Han, Joseph K.



  • Dr. Han is the Chief for the Division of Rhinology and Endoscopic Sinus/Skull Base Surgery at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Han has completed a fellowship in Rhinology and Allergy at Oregon Health Sciences University. 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. He is involved with many national organizations including the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, American Rhinologic Society, and the Guideline Taskforce.

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research overview

  • Dr. Han's main scientific research project evaluates the impact of allergy and asthma on sinusitis from both a NIH funded bench to multinational prospective randomized clinical researchs. He has given many national and international scientific presentations on this topic. His other clinical interest include skull base tumors as well as other skull base pathologies

    In recent years, Dr. Han has focused on phenotype and endotype of chronic sinusitis. Information gained from understanding the condition on a broad and cellular level can contribute to the federal approval of several promising new treatments. His research studies and publications have concentrated on systematic literature reviews, physician initiated translational basic science studies, and multi-institutional randomized clinical studies that provide high level of evidence and outcome data, which can subsequently be used to develop clinical guideline health care policy to improve patient care in a very broad level. He served as the primary investigator or co-investigators in these studies.


preferred title

  • Chief of the Division of Rhinology & Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Surgery and the Division of Allergy

full name

  • Joseph K. Han, MD, FARS, FAAAAI, FAAOA


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