Kathryn H. Hanna, MD


Kathryn H. Hanna, MD


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