Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

72 Patient Ratings
21 Patient Comments

Kenneth F. Grossmann, M.D., Ph.D.



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Clinical Details


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(801) 585-0206 Huntsman Cancer Institute
Clinic 2D, Melanoma
2000 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Kenneth Grossmann, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Division of Oncology, Department of Medicine

Kenneth Grossmann, MD, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Division of Oncology for the Department of Medicine and a Huntsman Cancer Institute investigator. He is a medical oncologist with the Melanoma and Cutaneous Oncology Program.

Grossmann sees patients with advanced melanoma and also conducts clinical trials. His laboratory research focuses on a demethylase enzyme complex that can cause the hallmarks of many kinds of cancer, including melanoma. Additionally, he focuses on understanding other signaling pathways in melanoma tumors and developing methods to overcome resistance to targeted therapies. Better understanding of melanoma tumor biology may lead to new ways to treat the disease.

Grossman completed undergraduate studies in biology at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. He earned his PhD and MD degrees from the Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics at Oregon Health & Sciences University (OHSU) in Portland. He completed a combined fellowship in medical oncology at OHSU and the University of Utah, and also participated in a melanoma and cutaneous oncology rotation at MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions Oncology
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Medical Oncology)
National Board of Medical Examiners
Cancer Center Programs Experimental Therapeutics

Patient Ratings

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Patient Comments

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March 06, 2014

I tell everyone I talk with, to go to Huntsman first, if cancer is a concern.

January 12, 2014


August 12, 2013


June 04, 2013

Dr. Grossmann and his staff are amazing. Thank you to all of you for making my mom's visits something she actually looks forward to.

May 20, 2013

best ever!!

November 26, 2012

These guys are the best!

November 19, 2012

This was a consultation, so no treatment plan was made.

November 06, 2012

I am at the best cancer hospital I can be at and getting care from a team of Doctors that are the best!

November 05, 2012

Dr. Grossmann and his staff are very kind and good to get explanations and next steps. I really like them and think I'm getting the best care for my situation.

October 29, 2012

I can't even begin to describe how much I appreciate Dr. Grossman's attentive care.

September 14, 2012

Dr. Grossmann and his staff are wonderful, caring people. I appreciate all that they do for us.

April 26, 2012

I highly recommend the Huntsman Center.

April 26, 2012

Dr. Kenneth Grossman is a great doctor and I am fortunate to have him on my team, working to solve my health issues. Also, I'd like to mention the great care and effort I feel from my other main two contacts at Huntsman, Karen O'Driscoll and Caroyn Luckett.

April 25, 2012

Can't ask for better care anywhere.

March 28, 2012

I understand the tremendous about of time individual care takes. I have never felt rushed, I was always made to feel my personal worth and health was their primary concern.

March 05, 2012

don't remember

March 01, 2012

Again, I am so glad I started treatment at Huntsman and have been totally pleased with my care.

February 08, 2012

I know without this institute, the research done and the professionalism in every area showen by the doctors and staff, I wouldn't be here today. Circle of hope was the correct address, because the entire staff gives not only hope, but a reason to fight.

February 02, 2012

Dr. Grossman and his staff are A1 and we feel very comfortable with all of them.

January 05, 2012

received excellent news about my prognosis,and all careproviders were encouraging

January 04, 2012

I'm amazed at Dr Grossmann's knowledge. He is an expert with his field andothers. He follows up with any referrals. I trust him.

