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 for over 12 years has served as the Medical Director of Orthopaedic Surgery at Grossmont Hospital, 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 currently serves on the Board of Directors for Grossmont Hospital and 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.



Peter Bagley Hanson, M.D.

Grossmont Orthopaedic Medical Group
5565 Grossmont Center Drive
Suite 256
La Mesa, California 91942
(619) 462-3131

Institution Graduation/Degree

Occidental College 1982 (B.A., Biology)
Los Angeles, California

University of California, Irvine 1986 (M.D.)
College of Medicine
Irvine, California

Internship: University of California, Davis Medical Center
Sacramento, California. General Surgery, 1986-1987

Residency: University of California, Davis Medical Center
Department of Orthopaedics 1987 – 1991

Fellowship: Lower Extremity Reconstruction
Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation
Date of Completion: 7/31/1992

License: State of California, #G061117

Board Certified: July 15, 1994 – American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Recertified 2003 – Valid until 2014

Other: Qualified Medical Examiner, State of California

Memberships: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
California Orthopaedic Association
California Medical Association
San Diego County Medical Society
Western Orthopaedic Association, Past President San Diego Chapter

Staff Privileges: Sharp Grossmont Hospital, La Mesa, California
Sharp Coronado Hospital, Coronado, California

Hospital Committees:
Chairman, Orthopaedic Department: 1995-1996
Emergency Department Supervisory Committee: 1993-1999
Rehabilitation Department Supervisory Committee: 1993-1995
Medical Executive Committee: 1995 – 2001
ER Back-Up Advisory Panel: 1995 – 2001
Sharp Ortho/Neuro Advisory Board: 1995 – present
Orthopaedic Supervisory Committee: 1994 – present
Quality Council: 2001 – present
Quality Resource Management Committee: 2001 – present
Surgery Steering Committee: 1999 – present
Editorial Board 2001 – present
Bylaws Committee 2003 – present
Clinical Outcomes Committee 2004 – present
Peer Review Oversight Committee 2007 – present

Administrative Positions:
Associate Medical Director, Orthopaedics, Sharp HealthCare: 1997- present
Medical Director, Orthopaedics, Grossmont Hospital: 1997- present
Chief-of-Staff-Elect, Grossmont Hospital: 2001-2003
Chief-of-Staff, Grossmont Hospital: 2003-2005
Past Chief-of-Staff, Grossmont Hospital: 2005-2007
Grossmont Hospital Corporate Board Member 2005 – 2016
Sharp HealthCare Governing Board Member 2008 – present
Chairman of the Board, Grossmont Hospital Corporate Board 2010-2012
1) Hanson, P.B., Montesano, P.X., Sharkey, N.A., and W. Rauschning: Anatomic
and biomechanical assessment of transarticular screw fixation for atlanto-axial
Presented: Cervical Spine Research Society, Miami, Florida, 1988.
Presented: American Orthopaedic Association Residents’ Conference,
Rochester, New York, 1989.
Published: Spine, 1991.

2) Hanson, P.B., Milne, J., and M.W. Chapman: Open pelvis fractures: A critical
Presented: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Meeting,
New Orleans, Louisiana, 1990.
Presented: SICOT, Montreal, Canada, 1990.
Published: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 73-B, p. 325, 1991.
Honored: Best Paper, Pelvis and Acetabular Fractures, Orthopaedic Trauma
Association, 1989.

3) Montesano, P.X., Juach, E.C., Anderson, P.A., Benson, D.R., and P.B. Hanson:
Biomechanics of Cervical Spine Internal Fixation.
Published: Spine 16: S10-S16, 1991.

4) Sharkey, N.A., Marder, R.A., and P.B. Hanson: The Entire Rotator Cuff
Contributes to Elevation of the Arm.
Presented: Orthopaedic Research Society, San Francisco, February, 1993.
Published: Journal of Orthopaedic Research. Vol. 12, No. 5, 1994.

5) Hanson, P.B., Grady-Benson, J., Kaufman, K.R., Irby, S.E., Latt, D. and C.W.
Colwell: Alterations in tibiofemoral forces following joint line elevation in
posterior cruciate retaining total knee arthroplasty.
Presented: The Knee Society, Interim Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
September, 1992.

