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.