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Juliana E. Hansen M.D.

  • (503) 494-6687
    • Professor of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery School of Medicine

Juliana Hansen, MD, has served as the Division Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at OHSU since 2000. Her training in San Francisco with some of the pioneers of aesthetic surgery, microsurgery and reconstructive techniques led to a particular interest in microsurgical techniques for breast reconstruction. By maintaining an active cosmetic surgery practice as well as a reconstructive practice, Dr. Hansen feels that she can give her breast cancer patients the best possible results.  Many breast cancer patients desire or benefit from procedures on the opposite breast that can enhance their overall results.Dr. Hansen is an avid runner and, along with her husband Paul Hansen, M.D., participates regularly in the Hood to Coast relay and occasionally in the Portland Marathon. They also spend as much time as possible skiing with their two sons.


  • B.A., Stanford University, 0 1983
  • Residency:

    • General surgery, University of California, San Francisco, 1994
  • Fellowship:

    • Hand surgery and microsurgery, OHSU, 1999
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1997 (recertified 2007)

Memberships and associations

  • American Medical Association


  • "The plastic surgeon as lecturer" Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery July 2013
  • "Diffuse squamous cell carcinoma in porokeratotic eccrine ostial and dermal duct nevus" Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery February 2009
  • "Fresh surgical specimens yield breast stem/progenitor cells and reveal their oncogenic abnormalities" Annals of Surgical Oncology February 2012
  • "The use of microplates for internal fixation of mandibular fractures" Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery May 2010
  • "Pursestring closure of radical forearm fasciocutaneous donor sites" Laryngoscope  2000
  • "Full-thickness skin grafting with marginal deepithelialization of the defect for reconstruction of helical rim keloids" Annals of Plastic Surgery August 2010
  • "Revascularization of rat fasciocutaneous flap using CROSSEAL® with VEGF protein or plasmid DNA expressing VEGF" Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (United States) August 2008
  • "Integrated plastic surgery residency applicant survey" Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery May 2009
  • "A retrospective analysis of temporomandibular joint reconstruction with free fibula microvascular flap" Laryngoscope June 2000
  • "The lower trapezius musculocutaneous flap revisited" Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery  2002
  • "Linkage and LOH studies in 19 cylindromatosis families show no evidence of genetic heterogeneity and refine the CYLD locus on chromosome 16q12-q13" Human Genetics  2000
  • "Identification of the familial cylindromatosis tumour-suppressor gene" Nature Genetics June 2000
  • "Using complications associated with postmastectomy radiation and immediate breast reconstruction to improve surgical decision making" JAMA Surgery  2010
  • "Correlation of breast cancer axillary lymph node metastases with stem cell Mutations" JAMA Surgery September 2013
  • "Professional burnout among US plastic surgeons" Annals of Plastic Surgery  2014
  • "Variance in the origin of the pectoralis major muscle" Annals of Plastic Surgery  2015
  • "Gene expression signatures of breast cancer stem and progenitor cells do not exhibit features of Warburg metabolism" Stem Cell Research and Therapy August 28 2015
  • "Axillary Lymph Node Dissection Is a Risk Factor for Major Complications After Immediate Breast Reconstruction" Annals of Plastic Surgery November 5 2015
  • "Analysis of complications from abdominoplasty" Annals of Plastic Surgery March 2007
  • "Orbital floor repair with titanium mesh screen" Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Trauma  1999
  • "A multicenter randomized controlled trial comparing absorbable barbed sutures versus conventional absorbable sutures for dermal closure in open surgical procedures" Aesthetic Surgery Journal February 2014
  • "Estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor, interleukin-6 and interleukin-8 are variable in breast cancer and benign stem/progenitor cell populations" BMC Cancer September 30 2014
  • "Avoiding the Unfavorable Outcome with Wise Pattern Breast Reduction" Clinics in Plastic Surgery April 1 2016
  • "The Divergence of Ethics and Professionalism in the Social Media Arena" Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery April 1 2018
  • "What is "Nonbinary" and What Do I Need to Know? A Primer for Surgeons Providing Chest Surgery for Transgender Patients" Aesthetic Surgery Journal April 8 2019
  • "Evidence-based strategies for the prehabilitation of the abdominal wall reconstruction patient" Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery September 1 2018

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