C. William Hanke, MD

Past president of 13 professional societies, including the AAD, ASDS, Mohs College, and the International Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Dr. C. William Hanke is distinguished as a leader among leaders. Before founding the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana, Dr. Hanke served as Professor of Dermatology, Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Professor of Pathology at Indiana University School of Medicine.

He was the first physician in the United States to be awarded the triple Professorship. He is also one of a select few individuals who has been president of the AAD and honored with the AAD Gold Medal. In addition to the Gold medal he was awarded the Samuel J. Stegman Award and the Frederick E. Mohs medal.

A graduate of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. Hanke completed a residency in the Department of Dermatology at the Cleveland Clinic, and then completed fellowship training at both the Cleveland Clinic (Mohs Micrographic Surgery) and Indiana University School of Medicine (Dermatopathology). He also earned a master’s degree in Epidemiology from the University of Hawaii School of Public Health.

Dr. Hanke has a reputation for excellence in dermatologic surgery, laser, and cosmetic surgery that extends around-the-world. He has lectured to physicians at medical meetings in 25 countries and has performed live surgery in 7 countries. Hanke has made more than 400 contributions to the medical literature including over 100 book chapters and 26 books.