Joon H. Uhm, M.D.

  1. Neurologist

Departments

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English

Joon H. Uhm, M.D., is division chair of Neuro-Oncology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, as well as enterprise director of Neuro-Oncology for all three sites of Mayo Clinic (Minnesota, Arizona and Florida). Both his leadership and clinical roles focus on one singular objective — to bring to the patient the best, state-of-the-art treatments in neuro-oncology.

His areas of expertise and interest include:

  • Care of patients afflicted with tumors of the brain and spine
  • Care of patients experiencing complications of chemotherapy and radiation
  • Clinical trials to evaluate promising new drugs and approaches in neuro-oncology
  • Optimizing quality of life for his patients by integrating his experiences as a neurologist and oncologist
  • Organization of team-based care in neuro-oncology across all three Mayo Clinic sites

In addition to his clinical and leadership activities, Dr. Uhm is active in research and education, providing mentorship to residents and fellows so as to train the future generation of the best and brightest neuro-oncologists. In this regard, he serves as the director of the Neuro-Oncology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic. His expertise is sought after by many academic centers as a visiting speaker and also by scientific societies in which he serves in leadership roles.

  1. Brain metastases
  2. Brain tumor
  • Brain tumors (primary and metastatic)
  • General neurology

Rochester, Minnesota

  1. 1999
    Fellow - Neuro-OncologyUniversity of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  2. 1996
    Resident - Neurology; Chief Resident 1995-1996Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University
  3. 1993
    Internship - Internal MedicineMontreal General Hospital
  4. 1992
    MDCM - MedicineMcGill University
  5. 1987
    BSc - Microbiology & ImmunologyUniversity of British Columbia

Certifications

  1. 1996
    NeurologyRoyal College of Physicians & Surgeons Canada

Awards and honors

  1. 2012
    Outsdanding Educator (Medicine)Internal Medicine Residency, Department of Internal Medicine
  2. 2012
    Faculty Service Recognition AwardNeurology, Department of Neurology
  3. 2009
    Medical Professional of the YearDickinson County Relay for Life, American Cancer Society
  4. 2009
    Karis Award for excellence in patient careMayo Clinic in Rochester
  5. 2003
    Outstanding Teaching AwardMayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  6. 2003
    Distinguished Scientist AwardSontag Foundation
  7. 2002
    Outstanding Teaching AwardMayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  8. 2001
    Translational Research AwardSontag Foundation & American Brain Tumor Association
  9. 1999
    S. Weir Mitchell AwardAmerican Academy of Neurology
  10. 1999
    Fellows Research AwardUniversity of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  11. 1998
    Clinical Trainees Research AwardUniversity of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  12. 1997
    The Founders AwardAmerican Academy of Neurology
  13. 1997
    Clinician-Scientist Award (Career development award)The Medical Research Council of Canada
  14. 1996
    Award for Excellence in Resident ResearchMedical Research Council/ Canadian Society for Clinical Investigation (MRC/CSCI)
  15. 1996
    The Penfield-McNaughton Award in NeurologyMcGill University & Montreal Neurological Institute
  16. 1995
    Andre Barbeau Memorial prize for Neuroscience ResearchCanadian Neurological Society
  17. 1995
    The Killam Award for Neuroscience ResearchMontreal Neurological Institute & McGill University
  18. 1991
    Medical Student Research ScholarshipMedical Research Council of Canada
  19. 1990
    Medical Student Research ScholarshipMedical Research Council of Canada
  20. 1990
    Appleton & Lange/Award from Outstanding Medical StudentSchool of Medicine, McGill University
  21. 1990
    Ciba-Geigy/Award for Outstanding Medical Student ResearchMcGill University Medical School
  22. 1990
    Medical Student Research ScholarshipFonds de la Recherche en Sante du Quebec (FRSQ)
  23. 1990
    Prize for Best Research ProposalFonds de la Recherche en Sante du Quebec (FRSQ)
  24. 1989
    Medical Student National Exchange AwardMedical Research Council of Canada
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Professional memberships

  1. 2012
    ChairASCO Cancer Education Committee, American Society of Clinical Oncology
  2. 2012
    Program Committee RepresentativeScientific Program Committee, American Society of Clinical Oncology
  3. 2010 - 2013
    MemberAnnual Meeting and Education Committee, American Academy of Neurology
  4. 2010 - 2013
    MemberASCO Cancer Education Committee, American Society of Clinical Oncology
  5. 2009 - 2011
    Active MemberInstitutional Review Board, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  6. 2009 - present
    External AdvisorBrain Tumor Trials Collaborative
  7. 2008 - 2009
    Active MemberHIPC Oversight Group, Mayo Integrated Clinical Systems Subcommittee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  8. 2007
    Program Committee RepresentativeScientific Program Committee, American Society of Clinical Oncology
  9. 2007
    ChairASCO Cancer Education Committee, American Society of Clinical Oncology
  10. 2006 - 2009
    Active MemberCNS Primary Brain Tumor Project Task Force, Clinical Practice Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  11. 2005 - 2008
    MemberASCO Cancer Education Committee, American Society of Clinical Oncology
  12. 2005 - present
    MemberNational Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
  13. 2005 - present
    MemberExpert Review Panel, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
  14. 2003 - 2008
    MemberAlliance Awards Subcommittee, American Academy of Neurology
  15. 2002 - 2009
    Section HeadSection of Neuro-Oncology, Department of Neurology
  16. 2002 - 2009
    MemberResearch Committee, Department of Neurology
  17. 2002 - present
    MemberNeurology Residency Recruitment Committee, Department of Neurology
  18. 1999 - present
    MemberNorth Central Cancer Treatment Group
  19. 1998 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology
  20. 1997 - present
    MemberSociety for Neuro-Oncology
  21. 1996 - present
    MemberRoyal College of Physicians of Canada
  22. 1995 - present
    MemberCanadian Neurological Society
  23. 1994 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Neurology
  24. 1994 - present
    MemberAmerican Association for Cancer Research
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