Julia Carnevale, MD

Gastrointestinal oncologist

Dr. Julia Carnevale is an oncologist who cares for patients who have gastrointestinal tumors, with particular emphasis on treating gastric, esophageal or pancreatic cancer.

Carnevale's research focuses on using advanced technologies to find new treatments for gastrointestinal tumors. One of her projects is exploring how a genome-editing tool called CRISPR could boost the immune system to attack different kinds of tumors. She is also interested in investigating new treatments for gastrointestinal cancers linked to mutations in specific genes.

Carnevale earned her medical degree at Harvard Medical School, where she graduated cum laude in cancer biology. She came to UCSF for her residency in internal medicine, following the molecular medicine track, which prepares physicians for a career combining laboratory research with patient care. She then completed a fellowship in hematology and oncology at UCSF.

Carnevale belongs to the American Medical Association, American Society of Clinical Oncology and American Association for Cancer Research. She is an instructor in the UCSF Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology.


Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology Clinic
1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-9888
Fax: (415) 353-9931

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

Conditions & Treatments

  • Gastrointestinal Disease

More about Julia Carnevale


Harvard School of Medicine 2011


UCSF, Internal Medicine 2013


UCSF, Hematology and Oncology 2016

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Carnevale J, Rubenstein JL. The Challenge of Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma. Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 2016 Dec; 30(6):1293-1316.
  2. Carnevale J, Ko AH. MM-398 (nanoliposomal irinotecan): emergence of a novel therapy for the treatment of advanced pancreatic cancer. Future Oncol. 2016 Feb; 12(4):453-64.
  3. Carnevale J, Ashworth A. Assessing the Significance of BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutations in Pancreatic Cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2015 Oct 01; 33(28):3080-1.

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