David Dawson, MD

David Dawson, MD, PhD

Pathology Los Angeles, CA

Associate Professor, Pathology, UCLA School of Medicine

Office Address

  • 10833 Le Conte Ave
    Mail Code 173216
    Los Angeles, CA 90095
    Phone: (310) 267-2799

David Dawson, MD, PhD

Pathology Los Angeles, CA

Associate Professor, Pathology, UCLA School of Medicine

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Pathology: Gastrointestinal & Hepatobiliary Pathology, Anatomic Pathology
  • Clinical Interests: Pancreatic Neoplasms; Pancreas; DNA Methylation

Education & Training

  • University of California
  • UCLA Medical CenterUCLA Medical Center
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineNorthwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Northwestern UniversityNorthwestern University
  • Duke UniversityDuke University
  • Duke UniversityDuke University

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical LicenseCA State Medical License2001 - 2016
  • American Board of PathologyAnatomic Pathology

    Awards, Honors, & Recognition

    • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Career Development AwardsAmerican Association for Cancer Research, 2013
    • Ethics and Accountability in Biomedical ResearchReviewer, Hirshberg Foundation (1009-2012), 2012
    • AACR-Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Career Development AwardAACR-Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (2008-2010)., 2010

    Publications & Presentations


    Journal Articles

    • Global DNA methylation profiling reveals silencing of a secreted form of Epha7 in mouse and human germinal center B cell lymphomas.  Dawson DW, Hong JS, Shen RR, French SW, Troke JJ, Wu Y-Z, Chen S-S, Gui D, Regelson M, Marahrens Y, Morse III HC, Said J, Plass C and Teitell MA, Oncogene 26:4243-52. PMID: 17260020
    • Distinct contributions of microtubule subtypes to cell membrane shape and stability.  Pelling AE, Dawson DW, Carreon DM, Christiansen JJ, Shen RR, Teitell MA and Gimzewski J, Nanomedicine 3:43-52. PMID: 17379168
    • Delayed progression of pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia in a conditional KrasG12D mouse model by a selective COX-2 inhibitor.  Funahashi H, Satake M, Dawson D, Huynh N-A, Reber H, Hines OJ and Eibl G, Cancer Res. 67:7068-71. PMID:17652141

    Books/Book Chapters

    • Thrombospondin as an inhibitor of angiogenesis. Chapter: Antiangiogenic Agents in Cancer Page 185 - 203
      Dawson DW and Bouck N
      Editors: B. Teicher.Humana, Totowa


    • Chromatin, Chromosomes and Cancer Epigenetics Dawson, D.W., Wu, Y-Z., Smith, L., Plass, C. Teitell, M. Bioinformatics and Genome-wide assessment of mammalian CmC, AACR Special Conference, Waikailoa Village, HI
    • Global methylation profiling in TCL1 transgenic mice reveals novel targets of DNA hypermethylation in mature B cell lymphomas. Dawson, D.W., Hong, J.S., Shen, R.R., French, S.W., Troke, J., Wu, Y-Z., Chen, S-S., Gui, D., Regelson, M., Marahrens, Y, Morse III, H.C., Said, J., Plass, C. and M.A...., AACR Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA
    • Global DNA methylation changes in pancreatic cancer. Nguyen, A.M., Pellegrini, M. and Dawson, D, UCLA Stein-Oppenheimer Endowment Awards Reception and Poster Presentation, Los Angeles, CA


    • Basic and Translational Research Career Paths in Pancreatic Cancer. Peer-to-Peer Round Table Session at AACR Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.
    • Canonical Wnt Signaling in Pancreatic Cancer. UCLA IMED/ICMIC Group Meeting
    • Stem Cells in Pancreatic Cancer Research. Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Symposium, Phoenix, AZ

    Professional Memberships

    • Pathology Subcore of Animal CoreDirector

    Insurance Accepted

    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Anthem Blue Access PPO
    • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
    • Anthem Blue Preferred Plus POS
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
    • BCBS California CaliforniaCare HMO
    • BCBS California PPO
    • BCBS Illinois PPO
    • CIGNA Open Access
    • Cofinity PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • Great West PPO
    • Health Net California Large Group PPO
    • Health Net HMO - Employer Group
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Multiplan PHCS PPO
    • Multiplan PHCS PPO - Kaiser
    • Multiplan PPO
    • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
    • WEA Trust POS-SE
    • WEA Trust Preferred Provider Plan - Trust Pref


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