Dr. Hanson received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. He then attended Columbia University of Physicians and Surgeons in Manhattan. He spent his residency at Yale New Haven Hospital, and has been in practice in Connecticut ever since. He is the senior member of the practice, and is currently delivering babies of the babies he delivered 25-30 years ago. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Yale New Haven Hospital. He lives in Guilford, CT with his wife Jane.