Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

176 Patient Ratings
87 Patient Comments

Mark K. Dodson, M.D.

Specialties

Languages

  • English

Clinical Details

Locations

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 587-2809 OB-Gyn Avenues Clinic
University of Utah Health Care Avenues Clinic
370 Ninth Avenue , Suite 101
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
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Bio

Mark K. Dodson, M.D., is a gynecological oncologist at the University of Utah. As a Gynecologic Oncology investigator, he treats gynecologic cancers and pre-cancers. His clinical research focuses on minimally invasive surgery and novel treatments of gynecologic malignancies and his expertise is in radical abdominal pelvic surgery with particular emphasis on minimally invasive surgery. His basic science research interests include drug delivery systems, particularly for treating ovarian cancer. Dr. Dodson received his medical degree from the Quillen School of Medicine at East Tennessee State University. He joined the University of Utah after completing his fellowship in gynecologic oncology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He is the co-founder of the Susan Sandoval Run for Ovarian Cancer, an annual event sponsored by the University of Utah Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, from which all proceeds are used to meet the goals of the Ovarian Cancer Education, Awareness and Research Fund. Dr. Dodson is also the founder of the Gynecologic Oncology Outreach Program at the Sletten Cancer Institute in Great Falls, MT, where he sees patients twice a month.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Obstetrics/Gynecology - Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Gynecologic Oncology

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending doctor
4.7
My confidence in doctor
4.7
Time doctor spent with me
4.5
Doctor spoke using clear language
4.7
Doctor's effort to include me in decisions
4.6
Doctor's concern for questions & worries
4.5
Doctor's explanation of condition/problem
4.6
Wait time at clinic
3.7
Doctor's friendliness and courtesy
4.6

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

February 23, 2014

The doctor came highly recommended to me and I realized that he was very busy with other surgeries. The time I did have with him was quality time and I felt his concern.

February 20, 2014

Dr. Dodson is my favorite doctor of all time

February 16, 2014

I loved my experience. everything was VERY clearly explained and I am grateful for that. I felt like my questions were all answered and I was able to leave with a plan.

January 24, 2014

answered my questions

January 13, 2014

I would absolutely recommend Dr Dodson, he has my complete trust and confidence

January 07, 2014

I would have like to have a little more time to discuss future follow up testing even though I know we have discussed this before. However, I still have my concerns.

December 08, 2013

Dr. Dodson was good at explaining my problem & the solution & was kind.

December 01, 2013

Since I have cancer and was very concerned and confused everyone helped by showing empathy and understanding.My questions were answered in a way I could understand.

November 29, 2013

Excellent doctor.......worth waiting for. Dr. Dodson is kind, caring and brilliant.

November 21, 2013

Dr. Dodson is very thorough and I trust him with my life.

November 13, 2013

Excellent

October 09, 2013

I felt that because they were behind, there was not an opportunity to ask the questions I had before he left the room.

September 29, 2013

I will be the spokesperson for uterine cancer. I did not know that I had cancer and hadn't really thought that I had a problem. My friends will know about my experience and where Dr. Dodson's office is.

September 24, 2013

We are extremely grateful to Dr. Dodson for how quickly he made an appointment for us and the timeliness of the surgery.

September 09, 2013

EXCELLENT

August 25, 2013

I appreciate Dr. Dodson's expertise and feel very fortunate to have him for a doctor.

August 25, 2013

I appreciate the knowledge and skill Dr. Dodson has and appreciate his great care!

August 24, 2013

The patient definitely feels that Mark Dodson is personally vested in the health of his clientele. He's very generous of his time and is known to make personal sacrifices to tend to the patient.

August 19, 2013

Dr.Dodson is really good about spending time with me and not making me feel rushed.

August 05, 2013

the only reason I marked all 5 = very good, is that you did not have 6 = outstandingDr. Dodson is the very best at what he does and he is also a very caring human being!

July 27, 2013

good

July 23, 2013

Dr. Dodson was great, he didn't make me feel uncomfortable and answered all of our questions openly and throughly.

July 11, 2013

we were so impressed with Dr. Dodson, very friendly and informative, he really cares about his patients and their treatment, great conversationalist, I would recommend him to anyone

July 09, 2013

Dr. Dodson always listens to everything I have to say and then provides honest and clear answers and solutions. he does not sugar coat things. I like that.

