Moonjoo Han, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Moonjoo Han, M.D.

Assistant Professor

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Pediatric Critical Care



Locations and Contact

Additional Numbers

Physician Referrals

800-UCD-4-KIDS (800-823-4543

Clinical Interests

Dr. Han is a pediatric intensivist who cares for children critically ill with various conditions such as traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, pediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome, congenital heart disease, shock, and malignancy. She has special clinical interest in improving recognition, management, and clinical outcomes of sepsis in pediatric patients. 

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Han's research focuses on understanding the host-pathogen relationship in pediatric sepsis, with the goal of identifying modifiable risk factors and treatments to improve clinical outcomes. 


Fetal Care and Treatment Center
Pediatric Critical Care

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Undergraduate School

B.A., Biology, Williams College, Williamstown MA 2003

Medical School

M.D., University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark NJ 2011


Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA 2011-2012


Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA 2011-2015


Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA 2015-2018

Rousseau A, Nutt CL, Betensky RA, Iafrate AJ, Han M, Ligon KL, Rowitch DH, Louis DN. Expression of oligodendroglial and astrocytic lineage markers in diffuse gliomas: use of YKL-40, ApoE, ASCL1, and NKX2-2. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2006 Dec;65(12):1149-56. doi:10.1097/01.jnen.0000248543.90304.2b. PMID:17146289.

Rivera MN, Kim WJ, Wells J, Driscoll DR, Brannigan BW, Han M, Kim JC, Feinberg AP, Gerald WL, Vargas SO, Chin L, Iafrate AJ, Bell DW, Haber DA. An X chromosome gene, WTX, is commonly inactivated in Wilms tumor. Science. 2007 Feb 2;315(5812):642-5. doi:10.1126/science.1137509. Epub 2007 Jan 4. PMID:17204608.

Finberg KE, Sequist LV, Joshi VA, Muzikansky A, Miller JM, Han M, Beheshti J, Chirieac LR, Mark EJ, Iafrate AJ. Mucinous differentiation correlates with absence of EGFR mutation and presence of KRAS mutation in lung adenocarcinomas with bronchioloalveolar features. J Mol Diagn. 2007 Jul;9(3):320-6. doi:10.2353/jmoldx.2007.060182. PMID:17591931.

Han M, Rivera MN, Batten JM, Haber DA, Dal Cin P, Iafrate AJ. Wilms' tumor with an apparently balanced translocation t(X;18) resulting in deletion of the WTX gene. Genes Chromosomes Cancer. 2007 Oct;46(10):909-13. doi:10.1002/gcc.20476. PMID:17620295.

Sequist LV, Martins RG, Spigel D, Grunberg SM, Spira A, Jänne PA, Joshi VA, McCollum D, Evans TL, Muzikansky A, Kuhlmann GL, Han M, Goldberg JS, Settleman J, Iafrate AJ, Engelman JA, Haber DA, Johnson BE, Lynch TJ. First-line gefitinib in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer harboring somatic EGFR mutations. J Clin Oncol. 2008 May 20;26(15):2442-9. doi:10.1200/JCO.2007.14.8494. Epub 2008 May 5. Erratum in: J Clin Oncol. 2008 Jul 10;26(20):3472. PMID:18458038.

Akhavanfard S, Vargas SO, Han M, Nitta M, Chang CB, Le LP, Fazlollahi L, Nguyen Q, Ma Y, Cosper A, Dias-Santagata D, Han JY, Bergethon K, Borger DR, Ellisen LW, Pomeroy SL, Haber DA, Iafrate AJ, Rivera MN. Inactivation of the tumor suppressor WTX in a subset of pediatric tumors. Genes Chromosomes Cancer. 2014 Jan;53(1):67-77. doi:10.1002/gcc.22118. Epub 2013 Nov 5. PMID:24249259.

Han M, Fitzgerald JC, Balamuth F, Keele L, Alpern ER, Lavelle J, Chilutti M, Grundmeier RW, Nadkarni VM, Thomas NJ, Weiss SL. Association of Delayed Antimicrobial Therapy with One-Year Mortality in Pediatric Sepsis. Shock. 2017 Jul;48(1):29-35. doi:10.1097/SHK.0000000000000833. PMID:28114166.