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Jennifer K. Hansen, M.D.

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Associate Professor, Anesthesiology, Pain and Perioperative Medicine
jhansen4@kumc.edu

Professional Background

Dr. Jennifer Hansen is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology in the University of Kansas Health System and Director of the Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Dr. Hansen completed medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She completed an internship and residency in anesthesiology at the Cleveland Clinic, after which she completed a fellowship in pediatric anesthesiology at the University of Colorado, Colorado Children’s Hospital. She is board certified in Anesthesiology and Pediatric Anesthesiology.

Education and Training
  • BS, Univ. of Colorado-Denver
  • Internship, Anesthesiology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Residency, Anesthesiology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Clinical Fellowship, Pediatric Anesthesiology, University of Colorado, Aurora, Colorado
Licensure, Accreditations & Certifications
  • Anesthesiology, The American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Medical Doctor, Kansas Board of Healing Arts
  • Pediatric Anesthesiology, The American Board of Anesthesiology
Professional Affiliations
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists Simulation Education Network, OSCE workgroup, Member, 2019 - Present
  • KU Anesthesiology Residency Program, Residency Program Education Committee, Member, 2018 - Present
  • KU Anesthesiology Residency Program, Simulation Core Faculty Group, Member, 2018 - Present
  • Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery Collaborative Group, PCCG, Member, 2014 - Present
  • Kansas City Society of Anesthesiologists, Kansas City Society of Anesthesiologists, Member, 2013 - Present
  • Kansas Society of Anesthesiologists, Kansas Society of Anesthesiologists, Member, 2013 - Present

Research

Overview

Dr. Hansen has published several peer-reviewed scholarly articles in the field of Anesthesiology and Pediatric Anesthesiology. She has an interest in mentoring medical students and residents in the classroom, operating room, and through simulation training. She has served as the principal investigator and co-investigator for adult and pediatric research studies, and presented abstracts at local, regional and national meetings.. Scholarly interests includes the prevention of perioperative hypothermia in the neonatal population; multi-disciplinary pediatric sedation methods; and investigating the clinical effects of sugammadex and tranexamic acid in the perioperative period. A topic of particular interest to Dr. Hansen is the management of pediatric patients during craniofacial surgery for craniosynostosis, including blood product conservation methods.