Angela J. Hanson, M.D.

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Dr. Angela Hanson

Provider Overview: Dr. Hanson is a geriatrician who specializes in the care of older adults with dementia. She completed her training in internal medicine and geriatrics from the University of Washington. Currently she is a part of the Memory and Brain Wellness Center care team at Harborview Medical Center. Dr. Hanson also works with the inpatient medicine service at Harborview, and enjoys teaching geriatric principles to medical students and residents. Her research interests include understanding how dietary factors can affect cognition and Alzheimer's disease progression.

Philosophy of care: I I am interested in improving the healthcare of older adults, particularly those with dementia. I believe the best healthcare plans are both evidence-based and patient-centered.

Clincal Interest: Internal medicine/geriatrics; dementia diagnosis and management.. 

Research Interest: How diet and macronutrients affect cognition, and how a risk gene for Alzheimer's (APOE 4) affects how the brain responds to different diets. 

College: 1997, Montana State University

Master of Science: 2002, Montana State University

Medical School: 2006, University of Colorado

Residency: 2007-2009, Internal Medicine, University of Washington

Fellowship: 2010-2011, Geriatric Medicine, University of Washington

Publications: go to PubMed.

Clinic Information: Harborview SeniorCare Clinic

General Information: Email Dr. Hanson.