Marc Basson M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.

Phone: 330.325.6753


  • Dean, College of Medicine
  • Professor of Surgery
  • Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology


  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Michigan
  • Ph.D., experimental pathology, Yale
  • M.B.A., Wayne State University
  • Undergraduate degrees in philosophy of medicine and biomedical sciences, University of Michigan


Before NEOMED, Dr. Basson most recently served as the senior associate dean for medicine and research at the University of North Dakota’s (UND) School of Medicine and Health Sciences, where he was responsible for the medical program, residency and fellowship programs, and the research portfolio. He also served as the principal investigator (PI) for the Dakota Community Collaborative on Translational Activity (DaCCoTA), an NIH-funded consortium that spans five universities and multiple hospitals and clinics across North and South Dakota. Dr. Basson previously held positions at Michigan State University, where he served as chair of surgery, and at Wayne State University as associate chief of staff for surgical services at the Detroit VA Medical Center.

Dr. Basson earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Michigan, a Ph.D. in experimental pathology from Yale, and an M.B.A. from Wayne State University. He also obtained his undergraduate degrees in philosophy of medicine and biomedical sciences at U-M.

Dr. Basson is a practicing general surgeon with a history of innovation in medical education. He has had continuous extramural funding for more than three decades and has published over 300 papers. Current research interests include cell signaling in benign and malignant epithelia and the influence of blood pressure variability on patient outcomes. Dr. Basson is the co-inventor on three filed patents related to focal adhesion kinase (FAK) signaling and is currently developing a series of small molecule FAK activators toward large animal testing and clinical trials to promote gastrointestinal mucosal healing.