Sydney Hansen, MD

Commitment to Patient-Centered Care

“I strive to help my patients and their support systems through emergencies and critical illness in a way that is respectful, honest, dignified, and aligns with the patient’s wishes to create a personalized treatment plan that fits within their goals. A patient’s values and priorities should always be at the center of the care plan.”

Clinical Expertise

Dr. Hansen has specialized training to care for sick and injured patients both in the Emergency Department and the Medical Intensive Care Unit. She has interests in medical education, research, and advanced resuscitation technology.

Medical School

  • Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA


  • Emergency Medicine, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN, USA


  • Critical Care, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • Emergency Medicine, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Professional Affiliations

  • Hansen, S.J., Prekker, M.E., Mechanical Ventilation and Post-Intubation Sedation, Hemodynamics, and Bundle,  Manual of Airway Management in Critical Care, 1st edition. Wolters Kluwer. Book chapter currently under editor’s review.
  • Prekker ME et al. (Including Hansen SJ); DEVICE Investigators and the Pragmatic Critical Care Research Group. Video versus Direct Laryngoscopy for Tracheal Intubation of Critically Ill Adults. N Engl J Med. 2023 Jun 16.
  • Prekker ME et al. (Including Hansen SJ); DEVICE investigators and the Pragmatic Critical Care Research Group. DirEct versus VIdeo LaryngosCopE (DEVICE): protocol and statistical analysis plan for a randomized clinical trial in critically ill adults undergoing emergency tracheal intubation. BMJ Open. 2023 Jan 13.
  • Hansen SJ, Driver BE, Reardon RF, Cole JB, Klein LR, Miner JR, Gilbertson D, Prekker ME. The Learning Curve for First Attempt Success During Emergency Intubation with the Bougie Versus the Endotracheal Tube and Stylet: a Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Clinical Trial. Manuscript Submitted for Review.
  • Hansen SJ, Rabbitt A. Medical Response to Sex Trafficking in Minors Education Module. Free open access education published module. Integrated into Medical College of Wisconsin medical student and residency clinical curriculum


  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine
  • Board Certified in Emergency Medicine