Shawn Dason

Shawn Dason, MD

  • Urology
  • Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Urology

Accepting new patients
4.8 out of 5
  • 162 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 21 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


About Me

As a urologic oncologist, I specialize in surgery for prostate, kidney, testicular, penile, bladder, adrenal, urethral and ureteral cancer. My role is to help patients determine if an operation is needed for their condition and then performing this surgery by open, robotic, laparoscopic or endoscopic techniques.

My approach to cancer care is comprehensive and patient-focused. I prioritize understanding my patients’ main concerns, as this helps me to tailor a treatment plan consistent with these goals. Clear communication is essential, and I strive to ensure that patients and their families fully understand everything about their disease and care plan. Although my primary focus is on surgery, I am always keen to recommend patients another option – like surveillance, radiation and more focal therapies – if I think it will suit them better. I am also a big proponent of a multi-disciplinary approach and work closely with my colleagues from other disciplines to best serve my patients.

In addition to my clinical work, I serve as an assistant professor in the Department of Urology at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, where I conduct research and educate future surgeons. I have received a number of national awards, including a prestigious Research Scholar Award from the American Urological Association for my work on bladder cancer genomics while at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. I have also co-authored numerous peer-reviewed research publications and have presented my findings at international conferences.

I am incredibly fortunate to work at The James because I get to do exactly what I am passionate about, which is to care for patients, teach and conduct research at one of the most advanced cancer centers in the country. I truly consider The James second to none.

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Urologic Surgical Procedures
  • Urogenital Cancers
  • Urology
  • Urologic Diseases
  • Hematuria
  • Robotics
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
  • Prostate Cancers
  • Kidney Cancers
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Testicular Cancers
  • Penile Cancers
  • Ureteral Cancers
  • Urethral Cancers

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario,
9/1/2009 - 5/20/2012


McMaster University Medical Center, Hamilton, Ontario,

7/1/2012 - 6/30/2017


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

7/1/2017 - 6/30/2019

Academic Information

My Department



The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

162 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Kept you informed about your condition and treatment
    4.8 out of 5
  • Amount of time spent with you
    4.7 out of 5
  • Concern for your questions and issues
    4.8 out of 5
  • Skill and knowledge
    4.8 out of 5
  • Overall quality of care
    4.8 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Feb 28, 2022

    Everyone we saw spent a LOT of time with us!

  • Reviewed on Feb 08, 2022

    Dr. Dason explained my options to where I could easily understand them.

  • Reviewed on Jan 26, 2022

    Dr. Dason is top notch. He always makes sure to answer all my questions and discuss my options moving forward. I am glad I switched to Dr. Dason and OSU for my cancer treatments.

  • Reviewed on Jan 16, 2022

    Very patient very well asking and listening to questions

  • Reviewed on Dec 21, 2021

    Dr. Dason was great!!!

  • Reviewed on Dec 21, 2021

    Always in a hurry talking to patient & family as he is walking out the door.

  • Reviewed on Sep 07, 2021

    Dr. Dason was extremely professional & thorough.

  • Reviewed on Aug 03, 2021

    Dr. Dason is really nice & explained everything very well.

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 10/25/2021, Dr. Dason has reported no relationships with companies or entities.