Dean H. Gesme, Jr. MD, FACP, FACPE

Dean Gesme, MD, FACP, FACPE

Primary Location

Plymouth WestHealth Clinic
2805 Campus Drive, Suite 105
Plymouth, Minnesota 55441
(763) 519-7440

Physician Introductory Video


Areas of Special Interest

  • Breast Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Malignancies
  • Lung Cancer
  • Tumors of the Head and Neck


Compassionate care for all with an emphasis on enhanced quality of life.

Academic Honors & Professional Achievements

  • Past President, Iowa Oncology Society
  • Board Member and Chair, National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS)
  • Board Member, American Cancer Society, Midwest Division
  • Post Doctoral Associate in Medical Oncology, University of Minnesota


  • Dr. Gesme is a prolific author who has published research and contributed topical articles to a wide range of professional journals and textbooks
  • Assistant Principle Investigator, Cedar Rapids Oncology Project, 1987 to present
  • Principle Investigator of NCCTG Protocol 88-24-52, Phase III study of Amonafide vs. Trimetrexate in Treatment of Stage IV Non-small Cell Lung Cancer.


Dr. Gesme and his wife Laura have three daughters and four grandchildren. In his leisure time, he enjoys reading, biking, tennis and music – when not playing with the grandchildren! He serves on the board of several community arts and charitable organizations.

Medical School

University of Iowa College of Medicine


Internal Medicine, US Public Health Service Hospital, San Francisco, CA


Medical Oncology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Board Certification

  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology
  • Certified Physician Executive (CPE)


  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
  • American Society of Hematology (ASH)
  • American College of Physicians (FACP)
  • American College of Physician Executives (FACPE)
  • Member, North Central Cancer Treatment Group (NCCTG)
  • Member, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG)
  • National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP)
  • Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG)
  • Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG)