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David Hall McConnell Professorship in Urology

School of Medicine

Established in 1973 by H.P. John and Dorys McConnell Duberg in memory of her father

McconnellDavidDAVID HALL McCONNELL (right), Mrs. Duberg’s father, was founder of the Avon Corporation. H.P. JOHN DUBERG (pictured below) and his wife, DORYS McCONNELL DUBERG, in addition to establishing this professorship, endowed fellowships at the Brady Urological Institute, made possible the renovation of the Marburg Building in order to provide for relocation of the institute, and contributed generously and frequently toward the purchase of much-needed laboratory equipment.

DubergJohnBoth Admiral and Mrs. Duberg were patients of Dr. W.W. Scott, whose diagnosis and care they credited with having saved their lives. When Mrs. Duberg died, Admiral Duberg established the Dorys McConnell Duberg Trust in her memory. He died in 1990. This trust and continued generosity from Admiral Duberg have provided essential support for the research mission of the Brady Urological Institute. Mrs. Duberg’s son, JOHN B. FAILE, also contributed to this endowment.

Held by Misop Han

HanMisopDr. MISOP HAN is professor of urology and oncology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Han is a board-certified urologist whose main clinical focus is in urological oncology with a special emphasis on prostate and kidney cancers. When meeting with a patient, Dr. Han carefully reviews the patient’s individual situation to determine with the patient the best approach to treatment.

Dr. Han received his undergraduate and medical degrees at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. After an internship in surgery and residencies in surgery and urology, also at Johns Hopkins, he worked as an Assistant Professor of Urology at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University and as a urologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. While there, he headed Northwestern University’s clinical database for prostate cancer research. In 2006, he joined the Johns Hopkins faculty.

At Johns Hopkins Hospital, Dr. Han is actively involved in researching what happens to men following surgery for prostate cancer.  He has published extensively in these subjects. Click here for his publications.  Click here for the outcome of radical prostatectomy and prediction modeling (Han Tables). Dr. Han’s research and clinical trials also involve urologic robotics for image-guided surgery.

Dr. Han has received international and national recognition for his research involving the outcomes of surgeries for patients with prostate cancer. He is a member of the American Urological Association and the American Medical Association, and is certified by the American Board of Urologists.