Gregory J. Hanker, MD

Gregory J. Hanker, MD
4.75
Average Rating: 4.8 (12 reviews)
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Locations of Practice:

Contact:

Practice Coordinator:  (818) 901-6600 Ext. 2815

Fax: (818) 901-4582

Additional Information:

Workers' Comp: 
Yes
QME: 
Yes

After completing his tour of duty with the United States Air Force as an Aeromedical Evacuation Command Pilot, Dr. Hanker attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. His orthopedic surgery residency was at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and an additional year of advanced hand surgical training was accomplished at the University of Southern California (USC) as the Joseph Boyes Hand Surgical Fellow.

Dr. Hanker is a diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and holds a Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery. He has an academic appointment as Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at USC. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

Dr. Hanker has written numerous scientific articles for many prestigious orthopedic journals and has contributed to many comprehensive textbook chapters on arthroscopic wrist surgery. He has served as the team physician for several local high schools and colleges, and remains active in the sports medicine surgical care of local athletes. He was a Sports Medicine Orthopedic Physician at the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles.

In the field of medical-legal orthopedic issues, Dr. Hanker has worked as a consultant and evaluator regarding work-related and personal injuries, as well as medical malpractice. He has provided expert legal opinion on contested orthopedic cases for both the plaintiff and the defense. He is a Qualified Medical Examiner (QME) and an Agreed Medical Examiner (AME) for the State of California Industrial Medical Council, Department of Industrial Relations. Furthermore, he also performs Independent Medical Evaluations (IME) to resolve orthopedic hand surgical medical-legal disputes.

Dr. Hanker is married and has two adult children. His wife Mary Pat is retired from UCLA Business Enterprises. His son Corey is a business entrepreneur, and his daughter Kelly is a Labor & Employment attorney. Dr. Hanker is an avid bicycle rider and often enjoys playing tennis.

Gregory J. Hanker, MD, is available to see patients in the Van Nuys and Valencia offices.

Specialties

"I was really scared to get my surgery done, scared in a sense of the results. But Doctor Hanker made me feel secure with cases similar to mine and he's long years of experience I thrust him I'm a really happy patient ..THANK YOU!!" – Sandra M.   
Patient Rating:
5
"I went running and trip on the sidewalk and broke my left hand.  I went to emergency room and they confirm that my left hand was broken. I quickly made an appointment to see Dr. Hanker and he confirm that I will be in a cast for about 6 week. I was really scared because I just lost my job and my insurance will end at end of May. Dr. Hanker assured my that I would not need surgery and that my hand will be back to normal. After about 4 week I was able to have my cast remove and began physical therapy. After about 3 physical therapy appointment my hand is back to normal. Dr. Hanker and the Physical Therapy Team at SCOI are the best. They took time to answer all my questions, they are extremely knowledgeable in their subject area, and they are extremely affordable." – Andrew C.       
Patient Rating:
5
"Absolutely amazing. From the intake, to the diagnosis to the treatment—all aspects were amazing! The ladies up front were great. Thoroughly understanding in billing and related referrals. The doctor was fantastic. His explanation of injury was completely in terms that I could understand. And the fact that a treatment was not only offered, but performed at my visit was over and above anything I had expected." – Michael T. 
Patient Rating:
5
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