Dale Han MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Oncology)

Biographical Info

Dale Han, MD earned his undergraduate and medical degrees through the Scholars for Medicine combined medical program at SUNY at Stony Brook. He completed his general surgery residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and is a Board Certified surgeon. He subsequently completed a surgical oncology fellowship at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Han also completed post-doctoral research fellowships in surgical oncology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and at the Moffitt Cancer Center. During his research fellowships, Dr. Han looked at ways to improve response rates to isolated limb perfusion therapy in a melanoma xenograft model, examined the molecular pathways utilized by melanoma cells to gain resistance to BRAF-directed therapy and studied the clinical outcomes of patients with melanomas, sarcomas and endocrine tumors. His research, particularly in the field of melanoma, has led to publications in prominent oncology journals such as the Journal of Clinical Oncology and the Annals of Surgical Oncology and has led to several awards, most recently the Trainee Award for Outstanding Presentation at the 2013 Joint International Oncology Congress.

Dr. Han specializes in melanomas and soft tissue tumors. He is committed to improving outcomes for patients diagnosed with these cancers and is dedicated to advancing both the surgical management and multi-modality treatment of these tumors. Dr. Han’s research interests include clinical outcomes and gene expression profiling to determine prognostic and predictive biomarkers correlated with disease progression, treatment response and survival in patients diagnosed with melanoma and sarcoma.


Education & Training

B.S.
SUNY at Stony Brook (1998)
M.D.
SUNY at Stony Brook School of Medicine (2003)
Residency
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Surgery (2003 - 2010)
Research Fellow
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Surgical Oncology (2006 - 2008)
Clinical Fellow
Moffitt Cancer Center, Surgical Oncology (2010 - 2012)
Research Fellow
Moffitt Cancer Center, Surgical Oncology (2012 - 2013)
Board Certification
, Surgery
Board Certification
Surgery, Board Certified  (2011)
Board Certification
Surgical Oncology, Board Eligible 

Honors & Recognition

  • Trainee Award for Outstanding Presentation
    Joint International Oncology Congress (2013)
  • Outstanding Oral Presentation in Clinical Science
    Moffitt Cancer Center (2012)
  • Third Place in Philadelphia Academy of Surgery Paper Competition
    Philadelphia Academy of Surgery (2008)
  • Marvin Kuschner Award for Academic and Clinical Excellence
    SUNY at Stony Brook School of Medicine (2003)
  • Merck Book Award
    SUNY at Stony Brook School of Medicine (2003)
  • National Dean’s List
    SUNY at Stony Brook School of Medicine (2002)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
    SUNY at Stony Brook School of Medicine (2002)
  • Ward Melville Valedictorian Award
    SUNY at Stony Brook (1998)
  • Summa Cum Laude with Research Honors in Biochemistry
    SUNY at Stony Brook (1998)
  • National Dean’s List
    SUNY at Stony Brook School of Medicine (2001)
  • Phi Beta Kappa
    SUNY at Stony Brook (1997)
  • KPMG Peat Marwick Scholars Award
    SUNY at Stony Brook (1996)
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Research Fellow
    SUNY at Stony Brook (1995)
  • Honors College
    SUNY at Stony Brook (1994)
  • Scholars for Medicine (combined B.S./B.A.–M.D. program)
    SUNY at Stony Brook (1994)

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