Neil Hanson, MD

Director of Inpatient Pain Service
Medical Director of Preoperative Assessment Center (PAC)
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
Courtney Bridell

Administrative Phone

Administrative Email

Director of Inpatient Pain Service
Medical Director of Preoperative Assessment Center (PAC)
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

Residency, Anesthesiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

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



Anesthesiology, Regional Anesthesiology, Acute Pain Medicine

Awards & Recognition

SEA-HVO Traveling Fellowship (2010)


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. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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

4. Coleman JR, Strunk J, Saunders G, Peciado O, Oryhan CL, Warren DT, Strodtbeck WM, Cowan N, Brandenberger J, Kuhr C, Hanson NA. A Comparison of Trasnversus Abdominis Plane Blocks versus Continuous Intravenous Lidocaine for Postoperative Analgesia in Kidney Transplant Surgery American Society of Anesthesiology October, 2020: Washington, DC

5. Coleman JR, Lui Y, Slee A, Auyong DB, Hanson NA. Reduction in Healthcare Costs Associated with a Renal Transplantation Enhanced Recovery Pathway American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine April, 2020: San Francisco, CA

6. Aakre G, Grant S, Slee A, Bullock M, Hanson NA, Auyong DB. Ultrasound-Guided Nerve Wiring for Cadaver Dissection: An Approach to Improve Anatomy Understanding American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine April, 2020: San Francisco, CA


Academic Interests and Focus

Quality improvement projects; Mentoring Fellows & Residents