Biography & Education


Dr. Hansen is the director of surgical oncology for Providence Cancer Center, and medical director of Providence Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery Program.

"I spent 10 years in surgical training developing the technical skills I would use for a career in minimally-invasive and liver and pancreas surgery. My real education, however, has come in my practice when I have learned to apply these skills individually to patients. Each patient presents a unique set of challenges, both medical and social. Meeting my patients and taking the time to understanding their needs, desires and expectations will ultimately help assure that they get the best outcome possible." - Paul Hansen, M.D.

During the annual American College of Surgeons meeting, Dr. Hansen was voted as the 2015 Commission on Cancer (CoC) State Chair of the Year. He was also elected to the Comission on Cancer for a term of three years.

Dr. Hansen is associated with Providence Cancer Center.

Areas of expertise

Liver cancer; Pancreatic cancer; Hepatobiliary cancer; General surgery


Bachelor of Science, cum laude, University of Washington, 1984
M.D., with honors, University of Washington, 1988
Fellowship, NIH trauma grant, Department of Surgery, University of San Francisco, 1992
General surgery residency, University of San Francisco, 1995
Laparoscopy and intraoperative ultrasound, University of San Francisco, 1996
Advanced laparoscopy and surgical endoscopy,  Legacy Health Systems, 1997
Hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery, Royal College of Medicine, London, U.K., 1997


Board certified:
  • American Board of Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • General Surgery

Care Locations

The Oregon Clinic-Gastrointestinal & Minimally Invasive Surgery
4805 NE Glisan St.
Suite 6N60
Portland, OR 97213