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions Oncology
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Medical Oncology)
National Board of Medical Examiners
Cancer Center Programs Experimental Therapeutics

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 585-0255 Huntsman Cancer Institute
2000 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Academic Bio

Dr. Grossmann received his medical and doctorate degrees from the Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) in Portland Oregon. He completed his residency training in internal medicine at OHSU. As a resident, Dr. Grossmann was awarded the John S. Miller Teaching Award by the graduating medical students in 2005– an award given to the most gifted educator among all interns. During his subspecialty training in medical oncology, Dr. Grossmann completed clinical and research work at OHSU, the University of Utah, and the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston Texas where he focused his training on the clinical care of Stage III and IV melanoma patients. In 2009 Dr. Grossmann joined the University of Utah faculty in the Department of Medical Oncology, and advanced to the rank of Assistant Professor in 2011. He is an investigator in the Huntsman Cancer Institute and a member of the Experimental Therapeutics program. Dr. Grossmann is a physician-scientist whose research focus is on understanding the mechanisms of drug resistance, and radiation resistance of melanoma and other cancers. He has published in peer reviewed journals such as Cell, Mutation Research, Diagnostic Cytopathology, and Journal of Translational Medicine. Dr. Grossmann is recognized regionally, nationally, and internationally as a melanoma expert, and as such has been an invited speaker at the Society of Utah Medical Oncology, and at the Future Perspectives in Melanoma Research Meeting in Naples Italy in 2011. He is an active member of the Southwest Oncology Group where he focuses on the design and execution of clinical trials to define the standard of care in melanoma medical oncology. In addition to his work on melanoma, Dr. Grossmann also sees patients with non-melanomatous tumors such as basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma of the skin, and cancers of the head and neck. He serves on the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) panel for non-melanomatous skin tumors which defines national standards for the oncologic care of these tumor types.


Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Utah School of Medicine
Medical Oncology
Fellowship Oregon Health Sciences University
Medical Oncology
Residency Oregon Health Sciences University
Internal Medicine
Internship Oregon Health Sciences University
Internal Medicine
Professional Medical Oregon Health Sciences University
Doctoral Training Oregon Health Sciences University
Molecular and Medical Genetics
Undergraduate Whitman College


Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Andtbacka RH, Donaldson MR, Bowles TL, Bowen GM, Grossmann K, Khong H, Grossman D, Anker C, Florell SR, Bowen A, Duffy KL, Leachman SA, Noyes R(2013)Sentinel lymph node biopsy for melanoma in pregnant women.  Annals of Surgical Oncology, 20(2),689-96
  2. Ascierto PA, Grimaldi AM, Curti B, Faries MB, Ferrone S, Flaherty K, Fox BA, Gajewski TF, Gershenwald JE, Gogas H, Grossmann K, Hauschild A, Hodi FS, Kefford R, Kirkwood JM, Leachmann S, Maio M, Marais R, Palmieri G, Morton DL, Ribas A, Stroncek DF, Stewart R, Wang E, Mozzillo N, Marincola F(2012)Future perspectives in melanoma research. Meeting report from the "Melanoma research: a bridge from Naples to the world. Napoli, December 5th-6th 2011".  Journal of Translational Medicine, 1083
  3. Grossmann KF, Colman H, Akerley WA, Glantz M, Matsuoko Y, Beelen AP, Yu M, De Groot JF, Aiken RD, Olsen JJ, Evans BA, Jensen R(2012)Phase I trial of verubulin (MPC-6827) plus carboplatin in patients with relapsed glioblastoma multiforme.  Journal of Neuro-Oncology, 110(2),257-64
  4. Rai K, Sarkar S, Broadbent TJ, Voas M, Grossmann KF, Nadauld LD, Dehghanizadeh S, Hagos FT, Li Y, Toth RK, Chidester S, Bahr TM, Johnson WE, Sklow B, Burt R, Cairns BR, Jones D(2010)DNA demethylase activity maintains intestinal cells in an undifferentiated state following loss of APC.  Cell, 142(6),930-42
  5. Grossmann KF, Ward AM, Matkovic ME, Folias AE, Moses R(2001)S. cerevisiae has three pathways for DNA interstrand crosslink repair.  Mutation Research, 487(3-4),73-83
  6. Grossmann KF, Ward AM, Moses R(2000)Saccharomyces cerevisiae lacking Snm1, Rev3 or Rad51 have a normal S-phase but arrest permanently in G2 after cisplatin treatment.  Mutation Research, 461(1),1-13
  7. Grossmann KF, Brown JC, Moses R(1999)Cisplatin DNA cross-links do not inhibit S-phase and cause only a G2/M arrest in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.  Mutation Research, 434(1),29-39


