Mark Gavin - MD, PhD

Mark Gavin - MD, PhD

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My Areas of Practice
Solid Organ and Hematologic Malignancies, Benign Hematology, Molecular Biology of Cancer 

General Information

Gender: Male

Accepting New Patients: Yes


Practices at

Frauenshuh Cancer Center
3931 Louisiana Ave. S.
St. Louis Park, MN 55426

Education & Certifications

Board Certification Medical Oncology: American Board of internal Medicine

Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation Fellowship: University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

Board Certification Internal Medicine: American Board Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine Residency: Mayo Clinic
Internal Medicine
Rochester, MN

Doctor of Medicine: Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO

Doctor of Philosophy: Washington University
Molecular Cell Biology
St. Louis, MO

Bachelor of Arts: Washington University
St. Louis, MO

Research & Publications




Vocero-Akbani, A., Helms, C., Wang, J.C., Sanjuro, F.J., Korte-Sarfaty, J., Veile, R.A., Liu, L., Jauch, A., Burgess, A.K., Hing, A.V., Holt, M.S., Ramachandra, S., Whelan, A.J., Anker, R., Ahrent, L., Chen, M., Gavin, M.R., Iannuntuoni, K., Morton, S.M., Pandit, S.D., Read, C.M., Steinbrueck, T., Warlick, C., Smoller, D.A., Donis-Keller, H.

“Mapping human telomere regions with YAC and P1 clones: chromosome specific markers 27 telomeres including 149 STSs and polymorphisms for 14 proterminal regions.”  Genomics.  1996, 36(3): 492-506.


Fears, S., Gavin, M., Zhang, D.E., Hetherington, C., Benm-David, Y., Rowley, J.D., Nucifora, G.  “Functional characterization of ETV6 and ETV6/CBFA2 in the regulation of the MCSFR proximal reporter.”  PNAS.  1997, 94(5): 1949-54.


Zhang, H.S.*, Gavin, M.*, Dahiya, A.*, Postigo, A., Ma, D., Luo, R., Harbour, J., Dean, D.C.  “Exit from G1 and S phase of the Cell Cycle Is Regulated by Repressor Complexes Containing HDAC-Rb-hSWI/SNF and Rb-hSWI/SNF.”  Cell.  2000, 101: 79-89.


Dahiya, A., Gavin, M., Luo, R., Dean, D.C.  “Role of the LXCXE binding site in Rb function.”  MCB.  2000, 20(18): 799-805.


Dahiya, A., Wong, S., Gonzalo, S., Gavin, M., Dean, D.C.  “Linking the Rb and Polycomb Pathways.”  Molecular Cell.  2001, 8: 557-568.

Professional Associations & Awards

American Society of Clinical Oncology; American Society of Hematology


Malignancies and hematologic disorders often impact more than the physical well-being of those affected; they impact their mental and social well-being, as well. I find it very rewarding to help patients cope with their disease in addition to providing them with latest advances in treatment. I look forward to helping you and your family in your time of need.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my wife and children, reading history and playing guitar. My main hobby is collecting vinyl LP records. I am particularly interested in old jazz, soul and rock’n roll albums.