Ernest Soyoung Han, M.D., Ph.D., recently joined City of Hope as a surgical oncologist with the Division of Gynecologic Oncology. He most recently worked at University of California, Irvine (UCI) Medical Center, where he was a clinical instructor and gynecologic oncology fellow.
Han’s research and clinical interests include targeted therapies for ovarian cancer, mechanisms of chemotherapy resistance in ovarian cancer, and biomarkers to predict response to targeted therapies.
“I am excited to be a part of an organization committed to cancer treatment and research as well as the development of novel cancer therapeutics,” said Han. “I am particularly excited about City of Hope’s commitment to minimally invasive and robotic therapies and hope to continue to expand these techniques for the treatment of women’s cancers.”
|Ernest Soyoung Han (Photo courtesy of Ernest Han)|
In 2007, Han was named a top 100 reviewer for American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He also has been honored for his work with students: He twice received the Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award at Brown University Medical School, and also won the Excellence-in-Teaching Award from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Women and Infants’ Hospital, affiliated with Brown University Medical School. Han received an Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics Scholars Program Award in 2003, as well.
In addition to his membership in the American Medical Association, Han is an associate member of the American Society of Clinical Oncologists and a full member of the American Association for Cancer Research. He also is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a fellow-in-training member of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists.
Han earned his bachelor’s degree in molecular and cellular biology from the University of California, Berkeley. He received both his Doctor of Philosophy degree in cell physiology and molecular biophysics and his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.