John T. Hansen
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About John T. Hansen
John Hansen is Professor and Associate Chair for Medical Education in Neurobiology and Anatomy, and Associate Dean for Admissions at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Hansen received his Ph.D in Anatomy from Tulane University and has held faculty appointments at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and the University of Rochester. He previously served as the Kilian J. and Caroline F. Schmitt Chair of Neurobiology and Anatomy and for the last 14 years as Associate Dean for Admissions. This past February, John was awarded the first annual Presidential Diversity Award by the University of Rochester in recognition of his 24 years of commitment and dedicated efforts to increase the recruitment, retention and graduation of medical school candidates from diverse backgrounds.
Dr. Hansen, whose research has encompassed the study of peripheral and central dopaminergic systems, neural plasticity and neural inflammation, also is a recipient of a NIH Research Career Development Award. He has received numerous teaching awards and in 1999 was the recipient of the Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award given annually by the AAMC to nationally recognized medical educators.
Professor Hansen is author of over 110 research publications, book chapters, and books. He is Co-editor of his professional journal Clinical Anatomy, the lead consulting editor of Netter’s Atlas of Human Anatomy (5th edition), author of Netter’s Clinical Anatomy (2nd edition), Netter’s Anatomy Flash Cards (3rd edition), the Essential Anatomy Dissector (2nd edition), Netter’s Anatomy Coloring Book, and co-author of Netter’s Atlas of Physiology and the TNM Staging Atlas for medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists.