Shawn Dason

Shawn Dason, MD

  • Urology
  • Physician

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5
  • 160 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 19 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

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

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

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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.

160 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Reviewed on May 18, 2021

    Dr Dason was very kind to me. he allowed time for me to ask questions.

  • Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

    A+ for Dr. Dason (and his residents) I can't imagine navigating this experience without him and his team of angels.

  • Reviewed on Feb 19, 2021

    Very much enjoy having Dr. Dason as a doctor.

  • Reviewed on Feb 05, 2021

    Dr. Dason was EVERYTHING I hoped to have in attitude and genuine concern for aiming me in the right treatment direction.

  • Reviewed on Dec 21, 2020

    Very nice and informative doctor.

  • Reviewed on Dec 07, 2020

    Very knowledgeable and straightforward. Encouraged questions.

  • Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

    I will know more about my condition and Dr. Dawson's expertise with my next 3 visits.

  • Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

    As this was a consultation, the doctor took time to listen and answer our questions.

  • Reviewed on Sep 02, 2020

    I ave always felt safe and taken care of.

  • Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

    Good experience

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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 11/01/2020, Dr. Dason has reported no relationships with companies or entities.