Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

254 Patient Ratings
84 Patient Comments

Christopher B. Hansen, M.D.

Clinical Details


Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-2955 Dermatology & Laser Center
6095 South 300 East , Suite 270
Murray, UT 84107
(801) 581-2955 University Hospital
Dermatology, Clinic 28
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132


Christopher B. Hansen, MD has specialized expertise in the evaluation and treatment of rheumatic skin diseases such as lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis, and scleroderma. He is board certified in Dermatology. Dr. Hansen’s main clinical focus is the medical management of connective tissue diseases that involve the skin as well as common skin disorders such as acne, rashes, and skin cancer. Dr. Hansen runs the UVA-1 phototherapy program in the Department of Dermatology. UVA-1 phototherapy is primarily used to treat patients with sclerosing skin disorders like morphea.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Dermatology - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Board Certification American Board of Dermatology (Dermatology)

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending doctor
My confidence in doctor
Time doctor spent with me
Doctor spoke using clear language
Doctor's effort to include me in decisions
Doctor's concern for questions & worries
Doctor's explanation of condition/problem
Wait time at clinic
Doctor's friendliness and courtesy

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

February 23, 2014

Very positive......thank you

February 21, 2014

Dr. Hansen and his nursing staff (Emily) are easy to communicate with and thorough. Dr. Hansen's bedside manner is exceptional- he always takes the time to explain procedures and diagnoses. Not only is my experience ALWAYS positive during office visits, even telephone interactions with his staff make you feel well taken care of under his supervision. I will continue to see Dr. Hansen for my autoimmune related concerns for years to come and highly recommend his expertise to my friends/family.

February 21, 2014

I recently had two appointments, one with dermatology and one with Women's health. Both appointments were great as far as the care provider. The care was excellent, their concern was high and very professional.

February 10, 2014

Wow - the problem showed signs of improvement the day after the visit. Thank you so much for helping with my mother's problem. It already looks 100% better.

February 06, 2014

first dr I've met with that recognized (psoriasis) the problem and began treatment

February 01, 2014

A thoroughly excellent experience on all fronts. I only wish everywhere else were as friendly, professional and customer-service oriented. The world would be a better place...

January 31, 2014

Dr. Hansen really helped me to understand what is happening, was very thorough and thoughtful, and I am confident that the follow-up steps will really help. I feel assured that I am in good hands as we figure out what to do next.

January 30, 2014

Love Dr. Hansen. Great to work with, has been a very pleasant experience

January 23, 2014

I was impressed with the entire staff

January 21, 2014

Dr. Hansen was thorough and explained everything well.

January 21, 2014

Dr. Hansen was eager for me to ask any questions I may have.

December 25, 2013

excellent care, great communication and overall great experience.

December 22, 2013

This was my second visit with Dr. Hansen and I am extremely impressed with him. He takes time to speak to his patients to fully explain the issue and options, he is very concerned about the quality of his clinic and staff, and it is clear that he really cares about his patients. I am very grateful to be in his care.

December 19, 2013

Dr. Hansen is a very competent and excellent doctor

December 16, 2013

Sometimes I feel like it's a waste of time coming to dermatology appointments...everything is always called 'normal' and there is never anything they can do about it. I'm not going to schedule another dermatology appointment and spend the money, I'll just see my regular doc.

November 25, 2013

Dr Hansen is wonderful. Very patient and understanding. I feel very lucky to have found him.

November 14, 2013

He was really great and made me feel very comfortable.

November 14, 2013

I feel confident that Dr. Hansen is providing the best care possible for me. I have already recommended him to friends and family.

November 12, 2013

good experience

October 28, 2013

Already have recommended this provider!

October 17, 2013

Dr. Hanson is great. I will recommend him to others. Really well informed and explained things clearly to me. Understanding, he took time with me and I was completely satisfied with the visit. I will return next year.

October 14, 2013

The doctor did not even give me a full exam. He only looked at the upper half of my body. I have a lot of moles and freckles from head to toe and he barely looked at anything. My oncologist was concerned about the look of a couple of the moles and I don't feel as if the doctor took the time to share her concern or dispel it.

October 10, 2013

I have recommended a lot of people. I am comfortable with him, I am confident in his ability to help me, and I feel like he is very genuine. He's not super talkative, but always listens and responds to concerns. which is the most important. He had a very friendly and smart resident following him during my visit.

