JOAN HAN, MD Email JOAN HAN
- SENIOR FACULTY | Pediatrics, Endocrinology and Diabetes
- Pediatric Endocrinology
- Hospital Affiliations
- Mount Sinai Queens
- Mount Sinai Beth Israel
- Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West
- The Mount Sinai Hospital
- Annenberg Building 212-241-6936 212-241-6936
Joan Han, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes in the Jack and Lucy Clark Department of Pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Han earned her undergraduate and medical degrees from Harvard University. She completed her residency in pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center, and pursued further advanced training in a clinical research fellowship at Nemours Children’s Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, and a pediatric endocrinology fellowship at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Prior to joining Mount Sinai, she was Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Pediatric Obesity Program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. She is board certified in General Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology, and Obesity Medicine and has published broadly in these fields.
Dr. Han’s areas of clinical focus are Type 2 diabetes and other disorders associated with obesity and endocrine and metabolic complications associated with brain tumors and brain trauma. Dr. Han also has expertise caring for patients with Alström, Bardet-Biedl, Prader-Willi, ROHHAD, Smith-Magenis, and WAGR/11p deletion syndromes, and patients with leptin pathway disorders, including LEP, LEPR, POMC, PCSK1, MC4R, BDNF, and NTRK2 genetic variants.
Dr. Han’s primary research efforts focus on the neuroendocrine regulation of energy balance and cognitive functioning as well as the genetic, environmental, and behavioral determinants of metabolic health in the general population and in patients with rare genetic disorders associated with obesity and Type 2 diabetes. She is a Pediatric Associate Editor for the International Journal Obesity. She is a member of the Society for Pediatric Research, the Pediatric Endocrine Society, and the Obesity Society, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
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MD, Harvard University
Boston Children's Hospital
Fellowship, Pediatrics - Endocrinology
National Institute of Health
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- Rhythm Pharmaceuticals
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