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Karen E. Hansen, MD, MS
 

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Associate Professor
Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Karen E. Hansen, MD is an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin with joint appointments in the sections of rheumatology and endocrinology. Dr. Hansen completed her medical degree at the University of Wisconsin and is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha. Following a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Wisconsin, she served as chief medical resident for the Internal Medicine Department. Fellowship training was at Duke University Medical Center in the field of rheumatology.

 

Dr. Hansen is board certified in internal medicine and rheumatology. She is also certified in the reading of bone densitometry. Her research and clinical interests include osteoporosis, abnormal vitamin D and calcium homeostasis and antiphospholipid antibody syndrome.

Specialties

Rheumatology and Arthritis

UW Health Clinics

West Clinic
(608) 263-5010 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
West Clinic
(608) 263-7577 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

Hospital Affiliation(s)

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (primary)

Languages Spoken

English
Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Medicine

Rheumatology

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Internal Medicine
Rheumatology
Fellowship Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
Residency University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Internship University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Medical School University of Wisconsin - Madison

Procedures

Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.

Programs & Conditions

Research

Dr. Hansen’s research and clinical interests include osteoporosis, abnormal vitamin D and calcium homeostasis and antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. Ongoing research projects include a randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial of vitamin D therapy for people with rheumatoid arthritis, use of calcium isotopes to determine alterations in calcium homeostasis among postmenopausal women with vitamin D insufficiency, and analysis of lumbar spine bone mass using three different methods as a means of predicting fragility fracture among men in the MrOS study.


PubMed Articles
Hansen KE Kleker B Safdar N Bartels CM . A systematic review and meta-analysis of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis in children. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2014 Aug;44(1):47-54
[PubMed ID: 24680381]
Hansen KE Ney D . A systematic review of bone mineral density and fractures in phenylketonuria. J Inherit Metab Dis. 2014 Jul 9;
[PubMed ID: 25005329]
Nabak AC Johnson RE Keuler NS Hansen KE . Can a questionnaire predict vitamin D status in postmenopausal women? Public Health Nutr. 2014 Apr;17(4):739-46
[PubMed ID: 23870503]
Hansen KE Bartels CM Gangnon RE Jones AN Gogineni J . An evaluation of high-dose vitamin D for rheumatoid arthritis. J Clin Rheumatol. 2014 Mar;20(2):112-4
[PubMed ID: 24561419]
Ney DM Blank RD Hansen KE . Advances in the nutritional and pharmacological management of phenylketonuria. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2014 Jan;17(1):61-8
[PubMed ID: 24136088]
Tevaarwerk A Burkard ME Wisinski KB Shafer MM Davis LA Gogineni J Crone E Hansen KE . Aromatase inhibitors and calcium absorption in early stage breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2012 Jul;134(1):245-51
[PubMed ID: 22350731]
Hansen KE Wilson HA Zapalowski C Fink HA Minisola S Adler RA . Uncertainties in the prevention and treatment of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis. J Bone Miner Res. 2011 Sep;26(9):1989-96
[PubMed ID: 21721042]
Hansen KE . High-dose vitamin D: helpful or harmful? Curr Rheumatol Rep. 2011 Jun;13(3):257-64
[PubMed ID: 21369796]
Hansen KE Jones AN Lindstrom MJ Davis LA Ziegler TE Penniston KL Alvig AL Shafer MM . Do proton pump inhibitors decrease calcium absorption? J Bone Miner Res. 2010 Dec;25(12):2786-95
[PubMed ID: 20578215]
Penniston KL Jones AN Nakada SY Hansen KE . Vitamin D repletion does not alter urinary calcium excretion in healthy postmenopausal women. BJU Int. 2009 Nov;104(10):1512-6
[PubMed ID: 19389005]
Jones AN Hansen KE . Recognizing the musculoskeletal manifestations of vitamin D deficiency. J Musculoskelet Med. 2009 Oct;26(10):389-396
[PubMed ID: 21984863]
Hansen KE . Osteoimmunology: prevalence of hypovitaminosis D and relationship to fracture. Nat Rev Rheumatol. 2009 Aug;5(8):417-8
[PubMed ID: 19648938]
Bolek-Berquist J Elliott ME Gangnon RE Gemar D Engelke J Lawrence SJ Hansen KE . Use of a questionnaire to assess vitamin D status in young adults. Public Health Nutr. 2009 Feb;12(2):236-43
[PubMed ID: 18752694]
Hansen KE Jones AN Lindstrom MJ Davis LA Engelke JA Shafer MM . Vitamin D insufficiency: disease or no disease? J Bone Miner Res. 2008 Jul;23(7):1052-60
[PubMed ID: 18302509]
Hansen KE Binkley N Blank RD Krueger DC Christian RC Malone DG Baim S . An atlas improves interobserver agreement regarding application of the ISCD vertebral body exclusion criteria. J Clin Densitom. 2007 Oct-Dec;10(4):359-64
[PubMed ID: 17993400]
Hansen KE Rosenblatt ER Gjerde CL Crowe ME . Can an online osteoporosis lecture increase physician knowledge and improve patient care? J Clin Densitom. 2007 Jan-Mar;10(1):10-20
[PubMed ID: 17289521]
Hansen KE Hildebrand JP Ferguson EE Stein JH . Outcomes in 45 patients with statin-associated myopathy. Arch Intern Med. 2005 Dec 12-26;165(22):2671-6
[PubMed ID: 16344427]
Khurma V Appen R Wolf MD Hansen KE . Wegener granulomatosis presenting as bilateral loss of vision. J Clin Rheumatol. 2005 Oct;11(5):267-9
[PubMed ID: 16357774]
Hansen KE Binkley N Christian R Vallarta-Ast N Krueger D Drezner MK Blank RD . Interobserver reproducibility of criteria for vertebral body exclusion. J Bone Miner Res. 2005 Mar;20(3):501-8
[PubMed ID: 15746996]
Hansen KE Hildebrand JP Genovese MC Cush JJ Patel S Cooley DA Cohen SB Gangnon RE Schiff MH . The efficacy of switching from etanercept to infliximab in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. J Rheumatol. 2004 Jun;31(6):1098-102
[PubMed ID: 15170921]