David Potter, MD, PhD

420 Delaware ST SE
MMC 480
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

After undergraduate studies in biology at M.I.T., Dr. Potter received M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Johns Hopkins University. He trained in Internal Medicine at Stanford University Medical Center, and in Hematology and Oncology at Tufts-New England Medical Center. He performed post-doctoral studies at the M.I.T. Center for Cancer Research in the laboratory of Dr. Phillip Sharp. He was on the faculty at Tufts University, the Indiana University Cancer Center and moved to the University of Minnesota in 2006, where he is a member of the Breast Cancer Program at the Masonic Cancer Center.


Awards & Recognition

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Tufts University School of Medicine (1999)
  • Walther Prize for Cancer Research, Walther Cancer Institute (2004)
  • Outstanding Clinical Teacher, Inidian University School of Medicine (2004)


Professional Associations

  • Member, American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Member, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Member, American Association for Cancer Research
  • Translational Oncology Course Co-Leader, MSTP/MD, PhD Program Steering Committee
  • Breast ISC Team Leader, Cancer Biology Training Grant Steering Committee


Medical School, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Residency, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA

PhD, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Postdoctoral Fellow, M.I.T. Center for Cancer Research