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Jonathan George, M.D., M.P.H.


Dr. Jonathan R. George is a head and neck surgical oncologist specializing in the management of thyroid cancer. His practice encompasses the surgical management of thyroid and parathyroid diseases as well as all malignancies of the head and neck. He is a member of the UCSF Head and Neck Cancer Program, based at UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay in San Francisco.

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

He completed residency training at UCSF Medical Center in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and fellowship training at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology. He was mentored in the management of advanced thyroid cancers by Drs. Gary Clayman and Lisa Orloff, and in the management of advanced head and neck cancers by Drs. Randall Weber and David Eisele. He is a fellow of the American Head and Neck Society and the American Thyroid Association, and is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology.

His academic work focuses on prospective clinical trials to advance targeted treatment of head and neck cancers through UCSF's Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute and the National Cancer Institute-designated UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

George is committed to providing comprehensive, patient-centered care with a focus on excellent outcomes and disease cure. He is available for same-week consultations for all head and neck and thyroid cancer patients. He provides surgeon-performed ultrasound evaluations and same-day biopsies of suspected head and neck tumors. To request an evaluation, please email him directly at or call his clinics, listed below.


Head and Neck Surgery Cancer Clinic
1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 885–7528
Fax: (415) 885–7711

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery
1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 885-7528
Fax: (415) 885-7711

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

More about Jonathan George


Duke University School of Medicine 2008


UCSF Medical Center, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery 2013


M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Advanced Head and Neck Surgical Oncology Fellowship 2014

Selected Research and Publications

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Bissell DM, Roulot D, George J. Transforming growth factor beta and the liver. Hepatology. 2001 Nov; 34(5):859-67.
  5. George J, Wang SS, Sevcsik AM, Sanicola M, Cate RL, Koteliansky VE, Bissell DM. Transforming growth factor-beta initiates wound repair in rat liver through induction of the EIIIA-fibronectin splice isoform. Am J Pathol. 2000 Jan; 156(1):115-24.
  6. George J, Roulot D, Koteliansky VE, Bissell DM. In vivo inhibition of rat stellate cell activation by soluble transforming growth factor beta type II receptor: a potential new therapy for hepatic fibrosis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1999 Oct 26; 96(22):12719-24.

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