Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

147 Patient Ratings
194 Patient Comments

Mark K. Dodson, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

147 Patient Ratings
194 Patient Comments



  • English

Clinical Details

Phone Number 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


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
Board Certification American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology (Sub: Gynecologic Oncology)
American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology (Obstetrics & Gynecology)

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider 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 care provider
My confidence in care provider
Time care provider spent with me
Care provider spoke using clear language
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
Wait time at clinic
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy

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.

January 10, 2017

Dr. Dodson is the best physician ever! He is caring and knowledgeable. I would recommend (and I have) to anyone! His staff is the best...

December 24, 2016

Dr. Dodson was absolutely great. He was very thoughtful in answering sensitive questions about my health. He gave detailed information to me about a surgery. He answered in great detail questions that I had regarding the procedure before and in the follow-up visit was very helpful. We have complete confidence in Dr. Dodson and would highly recommend him to others.

December 06, 2016

Dr. Dodson is a perfect example of how a caring medical professional should be in every way.

December 02, 2016

wondered if since I was a transfer patient he just didn't have any interest in me or my follow up Care. I won't be back. which probably won't matter to doctor. as he showed so little concern for me or my time.

November 27, 2016

Dr. Dodson is very articulate and intelligent. He has helped me feel confident that I am getting the best treatment possible and kept us calm. We would highly recommend him to anyone.

November 02, 2016

I felt like I was in extremely good hands.

October 23, 2016

Dr. Dodson is a genius who has a gift for explaining medical procedures in a way that all can understand. He is very kind, compassionate, optimistic, and confident. No matter how bad my diagnosis I always leave his care feeling better about myself and hopeful for my future.

October 18, 2016

My life is in his hands and I feel good about that.

October 09, 2016

Do Dodson is very personable. He has a way of making you feel comfortable about your condition.

October 02, 2016

professional and personable, easy to understand.

September 20, 2016

this was my first visit with Dr. Dodson and I was pleasantly surprised with how much I liked him.

September 20, 2016

Dr. Dodson always asks about how I'm doing and offers solutions to the issues I am having.

September 13, 2016

Dr. Dodson is amazing! He truly is a blessing to our community.

September 04, 2016


September 03, 2016

please see previous comments...good experience and good explanation of situation

September 02, 2016

I just love Dr. Dodson he made me feel comfortable and I couldn't ask for a better doctor

August 23, 2016

I would recommend Dr. Dodson

August 21, 2016

It is obvious that you place doctors under time constraints. I do not appreciate it in this type of office. Dr. Dotson sees people with very serious issues and I do not mind waiting my turn knowing the person before me may be seriously ill.

August 20, 2016

understanding the situation I face, he was open with multiple possibilities and responded thoroughly when I asked additional questions.

August 16, 2016

provider was in and out of the room without notice; many times and did not excuse himself or his 4th year student, who also came and went without warning.

August 04, 2016

I have never been treated more poorly in my life. He was rude, arrogant and cruel. He was condescending, degrading and insensitive. Not only will I NEVER recommend him, I will actively speak out against him and how he treats people and their situation. Poor representative of the hospital and their services.

July 30, 2016

Dr. Dodson appeared to be rushed but he did handle all of my questions.

July 13, 2016

I like this doctor, I trust him, but after waiting for an hour and a half, he came in, took a quick look and headed out. See you in 8 months.

July 12, 2016

Everyone was fantastic, sensitive, helpful, and thorough. I would recommend this doctor and staff to anyone needing treatment.

June 21, 2016

Dr Dodson is an excellent doctor and I will forever be grateful to him for saving my life!!

June 17, 2016

I was very scared and they were helpful

June 01, 2016

Dr Dobson -- I am very satisfied with the service

May 24, 2016

I am very over weight, but the comments of how hard it is to see might best be kept in his head.

April 30, 2016

good, but sometimes i feel rushed

March 25, 2016

I wish Dr. Dodson didn't seem so rushed. I ultimately had all my questions answered, and he was friendly, but I did feel like he was in a hurry to send me on my way.

March 25, 2016

Dr. Dodson is the best!

March 19, 2016

Reasonable questions about procedure and follow up were treated dismissively and even defensively. Surgery may be something that the doctor does every day, but it is a major ordeal for his patients. Maybe this was a bad day for him, but if this is his standard, I would strongly consider patients get a second opinion.

March 16, 2016

I felt he was in a hurry and I didn't get to ask him questions I had or tell him I had pneumonia, etc. He is nice but I felt that my concerns didn't matter so I let him go.

March 15, 2016

After waiting 30 minutes in the exam room Dr. Dodson arrived, asked questions about how I was feeling, did a quick exam and told me quickly what to watch out for. When I asked a question he was short and condescending, he breezed out and I was unable to ask any further questions I had.

March 14, 2016

Dr. Dodson is very knowledgeable, pleasant and kind, as well as thorough. He is an excellent physician; one of the most professional, efficient and effective physicians that I've ever seen.

March 09, 2016

Complete faith in Dr. Dodson.

March 07, 2016

Dr. Dodson did an excellent job on my surgery, and I will never forget the extra-mile efforts he went to for me. He personally called and arranged for my surgery when the original surgery fell through due to insurance. Even though Dr. Dodson is very busy, he shows care and concern on the follow-up visits and is quick to answer all of my questions. Thank you, Dr. Dodson!

March 05, 2016

Dr Dodson seems very educated in his field but I felt as if I didn't have a voice in the plan of my care. I felt he was not concerned and just wanted to hand me off to another dr. The staff did not get back with me like they said and I felt as if I were just a number and not important as a patient. I was referred from my dr because he did not feel experienced enough to take care of my medical issues and he assured me dr Dodson would do a great job. I had seen dr Dodson in the past for this issue and he was reluctant to take care of it then until I spoke up about it. I also spoke up about it this time but still just passed onto another dr. I am not sure I will visit this office anytime in the future or refer anyone due to my overall experience.

February 24, 2016

Dr. Dodson went above and beyond in finding out what my diagnosis was and what steps needed to be taken prior to surgery and why. He had a full office but he continued to care for me, call other providers to find out needed information and was positive and explained why the whole time I was there. I was extremely impressed with his thoroughness and his willing to spend such additional time on my specific case.

February 21, 2016

Love Dr. Dodson

February 16, 2016

Mark Dodson saved my life. He is the Best:) Love him:)

February 15, 2016

I have always been extremely pleased with Dr Dodson!!! The best!!!!

January 27, 2016

Wish Dr Dobson wasn't in such a hurry. Felt like I was being rushed out.

January 06, 2016

Further information gained in follow up phone calls. We ended up with all the info we think we needed but may not have without the phone conversations.

December 20, 2015

I felt very confident with Dr Dodson's choice of treatment and his knowledge and abilities!

December 14, 2015

Dr Dobson talked English and we understood everything. He was very good at making sure we understood everything. The puzzled look on our face was enough to tell him we didn't get it and he tried a different explanation. He didn't let us go until he was sure we understood.

December 07, 2015

Dr. Dodson takes all the time I need with him so I don't mind if I have to wait while he does that with other patients.

December 05, 2015

Dr Dodson was amazing! I will recomend him

December 05, 2015

Dr. Dodson is always friendly and concerned with my health issues. Compared to my doctors in other cities, Dr. Dodson is on the cutting edge of treatment.

November 17, 2015

He was so through, even though his day was packed, he made the calls to other physicains, care providers to find out the answers to questions he had regarding my care, and made sure he had all information before planning the next step of care. I was very impressed and pleased with the time he spend out of his very busy day to make sure my plan of care was appropriate for my condition.

November 08, 2015

Every doctor down in St. George HIGHLY recommended Dr. Dodson and said I was in "the best hands'. Both my husband and I felt extremely comforted in meeting with the doctor and talking with him in person.

November 02, 2015

I really appreciated the time Dr. Dodson took with me and the explanations he gave. He really took time to answer questions and make sure I understood options. I appreciated that he ultimately let me make the decision of what I would choose to have happen. While his bedside manner seemed a little jaded I still really appreciated the time he took with me, that he seemed very competent, and that he didn't make me feel rushed when I had questions. I appreciated his explanations and the way he would diagram things so that I could understand it and my family could after surgery as well. Very appreciative and grateful for him. I would definitely highly recommend him.

