Dr. Chad Michael Hanson , MD

Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

(702) 731-1616

Desert Orthopaedic Center
2800 E Desert Inn Rd Ste 100
Las Vegas, NV 89121


Chad Hanson, MD, is a native of Amarillo, TX. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He went on to earn his medical degree at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Hanson completed his postgraduate orthopaedic surgery residency at UT Southwestern. As a chief resident, he was chosen by his peers to receive the program's G. Truett James, MD Excellence in Teaching Award. He has filled many leadership roles throughout his education. Following his training, Dr. Hanson was selected to gain further expertise with a fellowship in sports medicine and arthroscopy at the prestigious Steadman Clinic and Steadman-Philippon Research Institute in Vail, Colorado. There he trained directly under many of the world's top experts in the field of orthopaedic sports medicine, providing care to many professional, collegiate, high school, and recreational athletes and their families. Throughout his clinical training, Dr. Hanson has been involved in research in the field of orthopaedics. He has been published in peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and has presented his findings at local, regional, and national meetings. He has contributed on a variety of topics including sports medicine, trauma, and pediatric orthopaedic surgery. While at the Steadman-Philippon Research Institute, Dr. Hanson has been actively involved in studying the latest advances in hip, knee, and shoulder arthroscopy. This work has included evaluating outcomes of revision hip arthroscopy, the success of knee microfracture in professional ski racers, return to sport following clavicle fracture surgery, and MRI findings associated with shoulder arthritis. Dr. Hanson specializes in sports medicine and arthroscopy, with a focused interest in the minimally invasive arthroscopic treatment of hip, knee, and shoulder problems. A sports enthusiast all his life, Dr. Hanson encourages a team approach with each of his patients for the medical care being provided. Working together allows his patients to achieve the recovery and success that they desire, through both surgical and conservative means. Dr. Hanson is part of the medical team for the Las Vegas Wranglers and the Las Vegas Locos. He is also a team physician for the US Ski Team (Men's and Women's Alpine), the Dew Tour, and has served as the team physician for several high school football teams. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and a candidate member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. In his free time, he enjoys basketball, skiing, soccer, golf, and triathlons. He is joined in Henderson by his wife, a Green Valley native, and their four children.

Gender: N/A

Years in Practice: 15 Years

Languages Spoken: Chinese and Spanish

Education & Training

Medical School: University Of Texas Southwestern Medical School

Graduation Date: in 2004

Specialties & Hospital Affiliations

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Valley Hospital Medical Center
  • Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center
  • St Rose Dominican Hospital Rose De Lima Campus
  • Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center
  • Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center

Specialties: Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Health Insurance and Affiliations

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Anthem HMO Nevada
  • Anthem NV Choice PPO
  • Anthem PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care of Nevada PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Prominence S NV - Universal Health Network PPO Employer
  • Sierra Health Southern Nevada PPO
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Options PPO

Dr. Hanson's Office Information

Fax: (702) 273-4490
Website: doclv.com
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Medicaid Accepted: Yes

Office Hours:

Mon8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thu8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Doctor Hanson's Other Office Information

Desert Orthopaedic Center
2930 W Horizon Ridge Pkwy # 100
Henderson, NV 89052
(702) 263-9082

Fax:(702) 226-3908
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted:Yes
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

Mon8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thu8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM-5:00 PM