Photo: Eric C. Hanson, M.D.
Photo: Eric C. Hanson, M.D.

Eric C. Hanson, M.D.

Knee & Shoulder Arthroscopy Specialist


Centers of Excellence

Dr. Eric Hanson received his Bachelor of Science degree in physiology at the University of California, Davis. From there, he went on to earn his medical degree at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. A surgical internship was completed at Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield, California. He completed four years of orthopedic residency at Loma Linda University. Dr. Hanson's private practice opened in January 1989 after six months of service in the Orthopedic Traumatology Department at the Loma Linda affiliated County Medical Center in Riverside, California.

Dr. Hanson is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, having earned his board certification in 1991. Recertification was accomplished in 2002 and 2009. He received his orthopedic subspecialty board certification in sports medicine in 2009. His professional memberships include the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the California Orthopaedic Association, and the Fresno-Madera Medical Society.

Dr. Hanson's practice focuses on sports medicine with an emphasis on the shoulder and knee. He has been a team physician at Fresno State University since 1991 and head team physician since 1996. His role as consulting team physician is ongoing with the Fresno Grizzlies/San Francisco Giants. With his two brothers, Dr. Hanson was raised in northern Thailand, where his parents were medical missionaries for 10 years. Both of Dr. Hanson's parents are physicians, having retired after many years of practice in Fresno. Along with church activities and yearly mission trips to Thailand, his interests include backpacking, telemark skiing, playing golf, and spending time with his wife, Darlene, daughters Lauren and Allison, Lauren's husband, DJ, and Allison's husband, Jesse. They have been blessed with two grandchildren, Jedidiah and Riley.

Dr. Hanson continues to accept new patients at Sierra Pacific Orthopedics' Herndon Campus, 1630 East Herndon Avenue, Fresno, California. His office phone is (559) 435-9020.

Education, Training, and Affiliations

  • Medical Degree, Loma Linda University School of Medicine
  • Internship, General Surgery, Kern Medical Center
  • Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, Loma Linda University School of Medicine
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Member, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Member, Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Member, California Orthopaedic Association
  • Member, Fresno-Madera Medical Society
  • “I was so pleased with the results of my left knee replacement in June 2011 that I had my right one replaced in February 2012. I can now function without the fear of pain in either knee due to arthritis. I highly recommend Dr. Hanson to anyone with knee troubles not just for replacement, but therapy before replacement is needed.”

    – Steve D.

  • Greg Mellor, P.A.

  • Kyrian Obidiegwu, P.A.-C.

  • Did you happen to see Dr. Eric Hanson on KSEE's Bulldog Insider?!  Dr. Hanson is the head team physican for the Fresno State Bulldogs and he and his wife, Darlene, are donors to Fresno State's First Team Full Scholarship Program.

    Check out the full interview below!

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