Hi, I'm Dr. Hans C. Hansen, MD

I'm a Board Certified anesthesiologist and Board Certified pain management physician, as well as a Board Certified addictionologist. I've been actively practicing pain medicine for nearly four decades. I'm a believer in pain states that are often dismissed such as fibromyalgia and headache. I help patients overcome their challenges in pain, addiction and depression at my pain clinics in North Carolina. 

I've enjoyed many publications including journal articles and book chapters, and I'm section editor on the editorial staff of Pain Physician, the most circulated and respected pain journal in the world.

My Education

I received my bachelor’s degree from the University of Denver and my M.D. from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. I completed my residency in Anesthesiology at the Yale University School of Medicine, with a specialized year in chronic pain management.


My interests include integrating the commonality of pain addiction and depression into contemporary wisdom of therapeutic interventions, and offering patients unique options to care. I'm also a frequent educator and lecturer in the field of pain management.

Contact Me

I can be reached at [email protected]. I look forward to hearing from you soon!


  1. 2021;24;S27-S208 Epidural Interventions in the Management of Chronic Spinal Pain: American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) Comprehensive Evidence-Based Guidelines  PDF | Abstract 
  2. 2017; 20;S3-S92 Responsible, Safe, and Effective Prescription of Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain: American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) Guidelines  PDF | Abstract
  3. 2014;17;E565-E573 Reversal of Epidural Cuts in 2015 Physician Payment Schedule: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back
    Health Policy  PDF | Abstract
  4. 2014;17;E21-E26 The Tragedy Of The Sustained Growth Rate Formula Continues Into 2014: Is There Hope or Repeal?  PDF | Abstract
  5. 2014;17;E11-E19 Declining Value of Work of Interventional Pain Physicians  PDF | Abstract 
  6. 2014;17;E1-E10 Opioids In Chronic Noncancer Pain: Have We Reached A Boiling Point Yet?  PDF | Abstract
  7. 2013;16;SE261-SE318 Assessment of Bleeding Risk of Interventional Techniques: A Best Evidence Synthesis of Practice Patterns and Perioperative Management of Anticoagulant and Antithrombotic Therapy  PDF | Abstract
  8. 2013;16;S49-S283 An Update of Comprehensive Evidence-Based Guidelines for Interventional Techniques in Chronic Spinal Pain. Part II: Guidance and Recommendations  PDF | Abstract

For additional publications, please see https://www.painphysicianjournal.com/


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