Dale Han, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Oncology)

Physician Biography

Dale Han, MD, FACS 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 Board Certified in surgery and in complex general surgical oncology. 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.

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.

Patient Care

Accepts new patients? Yes
Patient Type: Adult
Referrals: From patients or physicians

Patient Care Organizations

Surgery: Surgical Oncology

Yale Cancer Center: Melanoma Program | Sarcoma Program

Yale Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Surgery, General AB of Surgery (2011)

  • Surgical Oncology AB of Surgery (2015)

Clinical Trials

Conditions Study Title
Melanoma, skin A Pilot Study Using Short-Term Cultured Anti-Tumor Autologous Lymphocytes Following a Lymphocyte Depleting Regimen in Metastatic Melanoma

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Contact Info

Dale Han, MD, FACS
Patient Care Location
Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven
35 Park Street

New Haven, CT 06511
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Mailing Address
Surgical Oncology330 Cedar Street, FMB 130
PO Box 208062

New Haven, CT 06520-8062

Curriculum Vitae