October 07, 2013

Dr. Hansen is an amazing patient care oriented physician. Whenever I visit his office I'm amazed at his willingness to go out of his way for his patients. He is well versed in immunological and dermatological issues commonly facing individuals with Autoimmune Conditions. He surpasses my expectations in his bed side manner, patient education, and individualized treatment plans. I will continue to visit his office and am grateful that I have the opportunity to see such a well versed medical educator.

September 02, 2013

dr Hanson is always very interested in what I say and very clear in the treatment he decides I should follow

August 29, 2013

Always feel very comfortable with the staff and Dr. Hansen. Dr. Hansen takes time to fully explain symptoms, and action to take . Does not rush thru the exam and or discussion. Answers any and all of my questions to my satisfaction.

August 26, 2013

Dr. Hansen was professional, friendly and courteous. He did not make me feel as though he was in a hurry. He explained everything to me and talked about different options of care.

August 09, 2013

Dr. Hansen is always very caring. He takes time to listen and explain things to me. I always feel that he cares.

July 20, 2013


June 24, 2013

Very impressed with the treatment vs waiting for 2 ours to be seen with my husband in Ortho.

June 24, 2013

Dr. Hansen is always patient and thorough.

June 21, 2013


June 21, 2013

Very happy with my whole appointment.

June 14, 2013

Dr Hanson is an excellent physician & does a good job.

June 10, 2013

Would definitely recommend Dr. Hansen and his staff to anyone!

May 28, 2013

I have recommended Dr. Hansen to more than 20 good friends.

May 27, 2013

I was with the assistant for the first few minutes as she assessed my condition and placed them in the records. The doctor came in and looked at my hand and feet and recommended medication for my condition. We discussed ways to treat it. all told the doctor spent at least 20 minutes discussing my condition and treatment.

May 24, 2013

very good experience.

May 22, 2013

Dr. Hansen is always kind and concerned. He is a very serious, professional and correctly identifies the issues for which I'm seeing him. Also checks up on any other issue which might be bothersome for me. Dr. Hansen is so very patient with my questions even when I forget and ask again. Dr. Hansen is a terrific partner in referring me to another physician when necessary.

May 15, 2013

good !

May 06, 2013

Dr. Hansen was professional, kind, and thorough. I was comfortable and at ease. This was a very good experience especially since I was new to the office.

May 01, 2013

During the visit was fine, its after the visit that I have encountered problems.

May 01, 2013

I have full confidence in Dr. Hansen. He treats me as an intelligent human being, answers all questions and addresses any and all concerns.

April 27, 2013

I was previously seeing another Dermatologist in your system and had difficulty getting appointments and LONG waits in the lobby. It was suggested that I try Dr Hansen and am thrilled with the switch. Not only is he friendly and compassionate, he is easy to get in to see.

April 26, 2013

Feel very comfortable with Dr. Hansen-Shows concern for his patient and conveys treatments and follow-up things to do in a clear and understanding manner. Puts patient at ease and takes time to listen to the patient.

April 25, 2013

took good care of us

April 24, 2013

Dr. Hansen is great

April 22, 2013

I would tell everyone who needs his service what a good doctor he is I would recommened him

April 17, 2013

very happy with the service I received

April 12, 2013

Doctor Hansen was great, he takes time to ask me about my life, is very thorough, and professional.

April 12, 2013


April 02, 2013

Very good service

April 01, 2013

Left appointment with a general idea about application of medicine. If a sketch of a face, with the doctor highlighting areas of application had been available it would have been a clear map to follow. Especially for visual learners.

April 01, 2013

Exceptional care by Dr. Hansen. He was very friendly, prompt and listened to my problem. Very professional and caring.

March 22, 2013


March 21, 2013

The experience was good. I would recommend this place.

February 19, 2013

I had been seen for this concern over in Tooele and was told it was just an age spot and the others not to be concerned about. We would just watch the spot on the upper left arm. I wanted them removed, however the providor told me a lenghty story of how this facuility would chagre me $300.00 plus dollars to have it removed here, plus her fees. So the visit to Tooele cost me alot of money with zero result. Dr. Hansen provided me with the education I needed to understand, He is a great person and excellent doctor.

January 21, 2013


January 13, 2013

I have been looking for a good dermnatologist who listens to my concerns and have a hard time finding one. However, I was very pleased with this visit and will be coming back.

December 24, 2012

this is one of the best doctors i have ever seen.

