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Jason J. Han MD
Cardiac Surgery Direct Resident

 
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Department of Surgery
4 Maloney
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Jason.Han@uphs.upenn.edu

 

Jason is a first year integrated cardiac surgery resident. He received his bachelors degree in Neuroscience at Columbia University and attended the Perelman School of Medicine. He is a writer for the healthcare section of the Philadelphia Inquirer, and is interested in clinical ethics and narrative medicine. He plans to pursue a career in academic cardiac surgery.

 

 
Appointments
2017 - present Assistant Instructor in Surgery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Education/Training
2017 - present Cardiac I-6 Surgery Residency, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
 
2013 - 2017 Perelman School of Medicine
 
2008 - 2012 Columbia University
 
 


 
 
Memberships/Societies
2016 - 2017 ISHLT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Research
2013 - present Research Student – Translational & Clinical Heart Failure Research
Perelman School of Medicine, PI – Pavan Atluri MD
 
2012 - 2013 Clinical Research Assistant - Mechanical Circulatory Support
Columbia University Medical Center, PI – Ulrich Jorde MD Nir Uriel MD
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
Publications
Research Peer-Reviewed
  1. J Fried*; J Han*; Y Naka; UP Jorde; N Uriel: Myocardial Infarction Following Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation: Clinical Course, Role of Aortic Root Thrombus, and Outcomes. Journal of Heart Lung Transplant 2013.
  2. Uriel N*, Han J*, Morrison KA, Nahumi N, Yuzefpolskaya M, Garan AR, Duong J, Colombo PC, Takayama H, Thomas S, Naka Y, Jorde UP: Device Thrombosis in Heartmate II Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices: A Multifactorial Phenomenon. Journal of Heart Lung Transplant 2013.
  3. Atluri P, Miller J, Emery R, Hung G, Trubelja A, Cohen J, Lloyd K, Han J, Gaffey A, MacArthur JW, Chen C, Woo JY: Tissue-engineered, hydrogel-based endothelial progenitor cell therapy robustly revascularizes ischemic myocardium and preserves ventricular function. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2014.
  4. Han SY, Lee HJ, Kim J, Han J, Park SY: The Effects of a Psycho-Educational Intervention Program on Family Caregivers’ Understanding about End-of-Life Decisions for Korean Immigrant Elderly with Dementia. Korean Journal of Social Welfare Research 2014.
  5. UP. Jorde, N Uriel, N Nahumi, D Bejar, J Gonzalez-Costello, SS. Thomas, J Han, KA. Morrison, S Jones, S Kodali, RT Hahn, PC. Colombo, H Takayama, and Y Naka. Prevalence, Significance, and Management of Aortic Insufficiency in Continuous Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device Recipients. Circulation Heart Failure 2014.
  6. SS Thomas, M.D., M.Sc.; N Nahumi, B.A.; J Han, B.A.; M Lippel, B.A.; P Colombo, M.D.; M Yuzefpolskaya, M.D.; H Takayama, M.D., Ph.D.; Y Naka, M.D., Ph.D.; N Uriel, M.D. Pre-Operative Mortality Risk Assessment in Patients with Continuous Flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices:  Application of HeartMate II Risk Score. J Heart Lung Transp, 2014.
  7. N Uriel, M.D., N Nahumi, B.A.; PC Colombo, M.D.; M Yuzefpolskaya, M.D.; SW Restaino, M.D.; J Han, B.A.; SS Thomas, M.D.; AR Garan, M.D.; H Takayama, M.D., Ph.D.; D Mancini, M.D.; Y Naka, M.D., Ph.D.; UP Jorde, M.D. Advanced Heart Failure in Patients Infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus:  Is There Equal Access to Care? J Heart Lung Transp, 2014.
  8. N. Nahumi; S. Dizon; S. Thomas; J. Han; M. Yuzefpolskaya; P. Colombo; H. Takayama; Y. Naka; UP. Jorde; N. Uriel. Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy in Patients Infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Transplant Infectious Diseases, 2014.
  9. Renganaden Sooppan M.D.a*, Samantha Paulsen BS, Jason Han B.A.a*, Patrick Dinh a, Ann C. Gaffey M.D. a, Chantel Venkataraman B.A.a, Alen Trubelja B.S.a, George Hung B.S.a, Jordan S. Miller Ph.D.b, Pavan Atluri M.D. Fabrication and In Vivo Perfusion of a Vascularized PDMS Gel with Micro Channels in a Rat Hind Limb Model. Journal for Tissue Engineering, 2015.
  10. Gaffey AC, Phillips EC, Howard J, Hung G, Han J, Emery R, Goldberg L, Acker MA, Wo YJ,  Atluri P. Prior Sternotomy and Ventricular Assist Device Implant Do Not Adversely Impact Survival or Allograft Function Following Heart Transplant. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2015.