July 05, 2013

dr. Dodson is a great physician

July 04, 2013

I flew across the world to have my surgery done by Dr. Dodson. Really trust him and grateful for his flexibility and his staff's assistance.

July 03, 2013

Dr. Dodson took time to explain to me twice something I was was not clear about. He was helpful and very patience with me

July 01, 2013

I have the most respect for my care provider. He is very understanding and wonderful.

July 01, 2013

I surely didn't realize what was meant when I was told "aggressive" chemo. I should have been more prepared.

June 10, 2013

Incredible doctor - knowledgeable, likeable, friendly, expert, passionate about cancer, great guy and great doctor

June 07, 2013

I especially like the diagrams he drew and as he talked to wrote so that I would have a detailed statement of our visit and the options and procedures that I would deal with.

May 27, 2013

Dr. Dodson is wonderful

May 27, 2013

Overall, other than the time it took, which was understandable, it was a very good experience. Doctor was very friendly and caring, and informative.

May 20, 2013

Dr. Dodson took the time necessary to explain the details of my upcoming surgery. He was informed, professional and very helpful

May 09, 2013

I am always recommending Dr. Dodson

April 15, 2013

He was very thorough. He talked pretty fast, but he answered my questions and we feel like we know what to expect with the surgery.

April 08, 2013

Dr. Dodson shows great concern and is very caring for me as his patient

March 30, 2013

Dr Dodson explained everything to me, drew a diagram, and gave me choice as where he could. I felt comfortable the first time I met him and was therefore comfortable with him doing surgery.

March 29, 2013

I came from out of town and was treated very well with real concern for my medical problem and helping me to maximize the time here. I am so grateful for the high quality time care! Top physicians and staff.

March 22, 2013

Very happy with my visit. Dr Dodson explained everything very clear. I did not feel he was rushing me but wanted to make sure I understood all my options and answered all my questions.

March 06, 2013

I appreciated Dr. Dodson spending a few minutes with me after the exam to answer my questions.

March 01, 2013

Dr. Dodson was so caring, provided answers, info so we could make a good decision and feel confident we were making a raight decision. I am confident that he will help me be well.

February 12, 2013

I don't expect any doctor to spend any more time with me than the minimum. I realize they are concerned with getting in as many appointment as possible.

February 02, 2013

I feel so fortunate to be able to go to Dr. Dodson. I have so much appreciated the excellent surgery he performed on me and the wonderful care afterward. Thank you!

January 28, 2013

physicians do not come any better than Dr Mark K. Dodson. He saved my life, he explains illness, treatment options very clearly. Always includes me in managing my care, I trust him implicitly and have complete confidence in his abilities. He cares about his patients and treats them with kindness, honesty and compassion, I would highly recommend him without exception. Never a bad experience

January 23, 2013

I am very pleased with dr.dodson, feel blessed to have him take me as a patient on short notice and am delighted with the outcome.

January 22, 2013

Dr Dodson was very thorough in his explanations before and after surgery. His resident was also very helpful. My family and I were thankful for the diagrams, and teaching approach to communicating information about the diagnosis, surgical plan and the surgery results. Also appreciated the pathology care and thoroughness.

January 21, 2013

Love that Dr. Dodson always just gives me the facts and listens to my concerns. He's the best.

January 18, 2013

I am extremely grateful for Dr Dodson. He's just awesome. I don't love the circumstance for which I need to see him, but I'm thankful I have him. I feel like he listens carefully and I'm thrilled he's great at what he does.

January 17, 2013

Thank you so much. I spent 4 month having doctors tell me I shouldn't be in such pain. I must just be constipated. grrrr. A hundred thank yous.

December 18, 2012

poor bedside manner, felt he was talking 'down' to me. I'm an educated woman who has done quite a bit of research and felt he treated me as though I barely understood my own reproductive system.

December 18, 2012

Dr. Dodson saved my life, I'm so grateful for him, his training and genius!

December 08, 2012

My husband and I were both very pleased/impressed with Dr. Dodson.

November 19, 2012

Dr. Dodson is great!!

