Travis W. Hanson, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery, Institute for Academic Medicine
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Dr. Hanson, Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, specializes in the management of disorders of the foot and ankle. He serves as a team physician for Rice University and is on the medical staff of the U.S. Soccer National teams. He has been named a "Super Doc" by Texas Monthly for multiple consecutive years. 

Areas Of Expertise

Sport injuries Ankle Replacement Foot deformities Arthritic conditions
Education & Training

Clinical Fellowship , The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Residency , UCLA Medical Center
Internship , UCLA Medical Center
MD , Washington University School of Medicine

Posterior Ankle Impingement Syndrome
Heier, KA & Hanson, TW 2017, Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine, vol 25, no. 2, pp. 75-81. DOI: 10.1053/j.otsm.2017.03.005

Sideline management of joint dislocations
Schupp, CM , Rand, SE , Hanson, TW, Lee, BM, Jafarnia, K, Jia, Y, Moseley, JB, Seaberg, JP & Seelhoefer, GM 2016, Current Sports Medicine Reports, vol 15, no. 3, pp. 140-153. DOI: 10.1249/JSR.0000000000000266

Complications after tendon transfers in the foot and ankle using bioabsorbable screws
Clanton, TO, Betech, AA, Bott, AM, Matheny, LM, Hartline, B, Hanson, TW & McGarvey, WC 2013, Foot and Ankle International, vol 34, no. 4, pp. 486-90. DOI: 10.1177/1071100713477625

Disorders of the Subtalar Joint, including subtalar sprains and tarsal coalitions
Sauer, ST, Hanson, TW & Marymont, JV 2008, . in DA Porter , MD, PhD & LC Schon, MD (eds), Baxters The Foot and Ankle in Sport. 2nd edn, Elsevier, pp. 339-355.

Technique tip: Limiting fluid extravasation into soft tissues during ankle arthroscopy before lateral ankle ligamentous reconstruction
Hanson, TW & Varner, KE 2007, Foot and Ankle International, vol 28, no. 6, pp. 739-741. DOI: 10.3113/FAI.2007.0739

The use of a 95 degree blade plate and a posterior approach to achieve tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis
Hanson, TW & Cracchiolo, A 2002, Foot and Ankle International, vol 23, no. 8, pp. 704-10. DOI: 10.1177/107110070202300805