  1. Grossmann AH, Grossmann KF, Wallander M(2012)Molecular testing in malignant melanoma.  Diagnostic Cytopathology, 40(6),503-10


  1. Grossmann K(2000)DNA repair and cell cycle checkpoints in response to DNA crosslinking agents in S. cerevisiae. PhD Dissertation  ,
  2. Grossmann K(1994)Genomic imprinting in Drosophila Melanogaster. Undergraduate Senior Thesis  ,


  1. Chmielowski B, Hamid O, Minor DR, D'Angelo SP, Pennock GK, Grossmann KF, Ascierto PA, Daud A, Dummer R, Hodi FS, Lebbé S, Robert C, Sosman JA, Yang A, Lambert A, Weber J(2013)A phase 3 open-label study of nivolumab (anti-PD-1; BMS-936558; ONO-4538) vs investigator’s choice in advanced melanoma patients progressing post anti-CTLA-4 therapy. Abstract #112577. Poster Presentation ASCO Annual Meeting (May 31 - June 4, 2013)  ,
  2. Grossmann KF, Infante JR, LoRusso PM, Sharma S, Blackman SC, Carson SW, Krachey EC, Nebot N, Ouellet D, Gordon M(2012)Effects of a high-fat meal on the pharmacokinetics of orally administered GSK2118436 in patients with BRAF mutation-positive tumors. Abstract Number 3766. Poster Presentation AACR Annual Meeting 4/4/2012 Chicago IL  , 72:3766doi:10.1158/153
  3. Grossmann KF, Ward JH, Akerley WL, Glantz MJ, De Groot JF, Aiken R, Olson JJ, Matsuoka Y, Yu MK, Jensen R(2010)A clinical study investigating MPC-6827 with carboplatin in the treatment of patients with relapsed glioblastoma multiforme.Poster presentation ASCO Annual Meeting 6/5/2010  , 282095
  4. Grossmann KF, Ward AM, Moses R(2000)Mutants in two DNA polymerases, REV3 and RAD30 differ in cross-link repair  ,
  5. Grossmann KF, Bruun DA, Brown JC, Moses R(1998)The human SNM1 orthologue does not correct a yeast snm1mutant  , 63(4),2102
  6. Grossmann KF, Hejna JA, Moses R(1996)The Fanconi Anemia Group C Gene Shares a Conserved Domain with MEC1  , 59(4),2138


  1. Terakedis BE, Anker CJ, Bowen GM, Andtbacka RHI, Sause WT, Grossmann KF, BowlesTL, Leachman SA, Noyes RD, Hitchcock YJ, Shrieve D(2012)Patterns of failure and predictors of outcome in cutaneous malignant melanoma of the scalp  ,


  1. Grossmann KF, Ward AM, Moses R(2000)Cisplatin DNA damage and the cell cycle in S. cerevisiae  ,
  2. Grossmann KF, Ward AM, Matkovic ME, Moses R(1999)Cisplatin DNA cross-links: cell cycle arrest and repair in S. cerevisiae  ,
  3. Grossmann KF, Ward AM, Moses R(1999)DNA Repair and Cell Cycle Checkpoints in Response to Crosslinks in Fanconi Anemia and S. cerevisiae.  ,
  4. Grossmann KF, Ward AM, Matkovic ME, Moses R(1999)The effects of DNA crosslinks on cell cycle progression in S. cerevisiae  ,
  5. Grossmann K(1998)Cell Cycle Checkpoints and Crosslink Repair in the Yeast S. cerevisiae  ,
  6. Grossmann KF, Bruun DA, Brown JC, Moses R(1998)SNM1, a yeast mutant specifically sensitive to DNA crosslinks, is not corrected by overexpression of the human SNM1 cDNA  ,
  7. Grossmann K(1997)The effects of Cisplatin on Gene Expression and the Cell Cycle Checkpoints of Saccharomyces cerevisiae  ,

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