Neil Hanson, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology

Neil Hanson

Contact Info

Office Address:
Mayo B512-2

Mailing Address:
Mayo Memorial Building
420 Delaware St SE
Mpls, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Jaden Turner

Administrative Email

Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology

Director of Inpatient Pain Service

Medical Director of Preoperative Assessment Center (PAC)

Medical School, Duke University School of Medicine, Duke University, Durham, NC, 2002-2006

Residency, Anesthesiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 2007-2010

Fellowship, Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA, 2010-2011

BS Biology/Minor in Bioethics, University of Virginia, 1998-2002



Anesthesiology, Regional Anesthesiology, Acute Pain Medicine

Awards & Recognition

SEA-HVO Traveling Fellowship (2010)

Professional Associations

  • Editorial Board, American Society of Anesthesiology SEE Educational Program
  • Invited Reviewer for: PLOS One, Anesthesia and Analgesia, Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, Local and Regional Anesthesia, Journal of Pain Research, Journal of Clinical Anesthesia, Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica


Research Summary/Interests

American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Research Committee (2019 – present)

Info: Review and rank grant applications for ASRA research opportunities; provide ASRA members with information regarding other grant opportunities; collaborate with other subspecialty societies in the formation of joint funding opportunities (Chair: Stavros Memtsoudis)


1. Weigel, W. A., Williams, B. L., Hanson, N. A., Blackmore, C. C., Johnson, R. L., Nissen, G. M., James, A., & Strodtbeck, W. M. (2022). Quantitative Neuromuscular Monitoring in a Clinical Practice: A Professional Practice Change Initiative. Anesthesiology. PMID:35188958 doi: 10.1097/ALN.0000000000004174

2. Hanson, N., Strunk, J., Saunders, G., Cowan, N., Brandenberger, J., Kuhr, C., Oryhan, C., Warren, D., Slee, A., & Strodtbeck, W. (2021). Comparison of continuous intravenous lidocaine versus abdominis plane block for kidney transplant surgery: a randomized, non- inferiority trial. Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine, 11, 955-959. PMID: 34417343 doi: 10.1136/rapm-2021-102973

3. Hanson, N. A., Lavallee, M. B., & Thiele, R. H. (2021). Apophenia and anesthesia: how we sometimes change our practice prematurely. Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthesie, 68(8), 1185-1196. PMID: 33963519 PMCID: PMC8104920 doi: 10.1007/s12630-021-02005-2

4. Hanson, N., Mahyar, L., Neal, J., Blackmore, C., Jackson, D., MacDonald, K., Warren, D., & Verdin, P. (2021). MRI and muscle enzymes do not support the diagnosis of local anesthetic myotoxicity: a descriptive case series. Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, 8, 679-682. PMID: 34059556 doi: 10.1136/rapm-2021-102772

5. Flaherty, J. M., Auyong, D. B., Yuan, S. C., Lin, S., Meier, A. W., Biehl, T. R., Helton, W. S., Slee, A., & Hanson, N. A. (2020). Continuous Transversus Abdominis Plane Block for Primary Open Inguinal Hernia Repair: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial. Pain Medicine, 21(2), 201-207.

6. Klevebro F, Kuppusamy MK, Han S, Nikravan S, Neal JM, Strodtbeck W, Coy DL, Warren D, Hubka M, Hanson NA, Low DE. Contrast-Enhanced Paravertebrogram to Confirm Paravertebral Catheter Position in Elective Thoracic Surgery: a Proof of Concept Study. Surgical Endoscopy 2020.

7. Flaherty JM, Auyong DB, Yuan SC, Lin S, Meier AW, Biehl TR, Helton S, Slee AE, Hanson NA. Continuous transversus abdominis plane block for primary open inguinal hernia repair: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Pain Medicine 2020; 21: 201-7.

8. Hanson NA, Peramunage D, Kuhr CS, Brandenberger J, Cowan NG, Flaherty JM, Liu Y, Slee A, Auyong DB. Reduced Length of Hospitalization and Associated Healthcare Costs Using an Enhanced Recovery Pathway after Kidney Transplant Surgery. Journal of Clinical Anesthesia 12: 65, 2020