Karen Gauvain, M.D.  gauvain_k@kids.wustl.edu

Assistant Professor Pediatrics, Divsion of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Neuro-Oncology Co-Director of Experimental Therapeutics
Medical Director of Pediatric Neuro-Oncology
Patient Oriented Research UnitHematology and Oncology

phone: (314) 454-6018

Clinical Interests

I am trained as Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist with over 10 years of clinical experience focused in Pediatric Neuro-oncology.

Education

  • B.S., University of Missouri1989
  • M.D., Distinction in Research, Saint Louis University1998
  • MSPH, St. Louis University2013

Training

  • Pediatric Resident, St. Louis Children's Hospital1998 - 2001
  • Fellow, Washington University School of Medicine2001 - 2004

Licensure and Board Certification

  • Pediatrics2001
  • MO, Missouri State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts2004
  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology2006

Honors

  • NIH Pediatric Research Loan Repayment Program2003 - 2005
  • Guardian of Childhood Winner2016

Recent Publications view all (11)


Publication Co-Authors

  1. Hendricks-Ferguson VL, Pradhan K, Shih CS, Gauvain KM, Kane JR, Liu J, Haase JE. Pilot Evaluation of a Palliative and End-of-Life Communication Intervention for Parents of Children With a Brain Tumor J Pediatr Oncol Nurs. 2016. PMID:27920233  
  2. Roddy E, Sear K, Felton E, Tamrazi B, Gauvain K, Torkildson J, Del Buono B, Samuel D, Haas-Kogan DA, Chen J, Goldsby RE, Banerjee A, Lupo J, Molinaro A, Fullerton HJ, and Mueller S. . Presence of cerebral microbleeds is associated with worse executive function in pediatric brain tumor survivors. Neuro-Oncology. 2016;18(11):1548-1558. PMID:27540084  
  3. Rentata G Medina, David P. Dempsher, Karen M. Gauvain, Thomas J. Geller, Samer K. Elbabaa. Resolution of precocious puberty following resection of fourth ventricular medulloblastoma: case report JNS Pediatrics. 2015. 
  4. Bieser S, Reis M, Guzman M, Gauvain K, Elbabaa S, Braddock SR, Abdel-Baki MS. Grade II pilocytic astrocytoma in a 3-month-old patient with encephalocraniocutaneous lipomatosis (ECCL): case report and literature review of low grade gliomas in ECCL. Am J Med Genet A. 2015. doi:10.1002/ajmg.a.37017  PMID:25705862  
  5. Hendricks-Ferguson VL, Kane JR, Pradhan KR, Shih CS, Gauvain KM, Baker JN, Haase JE. 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. J Pediatr Oncol Nurs. 2015. doi:10.1177/1043454214563410  PMID:25623029  
  6. Raikar SS, Halloran DR, Elliot M, McHugh M, Patel S, Gauvain KM. Outcomes of pediatric low-grade gliomas treated with radiation therapy: a single-institution study. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2014. doi:10.1097/MPH.0000000000000142  PMID:24714505  
  7. 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;27(12):1597-601. doi:10.1177/0883073812436878  PMID:22378667  
  8. 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. doi:10.1007/s10585-005-1264-9  PMCID:PMC2726655  PMID:16283483  
  9. 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;177(2):449-54. doi:10.2214/ajr.177.2.1770449  PMID:11461881  
  10. Schuster DP, Kaplan JD, Gauvain K, Welch MJ, Markham J. Measurement of regional pulmonary blood flow with PET. J Nucl Med. 1995;36(3):371-7. PMID:7884497  
  11. Schwetye KE, Gauvain K, Rodriguez D, Cottrell C, Limbrick DD Jr., Schmidt RE, Dahiya S.. An 8-year old girl with a supratentorial mass Brain Pathology. In press. 
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