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Marlan Hansen, MD


"The thing I like most about my job is when we see something new, something that is novel, something you are doing maybe for the first time, and then you see that it works out really well." — Marlan Hansen



Services and Clinics

Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center Cancers Treated


Adult Specialties

  • Neurotology
  • Otolaryngology

Pediatric Specialties

  • Neurotology

Special Procedures and Treatments

  • BAHA (brain-anchored hearing aid)
  • Cochlear implant

Diseases and Conditions

  • Acoustic neuroma
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Facial paralysis
  • Hearing loss
  • Meniere's disease


200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242



  • American Board of Otolaryngology
  • American Board of Otolaryngology (Neurotology)
  • Federal Drug Enforcement Agency
  • National Board of Medical Examiners


  • MD, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago
  • BS, Microbiology, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah


  • Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Otolaryngology, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa


Neurotology, House Ear Clinic and Institute, Los Angeles

Cancer Research Member

Cancer Research Program

Program 1: Cancer Genes and Pathways (CGP)

Cancer Center Membership Status

Affiliate Member

Cancer Department

  • Otolaryngology
  • Neurosurgery


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Overall Rating

4.61 out of 5 (1053 ratings)