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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.
In its most recent survey, U.S. News in collaboration with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. listed twenty-five (25) surgeons in the UCSF Department of Surgery, nearly one-third (1/3) of the clinical faculty, on the list of U.S. News "Top Doctors". The list, compiled from the opinion of colleagues, denotes the top 10% of physicians within a region practicing a given specialty. Fifteen of the 25 department surgeons were also named by their peers to the list of America's Top Doctors (ATD), a distinction reserved for the top 1% of physicians in the nation for that specialty. The listings are published online at U.S. News. The group rankings are intended to guide patients in selecting a doctor and physicians in making specialty referrals.
Orlo H. Clark, M.D., former Chief of Surgery at UCSF Mount Zion, and his surgical colleagues Quan-Yang Duh, M.D., Wen T. Shen, M.D., and Jessica Gosnell, M.D. are leading efforts to identify molecular markers in biopsy tissue as the number of thyroid cases continue rise in the U.S.