Daniel Sangkyu Rhee, M.D., M.P.H.

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  • Director, Pediatric Surgical Oncology Program
  • Associate Professor of Surgery

Specializes in: Adolescents (12-18 years), Children (1-11 years), Infants (up to 1 year)



Chest Wall Tumors, General Surgery, Germ Cell Tumors, Kidney Tumors, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Neonatal Congenital Anomalies, Neonatal Surgery, Neuroblastoma, Pancreatic Auto Islet Transplant, Pancreatitis Surgery, Pectus Excavatum, Pediatric Cancer, Pediatric Oncology Surgery, Pediatric Sarcoma, Pediatric Surgery, Rhabdomyosarcoma, Sarcoma, Thoracic Surgery, Wilms Tumor ...read more

Research Interests

Neuroblastoma; Wilms tumor; sarcoma; germ cell tumors; desmoplastic small round cell tumor, hepatoblastoma; chest wall tumors; surgical outcomes; global surgery ...read more

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

Appointment Phone: 443-997-5437
1800 Orleans Street
The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center Building, Suite 7323
Baltimore, MD 21287
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York – WellSpan

Appointment Phone: 717-812-4390
300 Pine Grove Commons
Suite 300
York, PA 17403
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Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital

1708 W. Rogers Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21209
Phone: 443-997-5437
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Daniel Rhee, M.D., M.P.H., joins the Johns Hopkins Department of Surgery as Assistant Professor of Surgery and Director of the Pediatric Surgical Oncology Program. Dr. Rhee’s areas of clinical expertise include pediatric surgical oncology as well as neonatal and general pediatric surgery. 

Dr. Rhee received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and earned his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He completed his residency in general surgery at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital before completing fellowships at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Pediatric Surgery and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Pediatric Surgical Oncology. 

Dr. Rhee is a member of several professional societies, including the American College of Surgeons, American Pediatric Surgical Association, the Association of Academic Surgeons, the Children’s Oncology Group, and The International Society of Paediatric Surgical Oncology. 

Dr. Rhee’s research interests involve childhood tumors including neuroblastoma, sarcoma, Wilms tumor, hepatoblastoma, pancreatoblastoma, reconstruction for chest wall tumors, germ cell tumors, and desmoplastic small round cell tumors.  His research interests also include use of 3D printing for simulation for surgical training, improving surgical outcomes in pediatric surgery and improving access to surgical care in low and middle-income countries.  

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  • Director, Pediatric Surgical Oncology Program
  • Associate Professor of Surgery
  • Associate Professor of Oncology

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Centers & Institutes



  • MD; The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (2006)


  • General Surgery; Saint Joseph Mercy Health System (2009)
  • General Surgery; Saint Joseph Mercy Health System (2013)


  • Pediatric Surgery; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2011)
  • Pediatric Surgery; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2015)
  • Pediatric Surgical Oncology; Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (2016)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery (Pediatric Surgery) (2016)
  • American Board of Surgery (Surgery) (2013)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Rhee DS, Zhang Y, Papandria DJ, Ortega G, Abdullah F. AHRQ pediatric indicators as a quality metric for surgery in children: Do they predict adverse outcomes? Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2012; 47(1): 107-11.

Rhee DS, Salazar JH, Zhang Y, Yang J, Yang J, Papandria D, Ortega G, Goldin AB, Rangel SJ, Chrouser K, Chang DC, Abdullah F. A novel multispecialty surgical risk score for children. Pediatrics. 2013; 131(3): 829-36.

Culbreath KD, Garcia AV, Leeds IL, Ladd MR, Crawford T, Boss E, Rhee DS. Evaluation of Anemia and Nutritional Status on Children Undergoing Resection of Primary Liver Tumors. J Surg Res. 2018 Dec;232:547-552.

Newman EA, Abdessalam S, Aldrink JH, Austin M, Heaton TE, Bruny J, Ehrlich P, Dasgupta R, Baertschiger RM, Lautz TB, Rhee DS, Langham MR Jr, Malek MM, Meyers RL, Nathan JD, Weil BR, Polites S, Madonna MB. APSA Cancer committee: Update on neuroblastoma. J Pediatr Surg. 2018 Sep 19. pii: S0022-3468(18)30574-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2018.09.004. 

Ladd MR, Garcia AV, Leeds IL, Haney C, Oliva-Hemker MM, Alaish S, Boss E, Rhee DS. Malnutrition increases the risk of 30-day complications after surgery in pediatric patients with Crohn disease. J Pediatr Surg. 2018 Nov;53(11):2336-2345. 

Activities & Honors


  • Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health Housestaff Global Health Travel Grant, 2014
  • Frederick A. Coller Surgical Society Coller Traveling Fellowship for Surgical Residents, 2012
  • University Honors, The University of Michigan, 2002


  • The International Society of Paediatric Surgical Oncology, 2016
  • Children’s Oncology Group, 2016
  • American Pediatric Surgical Association, 2015
  • Association of Academic Surgeons, 2011
  • World Health Organization Global Initiative for Emergency and Essential Surgical Care, 2011
  • American College of Surgeons, 2018
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