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Joy Hanson, MD, MPH




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Joy Hanson

About Joy Hanson, MD, MPH

Joy Hanson, MD, MPH joined The Iowa Clinic because of the excellent collaboration between primary care physicians and specialists. A native of Cedar Falls, Dr. Hanson is very excited to be back in Iowa after completing her Pediatrics training at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis and then working in the greater St. Louis area. She received her medical degree from the University of Iowa where she also completed her Master’s Degree in Public Health and was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Dr. Hanson loves pediatrics because it allows her to take care of children from birth to young adulthood and build lasting relationships with families.

Outside of work, she enjoys running, hiking, reading, watching Kansas basketball and being a mom. She has previously been involved in advocacy groups and plans to continue that work at the Iowa Clinic.


Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics


Saint Louis University, Pediatrics

Medical Degree

University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Graduate Degree

University of Iowa 

Undergraduate Degree

Wartburg College

Areas of Medical Expertise

Clinical Interests

  • Public Health
  • Vaccinations
  • Adolescent Health
Primary Location

Pediatrics - West Des Moines

Located within: The Iowa Clinic - West Des Moines Campus

5950 University Avenue
2nd Floor
West Des Moines, IA 50266

Hanson, Joy

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