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Jennie Taylor



Dr. Jennie Taylor specializes in caring for adults with primary brain tumors, or tumors that start in the brain. As a member of the UCSF Brain Tumor Research Center, she is involved in developing new treatment strategies, innovative imaging techniques and comprehensive tumor analyses, with the goal of improving outcomes for patients with brain tumors.

Taylor's research interests include analyzing molecular and imaging markers of resistance to current standard treatments for brain tumors. She also focuses on improving quality of life for patients with primary brain tumors as well as for their caregivers.

Taylor earned her medical degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. She completed an internship in medicine and a residency in neurology at the University of Virginia. She completed a fellowship in neuro-oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute while earning a master's degree in public health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Taylor is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, Society for Neuro-Oncology and American Society of Clinical Oncology.

  • Education

    University of Kentucky College of Medicine, 2007

  • Residencies

    University of Virginia Medical Center, Neurology, 2011

  • Fellowships

    Massachusetts General Hospital, Neuro-Oncology, 2012

  • Board Certifications

    Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


"It's a privilege to hold hands with a patient and their families during difficult times."

Where I see patients (1)

    My work

    Unique program supports loved ones caring for patients with brain cancer

    Dr. Taylor serves as co-director of our Neuro-Oncology Gordon Murray Caregiver Program, which supports loved ones caring for patients with brain tumors.

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    226 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 30, 2023
    I'm very grateful for Dr. Taylor's care guidance and excellent judgement where my health is concerned.
    Nov 01, 2023
    Dr. Taylor assessed my medical condition Accurately. And provided and provided information that would help me make decisions about options available.
    Oct 24, 2023
    Dr. Taylor consistently gives me the highest quality care I can imagine.
    Oct 19, 2023
    Dr. Jennie Taylor has been my neuro oncologist for many years and she has been very attentive to my needs. Thanks for all you have done!
    Oct 11, 2023
    Clear information provided. Listened and understood when to be serious and when to add levity to a tough conversation. Super focused on solutions and options.
    Oct 10, 2023
    Hopeful I don't need to refer a nuero oncologist
    Sep 19, 2023
    I feel that Dr. Taylor is a superb oncologist and I am very grateful to be in her care
    Sep 18, 2023
    Our care team was very supportive of our situation.
    Jul 24, 2023
    Dr. Taylor is always honest and open about my status and her recommendations. I have complete trust in her and her excellent judgment and guidance.
    Jul 05, 2023
    The doctor is very attentive. He always listens to our questions and gives clear explanations and recommendations
    Jul 01, 2023
    My options are limited and she did a very good job of explaining why and how.
    Jun 30, 2023
    Dr. Taylor has been excellent in providing clear explanations of MRI's and any questions I may have regarding them.
    May 21, 2023
    Dr. Taylor knows me well and is excellent so far is her knowledge and guidance
    May 19, 2023
    Dr. Taylor was very kind and straight-forward in her explanation about the test results she was showing us.
    Apr 12, 2023
    Dr. Taylor is in my opinion a superb clinician always thorough honest caring good about discussing details and options. However I felt somewhat confused as to her recommendations regarding care from this point and have been worried that there are no options for further care/efforts to prevent or minimize tumor progression or recurrence.
    Mar 23, 2023
    Dr. Taylor is always patient and friendly. I feel I get insight from her and UCSF that is not available where I live.
    Feb 08, 2023
    There was a considerable "disconnect" between Dr. Taylor's comments regarding a recent MRI (and my general physical status) and recommendations she gave me for essentially putting my affairs in order. I was very confused and saddened following the consultation essentially uncertain as to whether I am quickly heading downhill or relatively stable.
    Jan 31, 2023
    Jan 26, 2023
    I am returning to UCSF due to their expertise and professionalism
    Jan 14, 2023
    Care provider is very good from beginning and is the BEST physician to me
    Dec 31, 2022
    I have nothing but good and positive experiences with my care provider
    Dec 25, 2022
    Dr. Taylor always is personable aware connected with my health history and with me personally such that I have total confidence in her judgement and recommendations. I feel she is a superb clinician who truly exhibits empathy and uses her knowledge to benefit me as well as inform me of my status in a realistic and compassionate manner.
    Dec 22, 2022
    Dr. Taylor is a caring compassion and thorough doctor that manages the best care for me.
    Dec 10, 2022
    Great person and doctor
    Dec 06, 2022
    Dr. Taylor is wonderful to work with. Professional knowledgeable and super nice and helpful.
    Nov 09, 2022
    I really trust and enjoy having Dr. Taylor as my care provider.
    Oct 21, 2022
    Dr. Taylor is excellent and very emotionally intelligent; she really listens to me.
    Aug 15, 2022
    Dr. Taylor is so knowledgeable and very easy to talk to. I always look forward to our appointment's.
    Jul 21, 2022
    I am thankful for Dr. Taylor because she's a good Doctor that cares about her patient and patient family too she's a kind of Doctor that has a heart and a very smart one.
    Jul 18, 2022
    Dr Taylor had recommended a medication for me But rather than arranging for it she sent a message to my local oncologist asking that she prescribe it I guess in order to avoid confusion. As things turned out it took nearly 3 days for me to have this prescription in my hands and I was extremely ill during that period. It would have been far better if Dr Taylor might have taken care of arranging the prescription for me at the time of our consultation. Just a suggestion!
    Jul 04, 2022
    Jun 14, 2022
    All good
    Jun 12, 2022
    I must be honest: I was expecting a more detailed description of findings from my surgery and more definite guidance as to what path of treatment (at least first steps) Dr. Taylor feels is best for me. I felt somewhat confused and a little "in the dark" as to what exactly was found and implications of this regarding choice of treatment.
    Jun 04, 2022
    I think Dr Taylor is an incredible Doctor I am thrilled I have her as my Neuro Oncologist!
    Apr 16, 2022
    Dr Taylor is an amazing Doctor and Person
    Mar 05, 2022
    I am receiving the best care I could imagine at UCSF. Dr. Taylor her staff and the staff in radiology are the definition of excellence and empathetic care.
    Feb 27, 2022
    Excellent specialist oncologist for a 2nd opinion
    Feb 05, 2022
    Everything expertly done!