Joon H. Uhm, M.D.

  1. Neurologist
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My name is Joon Uhm. I am a clinical neuro-oncologist as well as the enterprise subspecialty director for neuro-oncology across the three Mayo Clinic sites. My role here at Mayo Clinic first and foremost is patient care, the best patient care possible for patients who are afflicted with brain and spine cancers. Sometimes the waters are a bit murky, the skies are cloudy, and my job is to make sure that we always have some sort of a direction in the way the patient will be cared for.

I do what I do, because I think it helps people through difficult times. It's a real privilege to be a part of patients and families lives. That's why I do what I do. We will always have your best interests at heart. We do the best that we can with as much compassion as we can.

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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
  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


  1. 1996
    NeurologyRoyal College of Physicians & Surgeons Canada


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