Travis W. Hanson, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery, Academic Institute
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 Foot deformities Arthritic conditions Ankle replacement
Education & Training

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

Posterior Ankle Impingement Syndrome
Heier, KA & Hanson, TW 2017, , Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 75-81.

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.

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.

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.

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.