  11. Han J, Gaffey AC, Sooppan R, Hung G, Venkaraman CM, Phillips E, Howard JL, Acker MA, Eduardo Rame J, Atluri P. Device Geometry Does Not Predict Pump Thrombosis in HeartMate II Patients. Journal for Heart & Lung Transplantation. International Society for Artificial Organs 2015.
  12. Han J, Sooppan R, Johnson A, Gaffey AC, Phillips E, Howard JL, Eduardo Rame J, Acker MA, Atluri P. BMI does not affect survival and is a reliable independent risk predictor of VAD thrombosis. Circulation J. 2016.
  13. Gaffey A, Chen CW, Chung JJ, Han JJ, Owens A, Acker MA, Atluri P. Extended Distance Cardiac Allograft Can Successfully Be Utilized without Impacting Long-Term Survival. JHLT. In Review.
  14. Gaffey AC, Chen CW, Han JJ, Chung JJ, Phillips E, Wald J, Williams ML, Low DW, Acker MA, Atluri P. Off-Pump Subcostal Exchange of the HeartMate II Left Ventricular Assist Device: A Novel and Improved Approach. EACTS. In Review.
  15. Gaffey AC, Chen CW, Chung JJ, Han JJ, Bermudez CB, Wald J, Atluri P Is There A Difference In Bleeding After Left Ventricular Assist Device Implant: Centrifugal Versus Axial? ASAIO. In Review.
  16. Jason J. Han MD, Jennifer Chung MD, Carol W Chen MD, Ann C Gaffey MD, Christyna Justice RN, BSN, Alyse E Ameer BS, J .Eduardo Rame MD, Christian Bermudez MD, Michael A. Acker MD, Pavan Atluri MD. Different clinical course and complications in INTERMACS 1 patients managed with or without ECMO. ASAIO. In Review/
Abstracts Peer-Reviewed
  1. N Uriel MD, SW Pak MD, KA Morrison BA, AR Garan MD, J Han, BA, PC Colombo MD, M Yuzefpolskya MD, SW Restaino MD, H Takayama MD, Y Naka MD, PhD, A Einstein MD, Ph.D, UP Jorde MD. Exposure to Ionized Medical Radiation after Heart Transplant is Associated with Higher Risk for Malignancies. American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2012. November 5, 2012.
  2. J. Han, N. Nahumi, M. Yuzefpolskaya, R. Te-Frey, A.R. Garan, M. F.R. Torres, H. Takayama, P.C. Colombo, Y. Naka, U.P. Jorde, N. Uriel. Home INR Monitoring: Does It Help Reduce the Chance of Re-Admission for LVAD Patients? International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation 33rd Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions. April 22, 2013.
  3. N. Uriel, J. Han, N. Nahumi, P.C. Colombo, S.S. Thomas, A.R. Garan, M. Yuzefpolskaya, F. Latif, S.W. Restaino, H. Takayama, Y. Naka, U.P. Jorde. Long-Term Outcomes for LVAD Patients Who Underwent Speed Optimization Using Pre-Discharge Ramp Test. International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation 33rd Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions. April 22, 2013.
  4. A.R. Garan, J. Han, N. Nahumi, M. Yuzefpolskaya, P. Colombo, W. Whang, J. Morrow, H. Garan, U.P. Jorde, N. Uriel. Catheter Ablation of Ventricular Arrhythmias in Patients Supported by Left Ventricular Assist Device. International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation 33rd Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions. April 22, 2013.
  5. S. Dizon, N. Nahumi, J. Han, M. Yuzefpolskaya, S.W. Restaino, A.R. Garan, P.C. Colombo, H. Takayama, D.M. Mancini, Y. Naka, U.P. Jorde, N. Uriel. Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy in HIV-Infected Patient. International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation 33rd Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions. April 22, 2013.
  6. A.R. Garan, N. Nahumi, J. Han, P. Colombo, M. Yuzefpolskaya, R. Te-Frey, H. Takayama, Y. Naka, N. Uriel, U.P. Jorde. Chronotropic Incompetence May Impact Exercise Capacity in Patients Supported by Left Ventricular Assist Device. International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation 33rd Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions. April 22, 2013.
  7. N. Nahumi, D. Bejar, N. Uriel, S. Thomas, J. Han, A. Garan, M. Yuzefpolskaya, P. Colombo, M. Casenghi,P. Reyfman, T. Ota, H. Takayama, Y. Naka, U. Jorde. Aortic Insufficiency and Clinical Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Aortic Valve Procedures at the Time of Continuous Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation. International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation 33rd Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions. April 22, 2013.
  8. N. Uriel, P.C. Colombo, M. Yuzefpolskaya, S.W. Restaino, N. Nahumi, J. Han, S.S. Thomas, A.R. Garan, H. Takayama, D.M. Mancini, Y. Naka, U.P. Jorde. Advanced Heart Failure Therapy in HIV Positive Patients: Do These Patients Get Equal Treatment? International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation 33rd Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions. April 22, 2013.
