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C. William Hanson, III, MD

C. William Hanson, III, MD Physician

Chief Medical Information Officer and Vice President Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Hanson is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Anesthesiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Anesthesiology - Critical Care, 1993
  • Anesthesiology, 1993
  • Critical Care Medicine, 1991
  • Internal Medicine, 1986

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Stanford University Medical Center
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Academic Medical Center Consortium, American College of Physicians, American Society of Anesthesia, American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists, Association of University Anesthesiologists, Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, IC-USA, International Anesthesia Research Society, International Society for Neuroemergencies, International Trauma Anesthesia Critical Care Society, Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesia, Philadelphia College of Physicians, PICIS, Inc., Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesia, Society of Critical Care Medicine,

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Hanson is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Medicine Rittenhouse Long-Term Acute Care Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

Electronic nose

Selected Publications:

Haut ER, Sicoutris CP, Meredith DM, Sonnad SS, Reilly PM, Schwab CW, Hanson CW, Gracias VH: Improved nurse job satisfaction and job retention with the transition from a “mandatory consultation” model to a “semiclosed” surgical intensive care unit: a 1-year prospective evaluation Critical Care Medicine Critical Care Medicine 34 ((2)): 387-95,2006.

Ochroch EA, Russell MW, Hanson WC 3rd, Devine GA, Cucchiara AJ, , Weiner MG, Schwartz SJ: The impact of continuous pulse oximetry monitoring on intensive care unit admissions from a postsurgical care floor Anesthesia Analg 102 (3): 868-75,2006.

Thaler, E., Hanson, C.: Use of Electronic Nose Technology in Medicine Expert Review of Medical Devices 2 (5): 559-566,2005.

Hockstein NG, Thaler ER, Lin Y, Lee DD, Hanson CW: Correlation of pneumonia score with electronic nose signature: A prospective study Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology 114 (7): 504-8,2005.

Hanson CW: Healthcare Informatics McGraw-Hill : 2005.

Vernick W, Hanson CW: Principles of Anesthesia The Surgical Review 2nd edition : 2005.

Academic Contact Info

The Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Suite A-5

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-4856
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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