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    Jonathan George, MD, MPH

    TitleAssistant Professor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    Address550 16th. Street
    San Francisco CA 94158
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      Duke University M.D.School of Medicine2008
      UNC-Chapel HillM.P.H. - EpidemiologySchool of Public Health2008
      UCSF Medical CenterInternshipGeneral Surgery2009
      UCSF Medical CenterResidencyOtolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery2013
      M.D. Anderson Cancer CenterFellowshipHead & Neck Surgical Oncology, Head & Neck Endocrine Surgery 2014
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      Trio2014Triological Society Combined Sections Best Poster Award
      SUO2012 - 2013Society of University Otolaryngologists-Head & Neck Surgeons Travel Grant
      AAOHNSF2012 - 2013American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Leadership Travel Grant
      UCSF2011AHNS Allando J. Ballantyne Resident Research Pilot Grant
      UCSF2010UCSF Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Pilot Grant
      Duke University2008Duke University Alpha Omega Alpha Symposium Best Presentation Awared
      Duke University2008Duke University School of Medicine Research Honors
      Duke University2007Duke University School of Medicine Senior Scholarship Award
      UNC-Chapel Hill2006NIH Kirchstein National Research Training Award (T32)
      UNC-Chapel Hill2005Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship Award

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      Dr. George obtained his M.D. degree from Duke University School of Medicine and his B.A. from Amherst College, both with honors. He received an M.P.H. in H&N cancer epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health. He then completed a two-year clinical and translational research fellowship in head and neck cancer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

      Dr. Jonathan R. George is a surgeon specializing in advanced head & neck cancers at UCSF. His primary areas of focus are advanced thyroid cancer and advanced head & neck melanoma surgery. More broadly, he provides thyroid/parathyroid surgery and head & neck (H&N) cancer surgical care. From an H&N endocrine perspective, his practice offers comprehensive management of thyroid nodules, multinodular goiters, recurrent & locally advanced thyroid cancers, and parathyroid diseases. In melanoma, he provides specialized surgical treatment for H&N melanoma, including wide excision, sentinel lymph node biopsy, and neck dissection, as indicated. As a head and neck surgical oncologist, he offers surgical treatment of all other head and neck cancers, including all upper aerodigestive tract malignancies including throat and oral cancers.

      Dr. George is a member of the American Head and Neck Society and the American Thyroid Association, and is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology. He completed residency training at UCSF Medical Center in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, followed by a fellowship in advanced head and neck surgical oncology and head and neck endocrine surgery at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. In advanced thyroid cancer care, he was personally trained and mentored by master thyroid surgeons Lisa Orloff, MD, and Gary Clayman, DMD, MD. He was fellowship-trained by Randy Weber, MD, and Jeff Myers, MD, master surgeons of head & neck surgical oncology and advanced H&N melanoma surgery, respectively.

      He is a member of the interdisciplinary UCSF Advanced Thyroid Surgery Program as well as the UCSF Head and Neck Oncology Program. His academic research focuses on prospective clinical trials to advance targeted treatment of thyroid and head and neck cancers. He is currently investigating the effects of direct HER2 inhibition in the window of treatment setting in patients with surgically-resectable head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. He is a member of UCSF's Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, where he is personally mentored by CTSI leader Jennifer Grandis, MD.

      Dr. George is committed to providing comprehensive, whole person-centered care with a focus on disease cure and excellent outcomes while maintaining an accessible relationship with each patient. He provides same- or next-week consultations for all thyroid/parathyroid and head and neck cancer patients. He provides surgeon-performed ultrasound evaluations and same-day biopsies of suspected thyroid and head and neck tumors. To request an evaluation, please email him directly at or call his clinic at (415) 885-7308 or (415) 885-7528, fax (415) 885-7711.

      Head & Neck Surgical Oncology
      Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery
      Head & Neck Melanoma Surgery

      Advanced thyroid cancer, ultrasonography, head & neck melanoma surgery, head & neck cancer surgery

      Professional Interests:
      Surgical management of advanced thyroid cancers; simple and complex thyroid & parathyroid diseases; surgical and management of head and neck melanoma and other advanced skin cancers; surgical care of upper aerodigestive tract cancers (oral cavity, oropharynx, hypopharynx, and larynx), salivary gland tumors

      Education and Training:
      • Fellowship: MD Anderson Cancer Center - Head & Neck Surgical Oncology
      • Residency: UCSF Medical Center - Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
      • Internship: UCSF Medical Center - General Surgery
      • Clinical Research Fellowship: UNC - Chapel Hill
      • Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine
      • Undergraduate: Amherst College

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      Advanced Thyroid Cancers; Thyroid & Parathyroid Neoplasms; Head and Neck Cancers: Oral cavity, Oropharynx, Larynx, Hypopharynx; Salivary Gland Neoplasms; Melanoma and non-Melanoma Skin Cancers; Skull Base Malignancies; Transoral Robotic Surgery

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      1. Shugard E, Chen J, Quivey JM, Glastonbury CM, Khanafshar E, Garsa AA, George JR, Yom SS. Does radiation dose matter in thyroid cancer?: Patterns of local-regional failure in recurrent and metastatic well-differentiated thyroid cancers treated with dose-painted intensity-modulated radiation therapy. J Med Imaging Radiat Oncol. 2016 Aug; 60(4):560-7. PMID: 27020481.
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      2. George JR, Henderson YC, Williams MD, Roberts DB, Hei H, Lai SY, Clayman GL. Association of TERT Promoter Mutation, But Not BRAF Mutation, With Increased Mortality in PTC. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2015 Dec; 100(12):E1550-9. PMID: 26461266.
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      3. George JR, Yom SS, Wang SJ. Improved outcomes in adjuvant radiotherapy for oral cavity carcinoma at an academic center: a matched-pair analysis. Laryngoscope. 2014 Jul; 124(7):1603-8. PMID: 24318221.
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      4. George JR, Yom SS, Wang SJ. Combined modality treatment outcomes for head and neck cancer: comparison of postoperative radiation therapy at academic vs nonacademic medical centers. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Nov; 139(11):1118-26. PMID: 24051518.
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      5. Clark AJ, Jahangiri A, Garcia RM, George JR, Sughrue ME, McDermott MW, El-Sayed IH, Aghi MK. Endoscopic surgery for tuberculum sellae meningiomas: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Neurosurg Rev. 2013 Jul; 36(3):349-59. PMID: 23568697.
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