About Dr. Todd Hanna
Todd Hanna is a double board certified, dual-degree (MD, DDS) Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon and a Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgeon. He is double-fellowship trained in Head & Neck Oncologic Surgery, and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery of the face, head, neck, and jaws. He maintains a private office in Midtown Manhattan, and a faculty appointment at the NY Head & Neck Institute at Lenox Hill Hospital, Northwell Health System (formerly North Shore-LIJ) within the Department of Head & Neck Surgery.
Dr. Hanna was born in New York City, where he attended primary and secondary school. He graduated from New York University with a Bachelor of Arts in 2002 taking a pre-med curriculum and studying sculpture in Florence, Italy. Afterwards, he performed clinical research at Bellevue Hospital/NYU with the Department of Pathology.
He then graduated at the top of his class from both NYU College of Dentistry and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine (UAB). He was inducted into the Omega Kappa Upsilon Honor Society and won two Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society awards. While at NYU he served as vice president, tutored classmates, and had the highest national board exam score in his class and in the 99th percentile nation-wide.
Dr. Hanna was accepted into the prestigious 6-year Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, regarded as one of the best in the nation. Here he learned full-scope face and jaw surgery with emphasis on orthognathic, cosmetic, and reconstructive surgery. During this time he completed a 1-year general surgery internship. He won the clinical performance award as an intern and served as chief resident in his final year.
He then completed the fellowship for Maxillofacial-Head & Neck Oncology & Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Maryland/Shock Trauma Hospital in Baltimore. Here he was trained in reconstruction of the face, head, neck, and jaws with free tissue transplant surgery for tumor and trauma related defects, as well as treating cancer of these regions.
Dr. Hanna then received a rare opportunity for a second fellowship in Head & Neck Surgical Oncology with the Department of Otolaryngology (ENT) at the NY Head & Neck Institute, Northwell Health-Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan. Here he was trained in full-scope head & neck surgery including minimally invasive thyroid/parathyroid, melanoma, robotic surgery, tonsil cancer, and facial reconstruction. Dr. Hanna is likely the only surgeon in the nation to have this combination of training.
During his training, Dr. Hanna was directly mentored by past and current presidents of the American Head & Neck Society, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, American Skull Base Society, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, and American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Hanna is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a Candidate Fellow of the American Head & Neck Society.
He has authored publications in peer-reviewed journals on facial reconstruction, tongue reconstruction, oral cancer, head & neck cancer, microvascular surgery, fibula free flap jaw reconstruction, facelift and cosmetic surgery, dog-bites, and lip augmentation. He has participated in medical outreach programs to third world nations, as well as underserved American communities.
Dr. Hanna values communication and compassion, and possesses an esthetic sense. He lives in Manhattan, where he enjoys spending time with his family and follows Formula 1 racing.