Victor Arthur Hanson, MD

Title: Physician
Company: Private Practice
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Victor Arthur Hanson, MD, Private Practice Physician, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in General Surgery.

Dr. Hanson has been running his private practice in Atlanta since 1996, concurrently with roles as a staff surgeon at the Northside Hospital and the Atlanta Outpatient Surgery Center. He has taught and practiced medicine since 1969, and is proud of his time in the U.S. Navy as a naval flight surgeon. He was with the U.S. Marine Corps from 1961 to 1963 in the Third Marine Airwing and first Marine Airwing as a flight surgeon, followed by service as a group medical officer for the Third Marine Airwing until 1964. He served to the rank of lieutenant, and in Vietnam. Dr. Hanson has received grant funding from the Research Advisory Group of Approval and Funding, the American Heart Association, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, as well as a 1995 Citation from the Southeast Permanente Medical Group and a 1985 to 1987 Merit Review from the Wilmington Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

An alumnus of Princeton University, Dr. Hanson earned an AB in 1955 and a MD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1959. He trained in surgery with the University of Pennsylvania Hospital, where he was a chief resident and later instructor of surgery. In 1969, he accepted a position with the State University of New York in Syracuse, and operated a private practice until 1980. In 1983, Dr. Hanson became director of research at the Wilmington VA Medical Center, followed by other surgical roles. He moved to Atlanta in 1990, and has served numerous task forces and review boards over his career, most recently in 2001 as chair of the institution review board of Northside Hospital.

A recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, Dr. Hanson can be found in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, and Who’s Who in the World. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and has been a member of numerous medical societies, including the American Medical Association and the American Society of Bariatric physicians. He has also supported the American Legion, and was elected vice commander of the Dunwoody post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. in 2006.

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