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Karen M. Gauvain, MD

Current Position
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Division of Hematology/Oncology

Specialty Areas
Pediatric Oncology
Pediatric Hematology
Neuro Oncology

Patients Seen At
St. Louis Children's Hospital
One CHildren's Hospital Place, Suite 9 South, 9th Floor
St. Louis, MO  63119
Fax:   314-454-2780
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
One Children's Place
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
Pediatric cancer, blood disorders in children, neuro-oncology

Board Certification
Pediatrics -- Certified
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology -- Certified

Medical Education
B.S. (Computer Science): University of Missouri in St Louis, St. Louis MO, 1989
Medical Degree: St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis MO, 1998
Residency: Pediatrics, St Louis Children's Hospital, St Louis, MO, 2001
Fellowship: Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2004
Hospital Affiliations
St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Gauvain KM, Durham BH, McHugh M, Geller TJ. Rapidly progressive primary leptomeningeal atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor: a report of 2 cases. J Child Neurol. 2012 Dec;27(12):1597-601.

Gauvain KM, Garbow JR, Song SK, Hirbe AC, Weilbaecher K. MRI detection of early bone metastases in b16 mouse melanoma models. Clin Exp Metastasis. 2005;22(5):403-11.

Gauvain KM, McKinstry RC, Mukherjee P, Perry A, Neil JJ, Kaufman BA, Hayashi RJ. Evaluating pediatric brain tumor cellularity with diffusion-tensor imaging. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2001 Aug;177(2):449-54.

Gauvain K, Woodard PK, Kollef MK, Putman CE. A Young Man in Respiratory Distress. J Respir Dis 1998; 19(7): 554-556.

Melson DI, Gauvain KM, Bearslee BM, Kraitsik MJ, Burton L, Blaine GJ, Brink GS. Methodology for Cost-Analysis of Film-Based and Filmless Portable Chest Systems. SPIE Medical Imaging 1996: PACS Design and Evaluations: Engineering and Clinical Issues,1996; 2711: 400-407

Schuster DP, Kaplan JD, Gauvain K, Welch MJ and Markham J. Measurement of Regional Pulmonary Blood Flow in Humans with PET. J Nucl Med 1995; 36(3): 371-7.

For more articles and abstracts, take this off-site link to the National Library of Medicine Pub Med page for Dr. Karen M. Gauvain.

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