November 12, 2012

Gratefully Dr Dodson was very thorough, helpful and competent. I am very worried about my procedure. He helped me feel better about it.

November 05, 2012

Dr. Dodson was obviously in a hurry after being so delayed. I felt like I couldn't get all my questions presented before he was flying out the door.

November 05, 2012

awesome yes I would recommend people to Dr Dodson. they will be knocking at your door.

October 26, 2012

Dr. Dodson is wonderful. He takes the time to explain in detail all the different aspects of treatment and takes the time to answer any questions. He also gets to the point and doesn't mess around with fluff. I really appreciate that.

October 20, 2012

Again outstanding care

October 19, 2012

I left feeling lucky to have him as my doctor.

October 19, 2012

DR. DODSON IS EXCELLANT. HOPE HE IS JUST AS GOOD WHEN I HAVE MY SURGERY ON MONDAY

October 05, 2012

Dr. Dodson is kind and sensitive to his patients. He was a blessing and I have appreciated having him as my physician when life was at tough time!

October 01, 2012

Dr Dodson seemed a bit annoyed when I asked him to explain what happened during the surgical proceedure, prior to the surgery he gave a very clear explanation of scenarios, my sons did not give the same story of the results....... so I wanted the doc to clarify

September 28, 2012

Dr. Dodson was very direct with the possible cancer diagnosis. He seems very confident which I appreciate. He drew a diagram that helped me understand. He could have slowed down a little with his presentation and ask me for feedback. Otherwise, I feel confident having him to do my surgery.

September 17, 2012

I felt that he was very rushed. I am sure that he was really busy but I felt that he didn't have time to see if I had questions. He is very good and I would recommend him to others.

August 31, 2012

Any woman is fortunate if Dr. Mark K. Dodson and his staff are part of their cancer treatment journey. I would highly recommend this entire group to anyone dealing with gynecologic related cancers. Dr. Dodson has extreme patience and a great sense of humor or tolerance for me and my whackiness.

August 25, 2012

I have confidence in Dr. Dodson's knowledge and expertise, but I feel that he needs to improve in his "bedside manners." During the exam, I was interrupted when I spoke, and there was very little eye contact while he took notes. I felt that he challenged my opinions and decisions. He was abrupt and seemed to be in a great hurry.

August 20, 2012

The long wait to see the doctor was because he was talking to someone with a critical problem and needed to spend the time with them. We appreciated the time he spent with us, so we were willing to understand the time he also gave others.

August 18, 2012

I trust and respect Dr. Dodson very much and refer others when I have the opportunity.

August 13, 2012

Dr. Dodson is a very good and caring doctor. He explains things so that I can understand them and is as excited about the success of my treatment as I am. I really appreciate him and would definitely recommend him.

July 30, 2012

I was very pleased with Dr. Dodson's explanation of my physical problem. He was very articulate in his diagramming of the possible scenarios, which made it easy to understand. I have full confidence in him as my surgeon.

July 27, 2012

good

June 02, 2012

Doctor was very business like. Need's to loosen up a little. A patient, like mayself, are very nervous. Sometimes when the doctor is business like, you think there is more wrong with you than you think.

March 27, 2012

I have complete faith in Dr. Dodson's abilities and knowledge. I also appreciate that I can ask questions related to my care that are very personal without feeling overly self conscious.

March 23, 2012

I like Dr. Dodson a lot. I feel very comfortable with him and I think he's very good at what he does.

March 20, 2012

Dr. Dodson is a very competent doctor who is personable and not stuffy.

March 20, 2012

Dr. Dodson was willing to answer any and all questions. He was very thorough with his explanation of the procedure that was to be done and helped ease any worries.

March 06, 2012

Dr Dodson is an awesome Dr. He shows concern and makes it me feel at ease.

February 21, 2012

LOTS OF INFO AND EXPLAINING GOING ON. FELT A BIT OVERWHELMED. COULD HAVE USED HIS NOTES, DIAGRAMS, ETC TO HELP ME UNDERSTAND BETTER, AFTER IT WAS ALL OVER WITH. =D

February 10, 2012

Dr. Dodson is an excellent surgeon and doctor.

