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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

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 61
  1. 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 Aug 08. View in PubMed
  2. 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 May 07. View in PubMed
  3. 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 Apr 25. View in PubMed
  4. 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. 2018 02; 42(2):431-436. View in PubMed
  5. Asban A, Kluijfhout WP, Drake FT, Beninato T, Wang E, Chomsky-Higgins K, Shen WT, Gosnell JE, Suh I, Duh QY. Trends of genetic screening in patients with pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma: 15-year experience in a high-volume tertiary referral center. J Surg Oncol. 2018 Jan 08. View in PubMed
  6. Gosnell JE, Duh QY. Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma-We Should Do Better. JAMA Surg. 2018 Jan 01; 153(1):59. View in PubMed
  7. Chomsky-Higgins K, Seib C, Rochefort H, Gosnell J, Shen WT, Kahn JG, Duh QY, Suh I. Less is more: cost-effectiveness analysis of surveillance strategies for small, nonfunctional, radiographically benign adrenal incidentalomas. Surgery. 2018 Jan; 163(1):197-204. View in PubMed
  8. Beninato T, Kluijfhout WP, Drake FT, Khanafshar E, Gosnell JE, Shen WT, Duh QY, Suh I. Squamous differentiation in papillary thyroid carcinoma: a rare feature of aggressive disease. J Surg Res. 2018 Mar; 223:39-45. View in PubMed
  9. 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. 2017 Oct 11. View in PubMed
  10. Duh QY, Gosnell JE. Improvement of TNM Staging for Medullary Thyroid Cancer. JAMA Surg. 2017 Sep 01; 152(9):876-877. View in PubMed
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