr. Hanson attended Occidental College in Los Angeles from which he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He stayed in Southern California, attending the University of California, Irvine Medical School. He graduated with honors in 1986, president of his graduating class. He ventured north to Sacramento, completing his internship and orthopaedic residency at the University of California, Davis Medical Center in 1991. Interest in total joints replacement surgery led to a fellowship in adult lower extremity total joint reconstruction at The Scripps Clinic in La Jolla. Dr. Hanson came home to La Mesa and joined Grossmont Orthopaedic Medical Group in August of 1992 and has enjoyed all aspects of his orthopaedic practice, which includes sports medicine, arthroscopy, shoulder reconstruction and lower extremity total joint replacement including introducing the anterior hip approach to East County. He has held major leadership positions that have been focused on patient care. He has been Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery, and has served as the Medical Director of Orthopaedic Surgery at Grossmont Hospital since 2001, a position that involves orchestrating the Total Joint Replacement program for the hospital. At Grossmont Hospital, he has served as Chief of Staff, as well as Chairman of the Board of Directors. He has also served on the Board of Directors for Sharp Healthcare. Dr. Hanson is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, class of 1996. He is an active member of The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, The Western Orthopaedic Association where he has served as President of the San Diego Chapter, and the California Orthopaedic Association. Dr. Hanson specializes in reconstruction of the knee with arthroscopy, robotic partial knee replacements, and total knee replacements. Additionally, he is an innovator in anterior hip replacement surgery, having performed the procedure since 2004. He has also developed a specialty in conservative treatment of arthritic hips and knees, and joint preservation modalities. This expertise has led to innovative research opportunities with local and national biotech companies who are developing medications and techniques to avoid Dr. Hanson's specialty of joint replacement surgery. He is Founder and Medical Director of BioSolutions Clinical Research Center, President and CEO of Regenerative Orthopaedic Research Foundation, and President of San Diego Stem Cell Treatment Center, leadership positions that allow him access to state-of-the-art research opportunities for his patients.
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Dr. Hanson's Care Philosophy
My father was a physician at Grossmont Hospital starting in 1960, so medicine and Grossmont Hospital are both in my blood. I knew that becoming a physician would give me the academic and professional fulfillment I needed while being able to live in the same environment in which I grew up. My goal is to provide you with the best possible care in a friendly and professional atmosphere and to treat my patients with the same respect I would want for my family and friends.
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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hanson to family and friends is 5 out of 5