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Joseph K. Han, MD, FARS, FAAOA

Otolaryngology

Joseph Han, MD, is the Chief for the Division of Rhinology & Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Surgery, as well as the Chief for the Division of Allergy. Dr. Han holds a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Washington, a Medical Degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania, and completed an Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin and completed a fellowship in Rhinology at Oregon Health Sciences University.

Dr. Han has received numerous awards including Best Doctors of America and Top Doctors by US News & Report. Dr. Joseph Han is a national and international leader in rhinology, allergy, and endoscopic skull base surgery. He is currently the President for the American Rhinologic Society. He was the President for the Virginia Society of Otolaryngology, President of the Tidewater Otolaryngology & Ophthalmology Society, President of the Korean American Otolaryngology Society, and Chair of the Rhinology and Paranasal Sinus Committee within the American Academy of Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery. He is the Chair for the Rhinitis, Rhinosinusitis, and Ocular Allergy Committee for the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.

Han was an Associate Editor for two scientific journals and is currently on the Editorial Board for the International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology. Dr. Han is currently a guest examiner for the American Board of Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Han is the Editor for the book Practical Medical and Surgical Management of Chronic Rhinosinusitis and Rhinology Section Editor for the Ballenger’s Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. He was involved in the Guideline Task Force. He has over 100 scientific publications, over 175 national and international scientific presentations, and over 150 guest lectureships.

Han is very active in both basic science research as well as clinical research studies. His thesis was on subclassification of CRS, which is endotyping and phenotyping CRS. He has been awarded NIH funding for the study of chronic sinusitis and has been the lead investigators for several multi-national, multi-institutional, prospective clinical trials on chronic sinusitis and nasal polyposis including the use of biologics for nasal polyps. His clinical interests include allergies, nasal obstruction, sinusitis, cerebrospinal fluid leakage, and nasal/skull base tumors. In fact, he was one of the pioneers for endoscopic skull base surgery.


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Secondary Specialty

Allergy and Sinus

Clinical Interests and Skills

Allergic Fungal Sinusitis
Allergic Rhinitis
Aspirin Desensitization
Aspirin Triad (Aspirin Exacerbated Respiratory Disease)
Chronic Sinusitis
CSF Leak
Diseases of the Nose and Sinuses
Endoscopic Dacrocystorhinostomy
Endoscopic Orbital Decompression
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Pituitary Tumors
Sinonasal Tumors and Cancers
Skull Base Tumors
Subcutaneous Immunotherapy
Sublingual Immunotherapy

Title

Professor

Research Interests

Medical Education

Medical College of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Residency

Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Fellowship

Oregon Health and Science University (Rhinology/Allergy/Endoscopic Sinus Surgery)
Portland, OR

Board Certification

American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Additional Certifications

Affiliation