October 19, 2012

Wonderful care! I have already shared my positive experience with friends. (no family in Utah)

October 19, 2012

felt very comfortable in Dr Hansen's care

October 08, 2012

love my doctor very nice does not rush you shows concern and lots of consideration christopher hansen

October 02, 2012

great doctor. will stay with him and recommend him to others.

September 10, 2012

Dr. Hansen is always friendly and very helpful in describing my excellent doctor!

September 03, 2012

Very kind and took care of the problem

August 21, 2012

I know physicians and other care providers are very busy. I was able to get all my questions answered in a timely and efficient manner.

July 19, 2012

I was impressed that the Dr was concerned that this might be bad timing to have the spots burned off of my face.

July 17, 2012

I love Dr. Chris Hansen...He is a very good Dr. I will always be back!

July 08, 2012

The resident was very friendly and did a good examination. Dr Hansen seemed more remote than usual as though he had some other concerns on his mind. He still did a good job clinically; he was just a but robotic at this visit.

June 17, 2012

Perfect in every way!

June 15, 2012

Again, great service. Quick, painless, helpful.

May 15, 2012


May 14, 2012

My appt. was a good experience. I have already begun referring friends and relatives to the doctor.

May 07, 2012

Provided me with good information

April 09, 2012

I like Dr. Hansen a lot, he is very thorough and I feel like he really focuses on me and doing the best job he possibly can while I am in the room. I wish all doctors were like him.

March 14, 2012

I have recommended this providers to my family and co-workers.

February 22, 2012

We had been referred to Dr. Christopher Hansen by my sister. My husband had had appointments for cancer checks, pre-cancerous spots removed and mole removal and was well-pleased. This is my first appointment for a cancer check. I appreciated him informing my that due to my RA medications, I should be checked every 1-2 years.

February 21, 2012

He took the time we needed and was very positive.

February 16, 2012

one of the best medical experiences I have ever had, and I have had many

February 09, 2012

Very concern about my illness and how we are going to attack the problem.

February 01, 2012

very pleased with care and treatment provided

January 31, 2012


January 26, 2012

Dr. Christopher Hansen was exceptional -- caring, helpful, written instructions, professional, intelligent, but also made me very much at ease and comfortable - even when having to be undressed under a gown! Very thorough, wanted to know everything so he could address my concerns. Superb!

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Morphea
  • UVA-1 Phototherapy
  • Cutaneous Lupus
  • Dermatomyositis

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Dermatology - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Board Certification American Board of Dermatology (Dermatology)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-6465 School of Medicine
30 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Christopher B. Hansen, MD, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Dermatology, has specialized expertise in the evaluation and treatment of rheumatic skin diseases such as lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis, and scleroderma. Dr. Hansen runs the UVA-1 phototherapy program in the Department of Dermatology. UVA-1 phototherapy is primarily used to treat patients with sclerosing skin disorders like morphea.

Dr. Hansen has acted as the principal investigator for several pharmaceutical trials for cutaneous lupus. He has also been involved in trials for clinical assessment tools for cutaneous lupus, dermatopyositis and morphia. Passionate about teaching, Dr. Hansen mentors medical students and is very involved in teaching Internal Medicine residents and Dermatology residents.


Education History

Type School Degree
Chief Resident University of Texas Southwestern
Chief Resident
Residency University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Internship University of Utah School of Medicine
Internal Medicine
Research Fellow University of Utah - Dermatology
Research Fellow
Professional Medical University of Utah
Undergraduate University of Utah


Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Winchester D, Duffin KC, Hansen (2012)Response to ustekinumab in a patient with both severe psoriasis and hypertrophic cutaneous lupus.  Lupus, 21(9),1007-10
  2. Hansen CB, Dahle K(2012)Cutaneous lupus erythematosus.  Dermatologic Therapy, 25(2),99-111
  3. Lowe G, Henderson CL, Grau RH, Hansen CB, Sontheimer R(2011)A systematic review of drug-induced subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus.  British Journal of Dermatology, 164(3),465-72
  4. Gammon B, Hansen C, Costner M(2011)Efficacy of mycophenolate mofetil in antimalarial-resistant cutaneous lupus erythematosus.  Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 65(4),717-21
  5. Hansen CB, Callen J(2010)Connective tissue panniculitis: lupus panniculitis, dermatomyositis, morphea/scleroderma.  Dermatologic Therapy, 23(4),341-9

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