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Jessica Gosnell, M.D.

Jessica Gosnell, M.D.

Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of General Surgery
Associate Director, UCSF Surgery Clerkship Program


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

Jessica Gosnell, M.D. is an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of General Surgery. Dr. Gosnell earned her BA in Biology and French Studies at Wellesley College, and her medical degree at the University of Washington in Seattle. She then completed a residency in general surgery at the UCSF-East Bay program. She received a Gastrointestinal Research Training Grant from the National Institutes of Health as a research fellow at San Francisco General Hospital (now Zuckerberg San Francisco General). She thereafter was appointed the TS Reeve International Fellow in Endocrine Surgery at the University of Sydney in Australia, later joining the Department of Surgery faculty at UCSF.

Dr. Gosnell's clinical practice in endocrine surgery focuses on diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands. She is one of the founding members of the Acute Surgical Case Service at Parnassus. She is also the Director of the Endocrine Surgery Parathyroid Cryopreservation and Autotransplantation Lab. In her research, Dr. Gosnell studies new treatments for thyroid cancer through translational work and clinical trials, with a particular focus on multiple endocrine neoplasia and medullary thyroid cancer.

Dr. Gosnell is also Associate Surgery Clerkship Director to which she brings a wealth of experience in mentorship and surgical education. As a resident, she received the Hunicutt Resident Award for Excellence in Teaching for two consecutive years. In 2019, she was the recipient of the Haile T Debas Academy of Medical Educators teaching award. She was a longtime PISCES preceptor before becoming a UCSF School of Medicine Bridges Coach in 2016. As clinical educators, Coaches provide formal instruction in clinical skills as well as mentorship and support to a small group of students throughout their medical school curriculum.

Most recent publications from a total of 75
  1. Kim J, Gosnell JE, Roman SA. Geographic influences in the global rise of thyroid cancer. Nat Rev Endocrinol. 2020 Jan; 16(1):17-29. View in PubMed
  2. Suh I, Viscardi C, Chen Y, Nwaogu I, Sukpanich R, Gosnell JE, Shen WT, Seib CD, Duh QY. Technical Innovation in Transoral Endoscopic Endocrine Surgery: A Modified "Scarless" Technique. J Surg Res. 2019 11; 243:123-129. View in PubMed
  3. Sukpanich R, Khanafshar E, Suh I, Gosnell J. Case report of a neuroendocrine tumor of the thyroid gland with limited calcitonin expression: a diagnostic challenge. AME Case Rep. 2019; 3:12. View in PubMed
  4. Chen Y, Nwaogu I, Chomsky-Higgins K, Gosnell JE, Seib C, Shen WT, Duh QY, Suh I. Postoperative Pain and Opioid Use After Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery-A Pilot, Prospective SMS-Based Survey. J Surg Res. 2019 08; 240:236-240. View in PubMed
  5. Drake FT, Beninato T, Xiong MX, Shah NV, Kluijfhout WP, Feeney T, Suh I, Gosnell JE, Shen WT, Duh QY. Laparoscopic adrenalectomy for metastatic disease: Retrospective cohort with long-term, comprehensive follow-up. Surgery. 2019 05; 165(5):958-964. View in PubMed
  6. Chen Y, Chomsky-Higgins K, Nwaogu I, Gosnell JE, Seib C, Shen WT, Suh I, Duh QY. Trends in Adrenal Surgery-The Changing Nature of Tumors and Patients. J Surg Res. 2019 04; 236:129-133. View in PubMed
  7. Chen Y, Scholten A, Chomsky-Higgins K, Nwaogu I, Gosnell JE, Seib C, Shen WT, Suh I, Duh QY. Risk Factors Associated With Perioperative Complications and Prolonged Length of Stay After Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy. JAMA Surg. 2018 11 01; 153(11):1036-1041. View in PubMed
  8. Seib CD, Chomsky-Higgins K, Gosnell JE, Shen WT, Suh I, Duh QY, Finlayson E. Patient Frailty Should Be Used to Individualize Treatment Decisions in Primary Hyperparathyroidism. World J Surg. 2018 10; 42(10):3215-3222. View in PubMed
  9. Chen Y, Chomsky-Higgins K, Nwaogu I, Seib CD, Gosnell JE, Shen WT, Duh QY, Suh I. Hidden in Plain Sight: Transoral and Submental Thyroidectomy as a Compelling Alternative to "Scarless" Thyroidectomy. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2018 Nov; 28(11):1374-1377. View in PubMed
  10. Seib CD, Rochefort H, Chomsky-Higgins K, Gosnell JE, Suh I, Shen WT, Duh QY, Finlayson E. Association of Patient Frailty With Increased Morbidity After Common Ambulatory General Surgery Operations. JAMA Surg. 2018 02 01; 153(2):160-168. View in PubMed
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