6) Hanson, P.B. and R.H. Walker: Total hip arthroplasty cemented femoral stem
distal centralizer: effect on stem alignment and cement mantle thickness.
Presented: California Meeting of the Western Orthopaedic Association,
Monterey, California, October, 1992.
Presented: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting,
San Francisco, California, February, 1993.
Presented: Association for Arthritic Hip and Knee Surgery, Dallas, November,
Published: The Journal of Arthroplasty. Vol. 10, No. 5, October, 1995.

7) Hanson, P.B., Colwell, C.W., Morris, B., Schneider, J., and R.H. Walker:
Continuous passive motion, continuous cooling pad, and patient-controlled
analgesia following total knee arthroplasty: effect on postoperative pain
medication and outcome.
Presented: California Meeting of the Western Orthopaedic Association,
Monterey, California, October, 1992.
Presented: Association for Arthritic hip and Knee Surgery, Dallas, Texas, 1992.
Presented: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting,
San Francisco, California, February, 1993.

8) Grady-Benson, J., Hanson, P.B., Otis, S.M., Schneider, J., and R.H. Walker:
Postoperative deep venous thrombosis screening, monitoring and management
utilizing duplex ultrasonography. A survey of 60 primary unilateral total knees
Presented: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting,
San Francisco, California, February, 1993.

9) Grady-Benson, J., Oishi, C.S., Hanson, P.B., Colwell, C.W., Otis, S.M., and
R.H. Walker: Postoperative Surveillance for Deep Venous Thrombosis with
Duplex Ultrasonography after Total Knee Arthroplasty.
Published: The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 76-A, No. 11,
November, 1994.

10) Oishi, C.S., Williams, V., Hanson, P.B., Schneider, J., Colwell, C.W., and
R.H. Walker: Postoperative Bladder Management After Primary Total Hip
Published: Journal of Arthroplasty. Vol. 10, No. 6, December 1995.

11) Hull, R.D., Pineo, G.F., et el: Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin Prophylaxis
Using Dalteparin in Close Proximity to Surgery vs. Warfarin in Hip
Arthroplasty Patients. A Double-blind, Randomized Comparison.
Published: Archives of Internal Medicine. Vol. 160, July, 2000.

12) Rowlingson and Hanson: Neuraxial Anesthesia and Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin Prophylaxis in Major Orthopedic Surgery in the Wake of the Latest American Society of Regional Anesthesia Guidelines.
Published: Anesthesia and Analgesia. 100: 1482-1488, April, 2005.

13) Gaylis, et al: Preprinted Standardized Orders Promote Venous
Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Compared With Traditional Handwritten
Orders: An Endorsement of Standardized Evidence-Based Practice.
Published: American Journal of Medical Quality. Vol 25: 449-456, Nov/Dec 2010

14) Hanson, et al: Pulmonary Embolism in a Community Arthroplasty Registry with
VTE Prophylaxis Utilizing ACCP Guidelines.
Presented: American Association of Hip & Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting, Dallas
Texas, November 2012.
Presented: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Chicago,
Illinois, March 2013.

Clinical Research:

Principal Investigator: Diatide. Phase III clinical Trial for Technitium
Tc 99m P280. Radionucleotide tool for investigation of deep venous thrombosis.

Principal Investigator: Trega Biosciences. Phase II Multicenter Study for HP228. An anti-cytokin for use in pain control Total Hip Replacements.

Principal Investigator: Heamacure Inc. Hemaseal Multicenter Study for Total
Knee Replacements. Fibrin sealant.

Principal Investigator: Astra-Zeneca. Phase III Study on oral anti thrombin for
DVT prophylaxis in Total Knee Replacement.

Principal Investigator: Emisphere. Phase II and Phase III studies. Oral heparin
for DVT prophylaxis in Total Hip Replacements.

Principal Investigator: Pharmacia/Upjohn. Fragmin Total Knee DVT study.

Sub Investigator: Organon/Sanofi. Injectable Xa inhibitor (Arixtra) in DVT prophylaxis for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacements.

Sub Investigator: Implex. Ceramic-on-ceramic Total Hip Replacements.

Sub Investigator: Novartis. Injectable zoleclonic acid for prevention of

Principal Investigator: Pfizer oral Factor X-A inhibitor in TKA patients.

Principal Investigator: Bristol-Myers-Squibb. Use of Oral Xa inhibitor in Total Knee Replacements.

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