Jessica Gosnell, MD

Endocrine surgeon

Dr. Jessica Gosnell is a surgeon who specializes in treating endocrine glands, particularly the thyroid and parathyroid. In her research, she studies new treatments for thyroid cancer and is involved in several clinical trials.

She 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. Gosnell is an associate professor of surgery at UCSF.


Endocrine Surgery and Oncology Clinic
1600 Divisadero St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-7687
Fax: (415) 353-7781

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

Conditions & Treatments

Board Certification

Surgery, American Board of Surgery

Academic Title

Associate Professor

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University of Washington School of Medicine 1995


UCSF Medical Center, General Surgery 2002


Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Endocrine Surgery 2003

Selected Research and Publications

  1. 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.
  2. 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. 2017 Sep 19.
  3. Duh QY, Gosnell JE. Improvement of TNM Staging for Medullary Thyroid Cancer. JAMA Surg. 2017 Sep 01; 152(9):876-877.
  4. Kluijfhout WP, Pasternak JD, Gosnell JE, Shen WT, Duh QY, Vriens MR, de Keizer B, Hope TA, Glastonbury CM, Pampaloni MH, Suh I. 18F Fluorocholine PET/MR Imaging in Patients with Primary Hyperparathyroidism and Inconclusive Conventional Imaging: A Prospective Pilot Study. Radiology. 2017 Aug; 284(2):460-467.
  5. Kluijfhout WP, Drake FT, Pasternak JD, Beninato T, Mitmaker EJ, Gosnell JE, Shen WT, Suh I, Freise CE, Duh QY. De novo thyroid cancer following solid organ transplantation-A 25-year experience at a high-volume institution with a review of the literature. J Surg Oncol. 2017 Feb; 115(2):105-108.
  6. Kluijfhout WP, Pasternak JD, Beninato T, Drake FT, Gosnell JE, Shen WT, Duh QY, Allen IE, Vriens MR, de Keizer B, Hope TA, Suh I. Diagnostic performance of computed tomography for parathyroid adenoma localization; a systematic review and meta-analysis. Eur J Radiol. 2017 Mar; 88:117-128.
  7. Kluijfhout WP, Beninato T, Drake FT, Vriens MR, Gosnell J, Shen WT, Suh I, Liu C, Duh QY. Unilateral Clearance for Primary Hyperparathyroidism in Selected Patients with Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1. World J Surg. 2016 Dec; 40(12):2964-2969.
  8. Beninato T, Kluijfhout WP, Drake FT, Lim J, Kwon JS, Xiong M, Shen WT, Gosnell JE, Liu C, Suh I, Duh QY. Resection of Pheochromocytoma Improves Diabetes Mellitus in the Majority of Patients. Ann Surg Oncol. 2017 May; 24(5):1208-1213.
  9. Kluijfhout WP, Pasternak JD, Drake FT, Beninato T, Shen WT, Gosnell JE, Suh I, C L, Duh QY. Application of the new American Thyroid Association guidelines leads to a substantial rate of completion total thyroidectomy to enable adjuvant radioactive iodine. Surgery. 2017 Jan; 161(1):127-133.
  10. Venkatesh S, Pasternak JD, Beninato T, Drake FT, Kluijfhout WP, Liu C, Gosnell JE, Shen WT, Clark OH, Duh QY, Suh I. Cost-effectiveness of active surveillance versus hemithyroidectomy for micropapillary thyroid cancer. Surgery. 2017 Jan; 161(1):116-126.
  11. Applewhite MK, White MG, Xiong M, Pasternak JD, Abdulrasool L, Ogawa L, Suh I, Gosnell JE, Kaplan EL, Duh QY, Angelos P, Shen WT, Grogan RH. Incidence, Risk Factors, and Clinical Outcomes of Incidental Parathyroidectomy During Thyroid Surgery. Ann Surg Oncol. 2016 Dec; 23(13):4310-4315.
  13. Cox C, Chen Y, Cress R, Semrad AM, Semrad T, Gosnell JE, Campbell MJ. Are there disparities in the presentation, treatment and outcomes of patients diagnosed with medullary thyroid cancer?-An analysis of 634 patients from the California Cancer Registry. Gland Surg. 2016 Aug; 5(4):398-404.
  14. Kluijfhout WP, Pasternak JD, Lim J, Kwon JS, Vriens MR, Clark OH, Shen WT, Gosnell JE, Suh I, Duh QY. Frequency of High-Risk Characteristics Requiring Total Thyroidectomy for 1-4?cm Well-Differentiated Thyroid Cancer. Thyroid. 2016 Jun; 26(6):820-4.
  15. Kluijfhout WP, Pasternak JD, Drake FT, Beninato T, Gosnell JE, Shen WT, Duh QY, Allen IE, Vriens MR, de Keizer B, Pampaloni MH, Suh I. Use of PET tracers for parathyroid localization: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Langenbecks Arch Surg. 2016 Nov; 401(7):925-935.
  16. Kluijfhout WP, Pasternak JD, Kwon JS, Lim J, Shen WT, Gosnell JE, Khanafshar E, Duh QY, Suh I. Microscopic Positive Tumor Margin Does Not Increase the Risk of Recurrence in Patients with T1-T2 Well-Differentiated Thyroid Cancer. Ann Surg Oncol. 2016 May; 23(5):1446-51.
  17. Pasternak JD, Epelboym I, Seiser N, Wingo M, Herman M, Cowan V, Gosnell JE, Shen WT, Kerlan RK, Lee JA, Duh QY, Suh I. Diagnostic utility of data from adrenal venous sampling for primary aldosteronism despite failed cannulation of the right adrenal vein. Surgery. 2016 Jan; 159(1):267-73.
  18. Pasternak JD, Seib CD, Seiser N, Tyrell JB, Liu C, Cisco RM, Gosnell JE, Shen WT, Suh I, Duh QY. Differences Between Bilateral Adrenal Incidentalomas and Unilateral Lesions. JAMA Surg. 2015 Oct; 150(10):974-8.
  19. Campbell MJ, Seib CD, Candell L, Gosnell JE, Duh QY, Clark OH, Shen WT. The underestimated risk of cancer in patients with multinodular goiters after a benign fine needle aspiration. World J Surg. 2015 Mar; 39(3):695-700.
  20. Wu MH, Shen WT, Gosnell J, Duh QY. Prognostic significance of extranodal extension of regional lymph node metastasis in papillary thyroid cancer. Head Neck. 2015 Sep; 37(9):1336-43.

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