February 10, 2012

I had no confidence in the doctor I had seen previously. Dr. Dodson was very concerned and caring and understood my frustration.

January 31, 2012

Dr. Dodson is an excellent doctor and I have recommended him many times. He is the only person that I would let operate on me.

January 24, 2012

I have ultimate confidence in Dr. Dodson. He made every effort to explain everything fully and ease my concerns. I have heard excellent reviews on him from two other health care professionals as well as 4 other health care providers at LDS hospital. I feel very fortunate to be under Dr. Dodson's care.

January 17, 2012

Dr Mark Dodson is in my estimation one of the best doctors at the hospital. I truly believe he is highly skilled in his field and I have every confidence in him. He takes time to explain everything with me and answers any questions I have. I would not go to another doctor.

January 12, 2012

I believe they took the best care possible of me.

January 03, 2012

All was as good as possible. Everyone was very courteous. Starting with Dr. Dodson and ending with the receptionist, I felt as if I was the only concern that any of them had. Great experience.

January 03, 2012

perfect balance of care and competence. I was very confident that I understood what was explained to the ability to make a decision I was comfortable with

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Endometrial Hyperplasia
  • Extrafascial Wound Dehiscence
  • COX-2 in Premalignant and Malignant Gynecologic Diseases
  • Ovarian Neoplasms
  • Endometrial Neoplasms
  • Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia
  • Fallopian Tube Neoplasms
  • Molecular Biology of Gynecologic Tumors

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Obstetrics/Gynecology - Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Gynecologic Oncology

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 587-2809 School of Medicine
University Health Care/ Div. of Gyn/Oncology
30 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Mark K. Dodson, M.D., is an associate professor of gynecologic oncology at the University of Utah, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Dodson received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Middle Tennessee State University in 1984, and his Medical Degree from East Tennessee State University in 1988. He worked as an intern at the Charity Hospital of Louisiana from 1988-1989 and completed his residency at the University of Mississippi from 1989-1992. From 1992-1995, Dr. Dodson served as a Gynecologic Oncology Fellow at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He joined the University of Utah in 1995, and served as the Director of the Gynecologic Oncology division until 2005. Dr. Dodson has a strong interest in the ongoing novel translational research in progress at the University of Utah for the treatment of ovarian cancer. He has a broad clinical experience and provides pertinent clinical input regarding the needs and opportunities for new treatment options, and participates in regular weekly research conferences that allow ample discourse regarding the projects described. His personal research efforts have included serum markers for ovarian cancer, detection of residual ovarian cancer after cytoreductive surgery/adjuvant chemotherapy as well as clinical trial participation. His expertise is in radical abdominal pelvic surgery with particular emphasis on minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Dodson has won numerous national awards, including the CREOG National Faculty Award for Excellence in Resident Education in both 1999 and 2008, The Outstanding Clinical Professor Teaching Award in 2000, 2001 and 2004, and was also a top nominee for the Clark Lowe Rich Distinguished Surgeon Award in 2009.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Mayo Clinic
Gynecolgic Oncology
Fellow
Residency University of Mississippi
OB/GYN
Resident
Internship Charity Hospital of Louisiana
OB/GYN
Intern
Professional Medical East Tennessee State University
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate Middle Tennessee State University
Biology
B.S.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Macdonald OK, Chen J, Dodson M, Lee CM, Gaffney D(2009)Prognostic significance of histology and positive lymph node involvement following radical hysterectomy in carcinoma of the cervix.  American Journal of Clinical Oncology, 32(4),411-6
  2. Lee CM, Fuhrman CB, Planelles V, Peltier MR, Gaffney DK, Soisson AP, Dodson MK, Tolley HD, Green CL, Zempolich K(2006)Phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase inhibition by LY294002 radiosensitizes human cervical cancer cell lines.  Clinical Cancer Research, 12(1),250-6
  3. Macdonald OK, Sause WT, Lee RJ, Lee CM, Dodson MK, Zempolich K, Gaffney D(2006)Adjuvant radiotherapy and survival outcomes in early-stage endometrial cancer: a multi-institutional analysis of 608 women.  Gynecologic Oncology, 103(2),661-6
  4. Macdonald OK, Sause WT, Lee RJ, Dodson MK, Zempolich K, Gaffney D(2005)Does oncologic specialization influence outcomes following surgery in early stage adenocarcinoma of the endometrium?  Gynecologic Oncology, 99(3),730-5
  5. Nouriani M, Bahador A, Berek JS, Cheng JP, Chi DS, Cliby WA, Del Priore G, Dodson MK, Duggan BD, Gershenson DM, Lentz SE, Penson RT, Robinson WR, Rodriguez M, Roman LD, Yu MC, Zempolich K, Dubeau (2004)Detection of residual subclinical ovarian carcinoma after completion of adjuvant chemotherapy.  Clinical Cancer Research, 10(8),2681-6
  6. Orr JW Jr, Montz FJ, Barter J, Schaitzberg SD, Delmore JE, Dodson MK, Gallup D, Yeh KA, Elias E(2003)Continuous abdominal fascial closure: a randomized controlled trial of poly(L-lactide/glycolide).  Gynecologic Oncology, 90(2),342-7
  7. Sharp HT, Dodson MK, Draper ML, Watts DA, Doucette RC, Hurd W(2002)Complications associated with optical-access laparoscopic trocars.  Obstetrics and Gynecology, 99(4),553-5
  8. Hunn J, Soisson AP, Dodson M(Submitted)Endometrial Adenocarcinoma in a 15 Year Old Patient with a Normal Body Habitus  Gynecologic Oncology,
  9. Dorais J, Calvert J, Mize B, Traverelli JM, Jasperson K, Dodson MK, Soisson A(Submitted)Non-surgical management of endometrial adenocarcinoma in premenopausal women desiring future fertility  Gynecologic Oncology,
  10. Rose S, Soisson AP, LaCoursier Y, Zempolich K, Dodson M(Submitted)The Evaluation of a Self-Test For Detection of Cervical and Endocervical Cells  Obstetrics and Gynecology,

