Joseph K. Han

Offers student research opportunities

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.


  • 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.


selected publications

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

recognition and awards

  • 2020- Top Doctors
    2020- Virginia Top Doctor
    2019- Who's Who in America
    2019- Featured Doctor for Hampton Roads Magazine
    2019- America's Most Honored Professionals
    2019- Top Doctors
    2018- Top Doctors
    2018- America's Most Honored Professionals
    2017- American Board of Otolaryngology
    2017- Development of MOC Allergic Rhinitis
    2017- America's Most Honored Professionals
    2017- Top Doctors 5 years
    2017- Top Doctors and Dentist
    2017- Best Doctors of America
    2016- Top Doctor Global Impact
    2016- Honored Professional
    2016- American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Leadership Forum
    2016- Health Care Heroes
    2016- Best Doctors of America
    2015- American Rhinologic Society Clinical Research Award
    2015- Top Doctors by US News & Report
    2015- Interview by Fox News on Disturbance in Smell and Taste
    2015- Top Doctors
    2015- Best Doctors of America
    2015- Interview by Dr. Oz Magazine on Rhinitis Medicamentosa
    2014- Top Doctors
    2014- Best Doctors of America
    2014- Top Doctors by US News & Report
    2013- Patients Choice Award
    2013- Top Doctors by US News & Report
    2013- Top Doctors
    2013- Best Doctors of America
    2012- Top Doctors
    2012- Top Doctors by US News & Report
    2012- Best Doctors of America
    2011- American Academy of Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
    2011- Leadership Externship
    2011- Best Doctors of America
    2011- Top Doctors by US News & Report
    2011- Hampton Roads Super Doctors
    2011- Top Doctors
    2010- Best Doctors of America
    2010- Most Compassionate Doctors
    2010- Teacher of Year Award
    2010- Best Doctors of Hampton Roads
    2010- American Academy of Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery Honor Award
    2010- Who's Who
    2010- American Board of Otolaryngology
    2010- Development of MOC Nasal Drainage
    2009- American Board of Otolaryngology
    2009- Development of MOC Pediatric Cough
    2009- Best Doctors of America
    2009- Most Compassionate Doctors
    2009- University of Virginia School of Nursing School of Nurse Practitioner Preceptor
    2009- Who's Who
    2008- Top 40 under Forty
    2008- Who's Who in Medicine, Research, and Healthcare
    2008- Best Doctors of America
    2007- Best Doctors of America
    2004-2006- University of Virginia Internship Program Mentor
    2004-2005- AAO-HNS Foundation Clinical Scholar Program
    2004-2005- Excellence in Diversity Fellowship
    2004- Who's Who in Medical Sciences Education
    2003- Resident Teaching Award
    2002- International Scientist of the Year
    2001- American's Registry of Outstanding Professionals
    2001- Who's Who
    1997- Department of Health and Human Services, Secretary's Award Semi-finalist
    1996- CIBA-GEIGY Community Service Award 1996
    1992- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Medical Program


Publications in VIVO