Hansen Deng, MD

  • PGY-2 Resident

Hansen Deng, MD, joined the University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery residency program in July of 2019. Dr. Deng graduated with distinction from the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, where he was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed his undergraduate degrees in biology and oil-painting at the University of California Berkeley, where he was elected into Phi Beta Kappa. 

His research in TRACK-TBI includes investigating the discriminatory ability of biomarkers in mild TBI and concussion in order to assist with the prognostication and management of patients following injury. This is in addition to studying the progression of secondary pathophysiology of brain and spine trauma, with the goal to advance evidence-based clinical practices in the neurocritical intensive care unit.

Dr. Deng serves as a mentor for pre-medical and medical students with interests to pursue medicine and neurosurgery. He enjoys drawing, playing basketball, and cooking.

Dr. Deng’s publications can be reviewed through the National Library of Medicine’s publication database.

Specialized Areas of Interest

Neurotrauma; neurocritica care; complex spine; vascular.

Professional Organization Membership

Alpha Omega Alpha
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
National Neurotrauma Society
North American Brain Injury Society
Phi Beta Kappa

Education & Training

  • BA, Biology and Art (Oil-Painting), University of California Berkely, 2014
  • MD, University of California San Francisco, 2019

Honors & Awards

  • ThinkFirst Injury Prevention Award, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, 2020
  • Best Clinical Research Abstract, Pediatric Section, CNS, 2019
  • MD with Distinction in Clinical and Translational Research, UCSF School of Medicine, 2019
  • Steinhart Scholarship Award, UCSF School of Medicine, 2019
  • AANS/CNS Section on Trauma and Critical Care Abstract Finalist, 2017
  • Dean’s Prize in Research and Scholarship Finalist, UCSF School of Medicine, 2016, 2019
  • University Grant in Medicine, UCSF School of Medicine, 2015-2019
  • Sussman Prize in Painting and Exhibition, University of California Berkeley, 2014
  • Phelan Art Scholarship, University of California Berkeley, 2013

Selected Publications

Deng H, Yue JK, Winkler EA, Dhall SS, Manley GT, Tarapore PE. Pediatric firearm-related traumatic brain injury in United States trauma centers. J Neurosurg Peds [Accepted May 28, In Press], 2019.

Yue JK, Cnossen MC, Winkler EA, Deng H, Phelps RRL, Coss N, Sharma S, Robinson CK, Suen CG, Vassar MJ, Schnyer DM, Puccio AM, Yuh EL, Mukherjee P, Valadka AB, Okonkwo DO, Lingsma HF, Manley GT; TRACK-TBI Investigators. Preinjury medical comorbidities are associated with functional impairment and postconcussional symptoms at 3- and 6-months after mild traumatic brain injury: A TRACK-TBI study. Front Neurol 10:343, 2019. 

Deng H, Yue JK, Ordaz A, Suen CG, Sing DC. Elective lumbar fusion in the United States: National trends in inpatient complications and cost from 2002-2014. J Neurosurg Sci [Epub ahead of print], 2019.

Deng H, Yue JK, Winkler EA, Dhall SS, Manley GT, Tarapore PE. Adult firearm-related traumatic brain injury in United States trauma centers. J Neurotrauma 36(2):322-337, 2019.

Yue JK, Winkler EA, Puffer RC, Deng H, Phelps RRL, Wagle Sagar, Morrissey MR, Rivera EJ, Runyon SJ, Vassar MJ, Taylor SR, Cnossen MC, Lingsma HF, Yuh EL, Mukherjee P, Schnyer DM, Puccio AM, Valadka, AB, Okonkwo DO, Manley GT; TRACK-TBI Investigators. Temporal lobe contusions on computed tomography are associated with impaired 6-month functional recovery after mild traumatic brain injury: a TRACK-TBI study. Neurol Res 40(11):972-98, 2018.

Wang DD, Deng H, Hervey-Jumper SL, Chang EF, Berger MS. Seizure outcome after surgical resection of insular glioma. Neurosurgery 83(4):709-71, 2018.

Deng H, Ordaz A, Upadhyayula PS, Buck EG, Suen CG, Melhado CG, Mohammed N, Lam T, Yue JK. Apolipoprotein E epsilon 4 genotype, mild traumatic brain injury, and the development of chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Medical Sciences 6(3):78, 2018.

Rolston JD, Deng H, Wang DD, Englot DJ, Chang EF. Multiple Subpial Transections for Medically Refractory Epilepsy: Analysis of Disaggregated Patient-Level Data. Neurosurgery 82(5):613-620, 2018.

Yue JK, Winkler EA, Sharma S, Vassar MJ, Ratcliff JJ, Korley FK, Seabury SA, Ferguson AR, Lingsma HF, Deng H, Meeuws S, Adeoye OM, Rick JW, Robinson CK, Duarte SM, Yuh EL, Mukherjee P, Dikmen SS, McAllister TW, Diaz-Arrastia R, Gordon WA, Valadka AB, Okonkwo DO, Manley GT; TRACK-TBI Investigators. Temporal profile of care following mild traumatic brain injury: Predictors of hospital admission, follow-up referral and six-month outcome. Brain Inj 31(13-14):1820-1829, 2017.

Yue JK, Robinson CK, Burke JF, Winkler EA, Deng H, Ferguson AR, McAllister TW, Rosand J, Burchard EG, Lingsma HF, Sorani MD, Sharma S, Nielson JL, Satris GG, Talbott JF, Tarapore PE, Korley FK, Wang KKW, Yuh EL, Mukherjee P, Diaz-Arrastia R, Valadka AB, Okonkwo DO, Manley GT; TRACK-TBI Investigators. Apolipoprotein E epsilon 4 (APOE-ε4) genotype is associated with decreased six-month verbal memory performance after mild traumatic brain injury. Brain Behav 7(9):e00791, 2017.

Deng H, Yue JK, Upadhyayula PS, Burke JF, Suen CG, Chan AK, Winkler EA, Dhall SS. Odontoid fractures in the octogenarian: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Neurosurg Sci 60(4):543-55, 2016.