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2003 Sontag Award Recipient

"There is something special about being part of the "Sontag" family, perhaps it is precisely that-it is a family. The Foundation invests not only in the research projects, but in the people who make up this family. We sense a feeling of connection to the "Sontag" drive and commitment and that connection inspires people like me to strive to do better, to do more."

About DSA-Funded Research

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. 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, and optimizing quality of life for his patients by integrating his experiences as a neurologist and oncologist.

Current Appointment(s)
  • Division chair of Neuro-Oncology, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota
  • Enterprise Director of Neuro-Oncology for all three sites of Mayo Clinic (Minnesota, Arizona and Florida)


  • University of British Columbia, B.S., Microbiology, Immunology
  • McGill University, M.D., Medicine
  • Montreal General Hospital, Intern, Internal Medicine
  • Montreal Neurological Institute & McGill University, Residency in Neurology
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center, Fellow, Neuro-Oncology