Bill Hanson

CMIO, UPenn Health System

C. William Hanson, III, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer and Vice President of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, is an internist, anesthesiologist, and intensivist. Dr. Hanson has extensive experience in medical informatics and was Visiting Professor in the Princeton University Department of Computer Science between 2002 and 2005. Dr. Hanson’s anesthetic specialty is cardiac anesthesia (cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, lung and heart transplantation). His research using “electronic nose” technology to detect diseases such as pneumonia and sinusitis by breath analysis was featured in Scientific American. He published The Edge of Medicine: The Technology That Will Change Our Lives, a non-fiction book profiling innovations in biotechnology that are changing the delivery of medical care and the ways they’re altering the human experience. He also published Smart Medicine: How the Changing Role of Doctors Will Revolutionize Health Care, revealing the revolutionary changes sweeping through the medical community. Dr. Hanson’s research has been featured in publications including Popular Science and U.S. News and World Report. He has been a guest on NPR’s Fresh Air and featured on Discovery Channel documentaries.