September 28, 2015

The doctor explained very clearly and he drawn a diagram to show exactly what the problem was.

September 27, 2015

My doctor always explains treatment and exam procedures. He checks medications, asks pertinent follow up questions regarding my progress and answers my questions completely.

September 03, 2015

Dr. Dodson always uses Plain Medical Language and I understand him perfectly. I don't always use plain English - so I hope in turn he understands me. :-)

July 27, 2015

Dr. Hsu and Dr. Dodson are amazing. I am truly grateful for their care

June 15, 2015

I love Dr. Dowson. He is so good to take time with you to explain things and I think many times how glad I am that he is my doctor. He has really done a good job to make me feel that he has checked all the things that should be looked at.

April 28, 2015

Dr Dodson is an excellent provider

April 08, 2015

I would recommend Dr. Dodson to every person that I know. He is amazing and I trust him completely with my care.

March 29, 2015

I wasn't sure when I left if there were any care instructions after biopsy. When I was called with results, I found there were no restrictions.

March 25, 2015

I am very grateful for the focus, training, and dedication that Doctor Dodson brings

March 21, 2015

Dr. Dodson is the greatest and I have so much confidence in him.

March 18, 2015

Physician was professional yet kind and understanding. He was not arrogant or condescending, which is a major satisfier. Overall, he did a great job.

March 12, 2015

Dr Dodson is an incredible doctor. Not just because he is smart and I trust him fully, but because he has impeccable bedside manner. He is the best combination for a doctor.

February 23, 2015

The doctor always seems to be in a hurry.

February 17, 2015

I would recommend Dr. Dodson for surgery any time. He has always looked out for my best care.

February 11, 2015

Dr D is The Best:) He saved my life:)

February 07, 2015

Care provider was clear, concise , and did present treatment and goals in consultation. Very please with mannerisms and sincerity.

January 30, 2015

We spoke of a lot of information. I would have liked to talk a little longer about medication. But I understand his time constraints.

January 08, 2015

In previous visits, Dr Dodson's manner came across as abrupt, but it made a big difference to realize that he does care very much and I am very grateful for his help.

January 01, 2015

I would highly recommend this clinic an Dr. Dodson

January 01, 2015

I refer everyone to Dr. Dodson with these types of issues.

December 22, 2014

I felt like the doctor was somewhat in a hurry--he answered questions before I had a chance to explain what I wanted to know.

November 20, 2014

Dr D is the best, love him:)

November 11, 2014

Dr. answered my questions poorly. I believe he is a good surgeon but would like my questions answered straight on. I fail to understand this. I left with a lot of questions still because it seemed pointless to ask anything after feeling that he just wanted me to listen to his "standard of care."

October 23, 2014

I would recommend Dr. Dodson and his team to anyone needing Gynecological Oncology Care.

October 14, 2014

Dr Dodson, so far, has been the first doctor I have seen about HPV who has set my mind at ease. He really explained what was happening and made me feel SO much better about what was going on.

October 13, 2014

Dr. Dodson makes me feel very much at ease.

October 13, 2014

I was very glad to see Dr. Dodson. I would recommend him to anyone, he was very kind and helpful.

October 02, 2014

Everything was explained in an excellent manner. Waiting time was minimal.

September 29, 2014

Dr. Dodson is a wonderful doctor and really takes the time to listen to you. He explains things in a way that help you understand exactly what is happening and what to expect.

September 26, 2014

I was referred to Dr. Dodson because I was considered high risk for surgery. Dr Dodson was amazing. I had the best possible outcome with my surgery. I can see why people from all over come to him. I'm so thankful he was my Dr.

September 23, 2014

I always forget a few questions after I leave, that I wish I could call back and ask about.

September 19, 2014

Dr. Dodson is an excellent provider. He deals with complex patients and does a fantastic job.

September 10, 2014

Thankful for this providers skills and knowledge. healed in more then the physcial . Thank You !!

September 08, 2014

The doctor was very nice and he did spend a lot time with me. He also explained everything really well. He was easy to communicate with. He also had good listening skills with I appreciated.

September 05, 2014

Dr. Dodson is one of the best doctors that I have ever gone to ( I have been to a lot) he is concerned for my health and I have the most respect and confidence in Dr. Dodson.

