Sheila J Hanson, MD

Associate professor, the Medical College of Wisconsin

Office Locations

8915 W. Connell Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53226


Best Doctors 2013Dr. Hanson is a board certified pediatric intensivist who works solely in the pediatric ICU caring for children with a variety of complex medical issues.

Dr. Hanson is interested in research to minimize the risk of developing blood clots (thrombosis) in children. She enjoys working with fellows, residents and medical students to help them learn how to optimally care for the child and family. Dr. Hanson is a strong advocate for patients and families, and believes frequent open communication is the key to provide the best and most informed care possible.

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Pediatrics
Areas of Interest
  • Critical care
  • Traumatic injury
  • Neuro-critical care
  • Solid organ transplants
  • Blood utilization

Education & Awards

  • 1999, Medical College of Wisconsin, MD
  • 2002, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • 2005, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • 2005: American Academy of Pediatrics Best Abstract in Critical Care Award
  • 2007-present: Included in “Best Doctor’s in America”
  • 2008: Outstanding Teaching Award: This annual award recognizes the member of full-time Pediatric faculty selected by the current pediatric house staff for outstanding dedication and commitment to the teaching of pediatric residents.
  • 2009: Red Ribbon Award, International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, top 1/3 poster presentation.
  • 2011: MCW Outstanding Medical Student Teacher awarded by Curriculum and Evaluation Committee for teaching excellence providing “value-added” student learning to a required medical student course.
  • 2013: Top Doctors- Milwaukee

Research & Publications

  • pediatric thrombosis- risk factors and prevention
  • anticoagulation agents and monitoring
  • blood transfusion utilization
  • non-invasive monitoring of critically ill children
  • Effectiveness of clinical guidelines for deep vein thrombosis prophylaxis in reducing the incidence of venous thromboembolism in critically ill children after trauma.
  • Incidence and risk factors associated with venous thrombotic events in pediatric intensive care unit patients.
  • Incidence and risk factors for venous thromboembolism in critically ill children with cardiac disease.
  • Current treatment practices of venous thromboembolism in children admitted to pediatric intensive care units.
  • Incidence and risk factors for venous thromboembolism in critically ill children after trauma.
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