Katherine Hansen, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in pediatric cardiology, with expertise in exercise cardiology. Dr. Hansen earned her bachelor’s and master's degrees at Stanford University, followed by her medical degree at the University of California, San Diego. She completed her residency in pediatrics at Stanford Children’s Health, followed by a fellowship in pediatric cardiology, also at Stanford Children's Health. Dr. Hansen completed her training with a senior fellowship in exercise cardiology at Boston Children's Hospital.

Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in general pediatrics and pediatric cardiology, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2023.


Medical School
UC San Diego School of Medicine (2016)
Stanford Health Care/Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (2019), Pediatrics
Stanford University Hospital (2022), Pediatric Cardiology
Boston Children's Hospital (2023), Exercise Cardiology


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Flexibility: A Hidden But Trainable Morbidity in Pediatric Patients with Congenital Heart Disease.
Hansen K, Curran T, O'Neill JA, Reynolds L, Gauvreau K, Gauthier N, Pediatr Cardiol 2023 Oct 44 7 1599-1604
Positive mindset and exercise capacity in school-aged children and adolescents with congenital heart disease.
Curran T, Losi R, Pymm J, O'Neill JA, Goveia N, Flanagan A, Jakkam R, Hansen K, Gauvreau K, Gauthier N, Front Pediatr 2023 11 1133255
ehealth technology in cardiac exercise therapeutics for pediatric patients with congenital and acquired heart conditions: a summary of evidence and future directions.
White DA, Layton AM, Curran T, Gauthier N, Orr WB, Ward K, Vernon M, Martinez MN, Rice MC, Hansen K, Prusi M, Hansen JE, Front Cardiovasc Med 2023 10 1155861
Advance Care Planning Preferences for Adolescents With Cardiac Disease.
Hansen K, Edwards LA, Yohannes K, Luong R, Lin A, Long J, Halpern-Felsher B, Cohen H, Kaufman BD, Pediatrics 2022 Feb 149 2
Every child with congenital heart disease should be exercising.
Hansen K, Tierney S, Curr Opin Cardiol 2022 Jan 37 1 91-98
Left Subclavian Artery Isolation with Right Aortic Arch and D-Transposition of the Great Arteries.
Hansen K, Dhillon G, Ma M, Maskatia SA, Su L, Vasanawala S, Punn R, CASE (Phila) 2021 Dec 5 6 392-398