Mark Valentine, MD, PhD
Undergraduate School: BYU
Medical School: Washington University in St Louis
PubMed name(s): Mark C Valentine
Why did you choose WashU for your residency?
I chose Wash U for residency because I love the patients, the faculty, the residents and everyone else in the program.
What do you like best about being a resident at WashU?
I am thrilled to spend four years training here and working with the same people who showed me what a great field ObGyn truly is.
What are your career goals/interests/fellowship plans?
Currently I am planning to do a fellowship in gynecologic oncology so that I can treat these cancers and hopefully continue my research in cancer genetics.
Hometown: Denver, CO
What do you do outside of work?
When I am not in the lab or the hospital, I enjoy time with my partner and our son, traveling, eating, drinking, spending time outside, oxford commas, and enjoying great music.
I worked here for a few years before I joined the combined MD PhD program at Wash U. During my PhD, I studied the genetic factors that predispose some babies to develop leukemia at a very early age, often before birth. I also worked on a pluripotent stem cell model of hematopoiesis to test out the genetic factors that I found.