Abstract

  1. Cho S, Soisson AP, Dodson MK , Gaffney DK, Peterson CM, Janat-Amsbury (2011)Anticancer drug delivery utilizing a mucoadhesive hybrid gel for loco-regional gynecologic applications  ,
  2. Pittman JH, Soisson AP, Dodson MK, Hunn JR, Moore H, Webb J, Soisson E, Belnap T, Alleman K, Sause W, Janat-Amsbury (2010)Accuracy of surgical assessment of myometrial invasion in women with endometrial cancer  ,
  3. Moore H, Soisson A, Dodson MK, Rowe K, Cannon-Albright (2010)Familial clustering of endometrial cancer in a well defined population  ,
  4. Dodson MK, Belnap T, Sause W, Soisson (2010)Inappropriate use of human papillomavirus testing aat time of routine Pap  ,
  5. Janat-Amsbury M, Kablitz C, Gupta K, Soisson A, Peterson C, Dodson M(2010)Nanoparticle-loaded mucoadhesviehydrogels for the local treatment of cervical cancer  ,
  6. Soisson A, Dodson MK, Webb J, Moore H, Hunn J, Donaldson C, Belnap T, Wendt L, Alleman K, Sause (2010)Surgical outcomes in women with endometrial carcinoma undergoing hysterectomy by a gynecoloist at a community hospital  ,
  7. Hunn J, Soisson AP, Dodson M(2009)The immunostimulant keyhole limpet hemocyanin inhibits cervical cancer cell growth in-vitro via apoptosis and DNA double strand breaks  ,
  8. Soisson AP, Dodson M(2008)Differences in surgical procedures between general gynecologists and gynecologic oncologists for women with endometrial cancer  ,
  9. Soisson EE, Soisson AP, Kulgren R, Dodson MK, Zempolich K, Sause W, Gaffney D, Rowe K, Alleman K, Pinto (2007)insufficient surgical staging by general gynecologists compared to gynecologic oncologists for women with endometrial cancer  ,
  10. Soisson E, Soisson AP, Zempolich K, Dodson MK, Sause W, Gaffney D, Horvath (2006)An analysis of differences in care for women with endometrial adenocarcinoma: Surgical care by general gynecologists in the community compared to gynecologic oncologists at tertiary medical centers: Preliminary information  ,

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