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Jessica Gosnell, M.D.

Jessica Gosnell, M.D.

Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of General Surgery

Contact Information

Campus Box 1674
University of California, San Francisco
1600 Divisadero Street
San Francisco, CA 94143-1674
Clinic:   (415) 353-7687
Fax:    (415) 353-7781
Jessica.Gosnell@ucsf.edu

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  • 1986-1990 Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, BA Biology, French Studies
  • 1990-1995 University of Washington, Seattle, WA, M.D. Medicine
  • 1995-2002 University of California, San Francisco-East Bay, Resident, Surgery
  • 1998-2000  Surgical Research Lab, SFGH, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • 2002-2003 University of Sydney, Sydney Australia, TS Reeve Fellow in Endocrine Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery, 2004
  • Adrenal Tumors
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Adrenocortical Carcinoma
  • Conn's Syndrome
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Multinodular Goiter
  • Neuroendocrine  (Islet Cell) Tumors
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodules
  • Thyroidectomy

Dr. Jessica Gosnell is a surgeon who specializes in treating endocrine glands, particularly the thyroid and parathyroid. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of General Surgery at the UCSF. In addition to her clinical, Dr. Gosnell is involved in several phase II clinical trials evaluating novel treatments for thyroid cancer. 

Dr. Gosnell earned a medical degree at the University of Washington in Seattle and completed a residency in general surgery at UCSF, where she received the Hunicutt Resident Award for Excellence in Teaching for two years. She also received a Gastrointestinal Research Training Grant from the National Institutes of Health as a research fellow at San Francisco General Hospital and completed a fellowship in endocrine surgery at the University of Sydney in Australia. 

Dr. Gosnell is one of the founding members of the General Surgery Hospitalist and Consult Service at the Parnassus Campus and pursues clinical and research interests in Endocrine Surgery. During her residence in General Surgery under the tutelage of Dr. Claude H. Organ, Dr. Gosnell received the Hunicutt Resident Award for Excellence in Teaching for two years. She was also awarded a National Institute of Health Gastrointestinal Research Training Grant, and published many peer-reviewed articles on the hepatic response to stress and gram negative septicemia during her two years at the San Francisco General laboratory. Highly respected by her peers, Dr. Gosnell was named to the list of U.S. News "Top Doctors," which denotes the top 10% of physicians within a region practicing a given specialty.

Dr. Gosnell was awarded an international fellowship as the TS Reeve Endocrine Surgery Fellow in Sydney, Australia, and directed the Endocrine Surgical program at the UCSF-San Mateo medical center section.

Most recent publications from a total of 58
  1. Chomsky-Higgins KH, Rochefort HM, Seib CD, Gosnell JE, Shen WT, Duh QY, Suh I. Recombinant Parathyroid Hormone Versus Usual Care: Do the Outcomes Justify the Cost? World J Surg. 2017 Sep 19. View in PubMed
  2. Duh QY, Gosnell JE. Improvement of TNM Staging for Medullary Thyroid Cancer. JAMA Surg. 2017 Sep 01; 152(9):876-877. View in PubMed
  3. Kluijfhout WP, Drake FT, Pasternak JD, Beninato T, Mitmaker EJ, Gosnell JE, Shen WT, Suh I, Freise CE, Duh QY. De novo thyroid cancer following solid organ transplantation-A 25-year experience at a high-volume institution with a review of the literature. J Surg Oncol. 2017 Feb; 115(2):105-108. View in PubMed
  4. Kluijfhout WP, Pasternak JD, Beninato T, Drake FT, Gosnell JE, Shen WT, Duh QY, Allen IE, Vriens MR, de Keizer B, Hope TA, Suh I. Diagnostic performance of computed tomography for parathyroid adenoma localization; a systematic review and meta-analysis. Eur J Radiol. 2017 Mar; 88:117-128. View in PubMed
  5. Kluijfhout WP, Beninato T, Drake FT, Vriens MR, Gosnell J, Shen WT, Suh I, Liu C, Duh QY. Unilateral Clearance for Primary Hyperparathyroidism in Selected Patients with Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1. World J Surg. 2016 Dec; 40(12):2964-2969. View in PubMed
  6. Beninato T, Kluijfhout WP, Drake FT, Lim J, Kwon JS, Xiong M, Shen WT, Gosnell JE, Liu C, Suh I, Duh QY. Resection of Pheochromocytoma Improves Diabetes Mellitus in the Majority of Patients. Ann Surg Oncol. 2017 May; 24(5):1208-1213. View in PubMed
  7. Kluijfhout WP, Pasternak JD, Drake FT, Beninato T, Shen WT, Gosnell JE, Suh I, C L, Duh QY. Application of the new American Thyroid Association guidelines leads to a substantial rate of completion total thyroidectomy to enable adjuvant radioactive iodine. Surgery. 2017 Jan; 161(1):127-133. View in PubMed
  8. Venkatesh S, Pasternak JD, Beninato T, Drake FT, Kluijfhout WP, Liu C, Gosnell JE, Shen WT, Clark OH, Duh QY, Suh I. Cost-effectiveness of active surveillance versus hemithyroidectomy for micropapillary thyroid cancer. Surgery. 2017 Jan; 161(1):116-126. View in PubMed
  9. Applewhite MK, White MG, Xiong M, Pasternak JD, Abdulrasool L, Ogawa L, Suh I, Gosnell JE, Kaplan EL, Duh QY, Angelos P, Shen WT, Grogan RH. Incidence, Risk Factors, and Clinical Outcomes of Incidental Parathyroidectomy During Thyroid Surgery. Ann Surg Oncol. 2016 Dec; 23(13):4310-4315. View in PubMed
  10. Livhits MJ, Pasternak JD, Xiong M, Li N, Gosnell JE, Yeh MW, Chiu HK. PRE-ABLATION THYROGLOBULIN AND THYROGLOBULIN TO THYROID-STIMULATING HORMONE RATIO MAY BE ASSOCIATED WITH PULMONARY METASTASES IN CHILDREN WITH DIFFERENTIATED THYROID CANCER. Endocr Pract. 2016 Nov; 22(11):1259-1266. View in PubMed
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