Dr. Hansen's specialty training was at the Mayo Clinic where he completed a residency in neurology, followed by a fellowship in clinical neurophysiology. This was followed by additional training in neurocritical care medicine, completing a second fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland
His undergraduate education was at the University of Utah, where he majored in English Literature, and his medical degree was from the George Washington University School of Medicine. An internship in internal medicine was done at Bethesda Naval Hospital, just outside of Washington, D.C.
Dr. Hansen has continuing board certifications in neurology, from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and in neurophysiology, from the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology.
He has also had subspecialty board certifications in pain medicine, from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (initial term 2003) and clinical neurophysiology from the American Academy of Neurology (initial term 1994).
Dr. Hansen moved to Coastal Virginia from Baltimore after being recalled to active duty by the Navy, where for two years he was staff neurologist and director of the Intensive Care Unit at Portsmouth Naval Hospital. His previous Navy experience had been as ship physician on the USS Virginia, which was deployed to the Persian Gulf.
After completion of his posting to the Naval Hospital, he accepted a full time faculty position in the Department of Neurology at the Eastern Virginia Medical School, leaving to begin a private practice in neurology which grew into the Southeastern Neurology Group. Over time, that practice became increasingly devoted to treating patients with chronic pain and evolved to become The Center for Pain Management, which in 2010 became affiliated with the Bon Secours Healthcare System. In mid 2014, Dr. Hansen left to once again establish his own practice.
Dr. Hansen's avocation is that of a high school rowing coach, developing crew programs first at Norfolk Collegiate High School and then at Norfolk Academy, where he has been since 1998. He is presently the women's varsity coach for Norfolk Academy rowing
Robert B. Hansen, M.D.
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