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Karen M. Gauvain, MD

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Division of Hematology/Oncology

Specialty Areas

Pediatric Hematology
Pediatric Oncology
Neuro Oncology

Board Certifications

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Hospital Affiliations

St. Louis Children's Hospital

Referral Information

Physician Referral Required

Areas of Clinical Interest

Neuro-oncology clinical trial development, imaging and angiogenesis, early phase studies 

  • Maps & Directions
  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

1 Children’s Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Office Phone: 314-454-6018
Fax: 314-454-2780

St. Louis Children's Specialty Care Center

13001 North Outer Forty
St. Louis, MO 63017

Suite: E
Floor: 2
Office Phone: 314-454-6018
Fax: 314-454-2780



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

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Resolution of precocious puberty following resection of fourth ventricular medulloblastoma: case report.
Medina RG, Dempsher DP, Gauvain KM, Geller TJ, Elbabaa SK
J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2015 Sep; 16(3)287-90. doi: 10.3171/2015.1.PEDS14358.

    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Evaluation of Physician and Nurse Dyad Training Procedures to Deliver a Palliative and End-of-Life Communication Intervention to Parents of Children with a Brain Tumor.
Hendricks-Ferguson VL, Kane JR, Pradhan KR, Shih CS, Gauvain KM, Baker JN, Haase JE
J Pediatr Oncol Nurs. 2015 Sep-Oct; 32(5)337-47. doi: 10.1177/1043454214563410.

    [PubMed - in process]
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Outcomes of pediatric low-grade gliomas treated with radiation therapy: a single-institution study.
Raikar SS, Halloran DR, Elliot M, McHugh M, Patel S, Gauvain KM
J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2014 Aug; 36(6)e366-70. doi: 10.1097/MPH.0000000000000142.

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

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