August 19, 2014

As always, Dr. Dodson made me feel well cared for and confident in my treatment!

August 18, 2014

Dr. Dodson is excellent

August 17, 2014

Grateful to have Dr. Dodson's care and experience.

August 17, 2014

I have the utmost confidence in Dr. Dodson to provide me with the best care possible.

August 05, 2014

We did not enough time to talk about medications that day because Dr. Dodson was busy and had more people to see.

July 20, 2014

I trust Dr. Dodson with my life and will remain his patient for as long as he'll have me!

July 19, 2014

I loved how the doctor used a microscope to exam the area in question, and I felt that he did a thorough inspection of the possibility of cancer.

July 16, 2014

Dr. Dodson was great!

July 15, 2014

First time I saw the Dr., he was a bit rude at first because he was upset with my referring Dr., but then he calmed down and was very helpful and thorough. I think he's the best Dr. I could ever of hoped for.

July 14, 2014

My husband asked him a question and he answered like I said...(my husband thought with a tone like he was annoyed that he asked the question again). We both really liked the explanation with the drawings etc. but it was hard to go home and look at them and remember everything he said. Some of his writing was hard to read when we got home. Maybe he could have basic body drawings already made up and write on those, just an idea.

July 06, 2014

I felt Dr. Dodson appeared confident and knew what he was talking about. He was able to diagram and explain what was to occur and why. He gave us very good information about aftercare and answered all of our questions.

July 01, 2014

I didn't even have an opportunity to ask questions before the dr ran out of the door. I left feeling very frustrated and ignored.

June 27, 2014

Dr. Dodson has always exemplified the most considerate, caring, respectful treatment a patient could expect to receive. He is engaging, informative, sensitive and empathic to the difficult problems many of his patients--me in particular--are having. Cancer is tough, he knows that, he treats me like a person with cancer, not just like a case to be treated

June 25, 2014

i was still a bit confused on what was going on what the plan for the next few months was but once i got some sleep and met with the radiation and chemo doctor it became very clear to what the dr was explaining when i was there.

June 03, 2014

Everything was talked about and addressed.

May 12, 2014

I am happy with my overall experience in the hospital.

April 03, 2014

very good experience

March 22, 2014

i was very impressed with Dr. Dodson, and I have full confidence in his abilities

March 21, 2014

I feel Dr. Dodson is the best doctor anyone could ever have-----I am so thankful Dr. Kirtley Jones sent me to him 4 years ago, how lucky I am.

March 18, 2014

I was treated so well that it was shocking! I did not realize that I had felt like a "thing" when I had surgery years ago, until you all treated me so well! I felt very cared for and about. Thank you very much!

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


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


August 25, 2013

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

August 25, 2013

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

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


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


October 19, 2012

I left feeling lucky to have him as my doctor.

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


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


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

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

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Obstetrics/Gynecology - Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Gynecologic Oncology
Board Certification American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology (Sub: Gynecologic Oncology)
American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology (Obstetrics & Gynecology)

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 1900 E
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 History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Mayo Clinic
Gynecolgic Oncology
Residency University of Mississippi
Internship Charity Hospital of Louisiana
Professional Medical East Tennessee State University
Undergraduate Middle Tennessee State University


Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Baker WD, Soisson AP, Dodson MK (2013). Endometrial cancer in a 14-year-old girl with Cowden syndrome: a case report. J Obstet Gynaecol Res, 39(4), 876-78.
  2. Dorais J, Dodson MK, Calvert J, Mize B, Travarelli J, Jasperson K, Peterson CM, Soisson AP (2011 Jul). Fertility-sparing management of endometrial adenocarcinoma. Obstet Gynecol Surv, 66(7), 443-51.
  3. Macdonald OK, Chen J, Dodson M, Lee CM, Gaffney DK (2009). Prognostic significance of histology and positive lymph node involvement following radical hysterectomy in carcinoma of the cervix. Am J Clin Oncol, 32(4), 411-6.
  4. Lee CM, Fuhrman CB, Planelles V, Peltier MR, Gaffney DK, Soisson AP, Dodson MK, Tolley HD, Green CL, Zempolich KA (2006). Phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase inhibition by LY294002 radiosensitizes human cervical cancer cell lines. Clin Cancer Res, 12(1), 250-6.
  5. Macdonald OK, Sause WT, Lee RJ, Lee CM, Dodson MK, Zempolich K, Gaffney DK (2006). Adjuvant radiotherapy and survival outcomes in early-stage endometrial cancer: a multi-institutional analysis of 608 women. Gynecol Oncol, 103(2), 661-6.
  6. Macdonald OK, Sause WT, Lee RJ, Dodson MK, Zempolich K, Gaffney DK (2005). Does oncologic specialization influence outcomes following surgery in early stage adenocarcinoma of the endometrium? Gynecol Oncol, 99(3), 730-5.
  7. 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 L (2004). Detection of residual subclinical ovarian carcinoma after completion of adjuvant chemotherapy. Clin Cancer Res, 10(8), 2681-6.
  8. Orr JW Jr, Montz FJ, Barter J, Schaitzberg SD, Delmore JE, Dodson MK, Gallup D, Yeh KA, Elias EG (2003). Continuous abdominal fascial closure: a randomized controlled trial of poly(L-lactide/glycolide). Gynecol Oncol, 90(2), 342-7.
  9. Sharp HT, Dodson MK, Draper ML, Watts DA, Doucette RC, Hurd WW (2002). Complications associated with optical-access laparoscopic trocars. Obstet Gynecol, 99(4), 553-5.


  1. Cho S, Soisson AP, Dodson MK, Gaffney DK, Peterson CM, Janat-Amsbury M (2011). Anticancer drug delivery utilizing a mucoadhesive hybrid gel for loco-regional gynecologic applications [Abstract]. 102nd annual meeting of American Association of Cancer Research, Orlando, FL.
  2. Pittman JH, Soisson AP, Dodson MK, Hunn JR, Moore H, Webb J, Soisson E, Belnap T, Alleman K, Sause W, Janat-Amsbury M (2010). Accuracy of surgical assessment of myometrial invasion in women with endometrial cancer [Abstract]. 39th Annual meeting of the Western Association of Gynecologic Oncologists, Santa Barbara, CA.
  3. Moore H, Soisson A, Dodson MK, Rowe K, Cannon-Albright L (2010). Familial clustering of endometrial cancer in a well defined population [Abstract]. 41st annual meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists.
  4. Soisson A, Dodson MK, Webb J, Moore H, Hunn J, Donaldson C, Belnap T, Wendt L, Alleman K, Sause W (2010). Surgical outcomes in women with endometrial carcinoma undergoing hysterectomy by a gynecoloist at a community hospital [Abstract]. 41st annual meeting of the Society of gynecologic Oncologists.
  5. Dodson MK, Belnap T, Sause W, Soisson A (2010). Inappropriate use of human papillomavirus testing aat time of routine Pap [Abstract]. 41st annual meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists.
  6. Janat-Amsbury M, Kablitz C, Gupta K, Soisson A, Peterson C, Dodson MK (2010). Nanoparticle-loaded mucoadhesviehydrogels for the local treatment of cervical cancer [Abstract]. 41st annual meeting of the society of Gynecologic Oncologists.
  7. Hunn J, Soisson AP, Dodson MK (2009). The immunostimulant keyhole limpet hemocyanin inhibits cervical cancer cell growth in-vitro via apoptosis and DNA double strand breaks [Abstract]. 38th annual meeting of the Western Association of Gynecologic Oncologists, Vancouver, Canada.
  8. Soisson AP, Dodson MK (2008). Differences in surgical procedures between general gynecologists and gynecologic oncologists for women with endometrial cancer [Abstract]. 36th annual meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists, Sunriver Resort, Oregon.
  9. Soisson EE, Soisson AP, Kulgren R, Dodson MK, Zempolich K, Sause W, Gaffney D, Rowe K, Alleman K, Pinto K (2007). insufficient surgical staging by general gynecologists compared to gynecologic oncologists for women with endometrial cancer [Abstract]. 36th annual meeting of the Western Association of Gynecologic Oncologists, Lake Tahoe, CA.
  10. Soisson E, Soisson AP, Zempolich K, Dodson MK, Sause W, Gaffney D, Horvath E (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 [Abstract]. Western Association of Gynecologic Oncologists, Lake Tahoe, CA.

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