Daniel (Dan) S. Childs, M.D.

  1. Oncologist

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English

Daniel (Dan) S. Childs, M.D., is a medical oncologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. As a clinician and physician investigator, Dr. Childs specializes in the care of patients with genitourinary cancers (including prostate, bladder, kidney, testicular, and certain rarer cancers). He works collaboratively in a large, multidisciplinary team of urologists, radiation oncologists, and nuclear medicine physicians to deliver state-of-the-art cancer care.

To better support and empower his patients, Dr. Childs is also actively involved in scientific research. He has developed a research program that focuses on improving the quality of life and well-being of cancer survivors through: 1) the development of more effective and better tolerated cancer therapies, and 2) improved recognition, understanding, and management of the symptoms that are caused by cancer and/or its treatments. Dr. Childs has a track record of conducting high impact clinical research, which has received national and international recognition. At an early stage in his career, he has developed multiple clinical trials that are opening at institutions around the country. His research has appeared in numerous peer-reviewed publications, and he has written book chapters on the optimal management of supportive care issues. His team's overarching goal is to minimize the troublesome side effects of treatment, which too often limit a person's function, freedom, or detract from quality time that should be enjoyed with friends and family.

Dr. Childs commonly works with oncology fellows, residents, and medical students from the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. During his tenure at Mayo Clinic, he has been recognized with multiple teaching awards.

  1. Cancer survivorship program
  2. Cancer treatment
  1. 2022
    Chief FellowHematology/Oncology, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
  2. 2022
    FellowHematology/Oncology, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 2019
    Chief Medical ResidentInternal Medicine, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
  4. 2018
    ResidentInternal Medicine, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  5. 2015
    MDUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham

Certifications

  1. 2018
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2022
    Merit AwardConquer Cancer Foundation
  2. 2022
    Travel AwardAlliance Cooperative Oncology Group
  3. 2022
    Angela and Anne V. Marinelli Endowed Fellowship Award, for exceptional achievement and promise in clinical practiceMayo Clinic
  4. 2022
    Tow Tan Humanism in Medicine AwardMayo Clinic
  5. 2022
    Outstanding Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Trainee AwardMayo Clinic
  6. 2021
    Top Performing Provider Patient Experience AwardMayo Clinic
  7. 2021
    Fellow in the American College of PhysiciansAmerican College of Physicians
  8. 2021
    Edward C. Rosenow, III, Outstanding Teaching Award for excellence in teaching by a subspecialty fellowMayo Clinic
  9. 2020
    Top Performing Provider Patient Experience AwardMayo Clinic
  10. 2019
    Senior FellowAcademy of Educational Excellence
  11. 2018
    Senior Medical Resident, Educator of the Year Award, Top 10% as Selected by Intern Class Department of Internal Medicine
  12. 2018
    Outstanding Residency Achievement AwardMayo Clinic, Department of Internal Medicine
  13. 2017
    Clinical Vignette FinalistAmerican College of Physician
  14. 2017
    Young AchieverAmerican College of Physicians

Professional memberships

  1. 2022 - present
    MemberMultinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
  2. 2022 - present
    Symptom Intervention Committee MemberAlliance Cancer Cooperative Group
  3. 2021 - 2022
    MemberHematology/Oncology Education Committee, Division of Hematology, Department of Internal Medicine
  4. 2021 - present
    MemberCity of Rochester Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee
  5. 2020 - 2022
    MemberMedicine-Pediatrics Graduate Education Committee
  6. 2019 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Hematology
  7. 2019 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology
  8. 2018
    MemberInternal Medicine Chief Residency Selection Committee
  9. 2018 - 2019
    MemberInternal Medicine Residency Selection Committee, Department of Internal Medicine
  10. 2018 - 2019
    MemberInternal Medicine Clinical Competency Committee
  11. 2018 - 2019
    MemberInternal Medicine Graduate Medical Training Committee, Department of Internal Medicine
  12. 2018 - 2019
    MemberInternal Medicine Residency - Program Evaluation Committee
  13. 2018 - 2019
    MemberDepartment of Medicine Primary Care Clinic Executive Committee
  14. 2018 - 2019
    Department of Medicine Hospital Practice Committee
  15. 2016 - 2022
    MemberResident Credentialing Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  16. 2015 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Physicians
  17. 2014 - 2015
    Foundation AmbassadorAmerican Medical Association
  18. 2014 - 2015
    American Medical Association
  19. 2013 - 2019
    MemberAmerican Medical Association

Publications