Dr. Hanson is originally from Crystal Lake, IL.  He joined Carle MCO in 2002 and is board certified in both orthopedic surgery and the subspecialty of orthopedic sports medicine.  His specialties include hip and knee replacement, arthroscopy of the shoulder and knee, sports medicine, joint injections, and fracture treatment.  He is assisted in the office and operating room by physician assistant Nick Von Holten.  Nurses Blanca and Bonny assist with all areas of his practice.  When he is not working, Dr. Hanson enjoys playing tennis, lifting weights, and spending time with his wife Jillian, his son Adam, and his daughter Alison. 


Chief Orthopedic Surgery Resident
Michigan State University, Kalamazoo, MI

Orthopedic Surgery Resident
Michigan State University, Kalamazoo, MI

Doctor of Medicine
University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

Bachelor of Science
University of Illinois, Champaign, IL


  • Double board certified:  Orthopedic Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Certified in the Mako Robotic Arm Assisted Surgery System for joint replacement
  • Past president of the Advocate Bromenn medical staff
  • Published two articles in the Journal of Hand Surgery


  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Illinois Association of Orthopedic Surgeons