Kathryn H. Hanna, MD

Kathryn H. Hanna, MD

Spectrum Board of Directors
Chief of Orthopaedics, Mercy Northern Light


Dr. Hanna is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in hand and upper extremity surgery. She joined Spectrum Orthopaedics in 2016.

“Becoming a doctor was my childhood dream. I became an Orthopedic surgeon because I enjoy the challenges of restoring function to a patient’s arm and hand. There are so many parts to the upper extremity – bones, joints, tendons and muscles. Being able to restore function to the arm is critical for returning to work, sports and life. I spent 11 years in the United States Navy and there was nothing more rewarding than returning a young sailor or marine back to duty after a devastating injury. I understand the care and precision it takes to get all my patients back to what they love doing the most.”


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

ABOS Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand

Professional Memberships

American Society for Surgery of the Hand

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education & Training

Georgetown University, BSc, Washington, DC

New York University, School of Medicine, MD, New York, NY

Naval Medical Center, orthopaedic surgery residency, San Diego, CA

Harvard University, fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery, Cambridge, MA


PADI Advanced Diver/Nitrox certification

Wilderness First Responder/Outward Bound guide

Naval Medical Center San Diego, Department of Hand and Upper Extremity teaching facility, San Diego, CA

Naval Medical Center San Diego, Navy hand transplant team

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, adjunct instructor in surgery, Bethesda, MD

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