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.