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Authors > Frank L. Hanley, MD

Frank L. Hanley, MD is the Lawrence Crowley Professor of Child Health and Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Stanford University. He is also Executive Director of the Pediatric Heart Center at Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital in Stanford, California. Dr. Hanley is a co-author of Kirklin/Barratt-Boyes Cardiac Surgery, 4th Edition.

Dr. Hanley earned his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed a surgical internship at the University of California, San Francisco, where he became chief resident in both general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Hanley did a fellowship at UCSF’s Cardiovascular Research Institute.

Dr. Hanley’s research and clinical work focuses on the development of interventional techniques for fetal and neonatal treatment of congenital heart disease, pulmonary, vascular physiology, and the neurologic impact of open-heart surgery. He developed and pioneered the unifocalization procedure, in which a single procedure is used to repair a complex and life-threatening congenital heart defect rather than several staged open-heart surgeries.

Dr. Hanley is a member of many professional societies, including the American Heart Association, the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, the Howard C. Naffziger Surgical Society, and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. He is a frequently invited guest lecturer, having given more than 75 presentations at regional, national, and international conferences and symposiums, and having authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.

Related Authors: Nicholas T. Kouchoukos, MD; Eugene H. Blackstone, MD; James K. Kirklin, MD