  9. D. Bejar, N. Nahumi, N. Uriel, S. Thomas, J. Han, A. Garan, M. Yuzefpolskaya, P. Colombo, M. Casenghi, P. Reyfman, T. Ota, H. Takayama, Y. Naka, U. Jorde. The Prevalence of Aortic Insufficiency in Patients Maintained on Continuous Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device. International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation 33rd Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions. April 22, 2013.
  10. SS Thomas, M.D., M.Sc.; J Han, B.A.; N Nahumi, B.A.; M Lippel, B.A.; P Colombo, M.D.; M Yuzefpolskaya, M.D.; H Takayama, M.D., Ph.D.; Y Naka, M.D., Ph.D.; N Uriel, M.D. Rehospitalization Characteristics in Patients with Continuous Flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices. American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2013.
  11. N. Uriel, N. Nahumi, J. Han, P. Colombo, M. Yuzefposlkaya, S. Thomas, U. Jorde. Prospective Study on the Efficacy of Lovaza (Omega-3) in Improving Heart Failure Patients’ Cardiovascular Function and Quality of Life. American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2013.
  12. S Thomas, J Han, N Nahumi, M Lippel, AR Garan, M Yuzefpolskaya, P Colombo, H Takayama, Y Naka, N Uriel, UP Jorde. Rehospitalization Characteristics in Patients With Continuous Flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices. American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2013.
  13. UP Jorde, N Nahumi, J Han, J Duong, S Lee, KA Morrison, SS Thomas, P Colombo, M Yuzefpolskaya, AR Garan, N Uriel. Prediction of Inotrope Initiation in Patients With Advanced Heart Failure. American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2013.
  14. SS Thomas, M.D., M.Sc.; N Nahumi, B.A.; J Han, B.A.; M Lippel, B.A.; P Colombo, M.D.; M Yuzefpolskaya, M.D.; H Takayama, M.D., Ph.D.; Y Naka, M.D., Ph.D.; N Uriel, M.D. Pre-Operative Mortality Risk Assessment in Patients with Continuous Flow Left  Ventricular Assist Devices:  Application of HeartMate II Risk Score. American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2013.
  15. Gaffey AC, Phillips EC, Howard J, Hung G, Han J, Emery RJ, Goldberg L, Acker MA, Woo YJ, Atluri P. Prior sternotomy and ventricular assist device implant do not adversely impact survival or allograft function following heart transplant. Southern Thoracic Surgical Society Annual Meeting, November 9, 2014.
  16. Gaffey AC, Desai N, Lazar SF, McCarthy FH, Han J, Soopan R, Venkataraman C, McDermott K, Hung G, Wald J, Gutsche J, Acker MA, Atluri P. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation is an effective bridge strategy to rescue cardiovascular collapse for subsequent transplant, ventricular assist device, or recovery. International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation 35th Annual Meeting April 2015.
  17. Sooppan R, Han J, Gaffey AC, Patel P, Hung G, Howard JL, Phillips E, Acker MA, , Eduardo Rame J, Atluri P. Prior Sternotomy Does Not Affect Short and Long-Term Ventricular Assist Device Outcomes. International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation 35th Annual Meeting, April 2015.
  18. Han J, Gaffey AC, Sooppan R, Hung G, Venkaraman CM, Phillips E, Howard JL, Acker MA, Eduardo Rame J, Atluri P. Device Geometry Does Not Predict Pump Thrombosis in HeartMate II Patients. Journal for Heart & Lung Transplantation. April 2015.
  19. *Gaffey AC, Han J, Trubelja A, Chen C, Phillips E, McLean RC, Acker MA, Atluri P. INTERMACS 1: Can They Be Rescued with Left Ventricular Assist Devices or are They Beyond Salvage? 61st Annual American Society for Artificial Internal Organs, June 2015.
  20. Renganaden Sooppan M.D.a*, Samantha Paulsen BS, Jason Han B.A.a*…Jordan S. Miller Ph.D.b, Pavan Atluri M.D. In vivo implantation and perfusion of a gel containing 3D printed internal microvascular networks. Frontiers Journal 2016.
  21. Gaffey AC, Chen CW, Han JJ, Rame JE, Kiernan MS, Chung J, Myers SL, Arabia FA, Kormos RL, Slaughter MS, Naftel DC, Cuccharia AJ, Acker MA, Atluri P. Should aggressive implantation of a temporary RVAD be utilized as a means of recovery for RV function to allow for long-term left ventricular assist device therapy? AHA 2016.
  22. Han J, Chen CW, Chung JJ, Gaffey AC, Justyce C, Rame JE, Acker MA, Atluri P. ECMO Bridge to LVAD therapy is a safe and effective strategy for critically ill patients. ISHLT 2017.
  23. Han J, Kanade R, Chung JJ, Chen CW, Elzayn H, Gaffey AC, Rame JE, Acker MA, Atluri P. Long-term impacts of reducing pulmonary vascular resistance with VAD therapy in bridge-to-transplant patients. ASAIO 2017.
Opinion, News, or Policy Articles, Peer-Reviewed
2017 The Confessions of a new MD – “I second-guess myself all the time”, The Philadelphia Inquirer
 
