Lisbet Hanson, MD FACOG
Lisbet Hanson, MD, FACOG has been practicing Obstetrics and Gynecology in Virginia Beach for over 20 years. As an OBGYN in Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Chesapeake for the past several years, she has concentrated exclusively on the practice of Gynecology. Dr. Hanson’s special interests lie in minimally invasive surgical treatment for gynecologic disorders, but she provides comprehensive GYN care including contraceptive and hormonal therapy, preconception health counseling, and both medical and surgical treatment for such issues as chronic pelvic pain, endometriosis, abnormal uterine bleeding, and pelvic floor dysfunction. More recently she spear headed Virginia Beach OBGYN’s development of the Adolescent Gynecology and IV Office Sedation Programs. She is a certified da Vinci robotic surgeon.
Originally from Vermont, Dr. Hanson has enjoyed living in Europe, Canada and the US in pursuit of her first career as a professional ballet dancer. She received her BA from the University of Vermont and went on to get her MD at the College of Medicine at the same institution. In 1982, Dr. Hanson moved to Hampton Roads and completed her specialty training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Eastern Virginia Medical School. She is currently on the Community Faculty of the EVMS OBGYN Department.
In her free time, Dr. Hanson and her husband enjoy watersports, including sailing both locally and internationally. She has two children–now young, independent adults. Dance continues to be a vital part of her life and Dr. Hanson enjoys sharing her talent and expertise with dance students and arts organizations locally. She is a founding member of the Board of TRDance, a local professional dance company. She is an active member of her church, starting a liturgical dance ministry and more recently, helping to develop medical programs for a twin parish in Haiti. She has been Team Leader for the International Society of Ultrasound in OBGYN training programs directed to physicians and nurse midwives in Haiti and Somaliland as well as part of a team providing training in Ghana. When not busy with these commitments, Dr. Hanson enjoys Pilates, Yoga, and “learning something new.”
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