Gavin P. Dunn, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Neurology and Pathology/Immunology Center for Human Immunology and Immunotherapy Programs

Specialties

  • Brain tumors
  • Brain metastasis
  • Gamma Knife radiosurgery
  • Fluorescence-guided surgery with 5-ALA
  • Awake surgery
  • Cortical language and motor mapping
  • Brain tumor immunotherapy clinical trials

Call 314-362-3577 for Patient Appointments


We treat our patients like we would want our family to be treated.  That’s what our culture is at WashU.  Excellence with compassion, every day.

Dr. Dunn

Education

AB, Princeton University, Molecular Biology, summa cum laude
Princeton, NJ
1994 – 1998

MD, Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO
1998-2006

PhD, Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO
1998-2006

Residency

Intern in General Surgery Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MS
2006-2007

Resident in Neurological Surgery Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA
2007- 2013

Fellowship

Broad Institute of Harvard/MIT
Boston, MA
2007 & 2010 – 2011


Military service

2011-present: United States Navy Reserve Medical Corps


Research focus

I am a faculty member in the Department of Neurological Surgery with an appointment in the Department of Pathology and Immunology at Washington University, where I am a member of the Andrew M. and Jane M. Bursky Center for Human Immunology and Immunotherapy Programs.  My laboratory is focused on understanding the molecular and cellular basis of the immune response to glioblastoma in preclinical and translational settings. These investigations are complemented by ongoing novel clinical trial efforts in this area.

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Dunn Lab

Using immunology and genomics tools, we study how the immune response to brain tumors happens.


Honors & leadership roles

  • Program Director, Neurosurgery residency program
  • Member, Society for Neuro-Oncology Board of Directors
  • Member, AANS/CNS Tumor Section Executive Committee

Board certification

Board certified


Hospital appointments

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis Children’s Hospital