2017 Why 8 more years of medical training doesn’t faze him, The Philadelphia Inquirer
 
2017 Commencement – AAMC Aspiring Docs Series
 
2017 How can we be more “deliberate” in training surgeons? The American Journal of Surgery
 
2017 Half a world away, he feels his parents’ presence on Match Day, The Philadelphia Inquirer
 
2017 How His Immigrant Experience Shaped a Future Physician, The Philadelphia Inquirer
 
2017 A Procedure Resides in its Ethics: Considering Ethical Behavior in the Operating Room, Fellowship at Auschwitz for the Study of Contemporary Ethics Journal
 
2017 Are we becoming Inaccessible Caregivers? Medical Teacher Journal
 
2017 American should keep its door open to Immigrant Physicians, STAT News
 
2017 The Knowing-Doing Gap in Medical Education, The Journal of Graduate Medical Education
 
2017 How the victim of a medical error learned to face his own mistake, The Philadelphia Inquirer,
 
Awards
2017 Hope Babette Tang Humanism in Healthcare Essay Contest Honorable mention
 
2017 Clyde F. Barker Award for Excellence in Surgical Research
 
2017 AMA Foundation Seed Grant Research Scholarship in Cardiovascular Diseases
 
2017 American Association for Thoracic Surgery “Member for a Day”
 
2016 Joseph Woo Scholarship in Cardiac Surgery Research
 
2016 Fellowship at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics
 
2016 Gold Humanism Honors Society
 
2016 University of Pennsylvania Lipman Family Prize Fellow
 
2015 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship Finalist
 
2015 George W. Householder, III Memorial Prize for Research in Cardiovascular Disease
 
2015 - 2016 Perelman School of Medicine Student Body President
 
2014 American Heart Association Student Scholarship in Cardiovascular Disease
 
2014 Agnew Surgical Society Student Research Scholarship
 
2013 Korean American Medical Association Scholarship
 
2013 - 2015 Perelman School of Medicine Class President
 
2012 Magna cum Laude, Columbia University
 
2012 Winner of national APAMSA premed essay contest
 
2011 - 2012 King’s Crown Gold and Silver Leadership Award
 
2008 - 2012 Dean’s List, Columbia University
 
2008 New Jersey Scholar Athlete
 
2008 Morris County Scholar Athlete

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