Dr Martin Hanson is an Otolaryngology Head & Neck surgeon with advanced training and subspecialty interests in Facial Plastic Surgery (particularly rhinoplasty and reconstruction of the nose and ears), Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery, and Head & Neck Cancer Surgery. He is one of a select group of Australian surgeons to be dual subspecialty trained in the USA, having completed accredited fellowships at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (Thyroid and Head & Neck Cancer) and the University of Virginia (Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery). Marty was offered an academic faculty position at UVA and worked as an Attending Surgeon in the Division of Facial Plastic Surgery in 2020 and 2021 prior to returning to Australia with his young family.
Dr Hanson has refined technical expertise in, and regularly sees patients for, cosmetic rhinoplasty, functional nasal reconstruction (for trauma, nasal obstruction and sleep apnoea), blepharoplasty, otoplasty and the resection and reconstruction of complex cutaneous malignancies of the face, nose, ears, eyelids and neck. He has performed clinical research focused on areas where he has high-volume surgical experience, namely thyroid, salivary and laryngeal disease and sinus surgery (including pituitary procedures). Marty was in the first cohort of surgeons to be certified by the American Head & Neck Society in their Trans-Oral Robotic Surgery (TORS) Fellowship training program and is one of the only surgeons in Queensland to receive formal fellowship training in the performance of surgical facelift.
After performing numerous high-risk airway procedures and tracheostomy during the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic, Marty was one of the first Australians to receive a Covid vaccination in December 2020 in America.
Marty is committed to providing his patients with optimal treatments while also focusing on maximizing their quality of life. Marty believes that surgeons need to be sensitive to all issues affecting their patients and wishes to be seen as someone who cares about his patients and their families as people.
Dr Hanson is a Lecturer at the University of Qld, is actively involved in teaching trainees, regularly presents at international meetings and is well-published in peer-reviewed literature. He also authored multiple textbook chapters about thyroid cancer and different operative techniques in Head & Neck Surgery. His public practice will incorporate Princess Alexandra, Qld Children’s and Logan Hospitals.