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Jeffrey L. Wolf



Dr. Jeffrey L. Wolf is a hematologist with expertise in cancers of the bone marrow and blood, as well as in bone marrow transplantation to treat these cancers. His primary focus in both patient care and research is myeloma, the second most common blood cancer. He directs UCSF's Multiple Myeloma Program and the Stephen and Nancy Grand Multiple Myeloma Translational Initiative – a program to support the development of better treatments – at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Wolf's current research interests are in measuring minimal residual disease in patients who have undergone successful treatment for myeloma, as the results are useful in predicting long-term survival.

Wolf earned his medical degree at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and completed a residency in medicine at the University of California, San Diego. He completed a fellowship in hematology and oncology at UCSF, followed by a bone marrow transplantation rotation at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

In 1979, Wolf helped establish the bone marrow transplant program at the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center in Duarte, California. In 1984, he helped establish the first bone marrow transplant unit based at a community hospital in the United States, at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Berkeley. He joined UCSF in 2007.

  • Education

    University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, 1972

  • Residencies

    UC San Diego Medical Center, Medicine, 1976

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Hematology-Oncology, 1979

  • Board Certifications

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Hematology, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title


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    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    279 Ratings
    About our process
    Feb 28, 2023
    Best experience ever
    Feb 25, 2023
    Dr. Wolf is an amazing doctor I am so grateful that he is my doc
    Feb 23, 2023
    Very good experience
    Feb 21, 2023
    Dr. Wolf is a great doctor he shows deep concern for his patients. Answers all my questions. I really trust his knowledge.
    Feb 18, 2023
    Dr. Wolf is top notch top draw absolutely the best doctor I have ever had
    Feb 11, 2023
    Dr Wolf is an amazing Dr. Who truly cares about his work and patients
    Feb 09, 2023
    I am very grateful for and totally satisfied with the care I am receiving
    Feb 04, 2023
    I consider myself lucky to have some one of Dr Wolf's experience and personality to help me on my journey!
    Jan 14, 2023
    I am so fortunate to have Dr Wolf as my primary oncologist. I feel I'm getting the best possible care available
    Jan 13, 2023
    Good experience
    Jan 09, 2023
    Jan 08, 2023
    Just feeling rushed and that he needed to move on as he had other patients were waiting
    Jan 07, 2023
    Respect for Dr Wolf
    Nov 24, 2022
    Truly gracious and kind man dr. Wolf.. His knowledge and confidence is a great comfort
    Nov 15, 2022
    Outstanding overall
    Nov 12, 2022
    My blood test results are not improving and Dr Wolf is on top of everything he suggests that if counts continue there might be treatment in my future. He discussed it with me and I feel very secure with his lead. He is the best doctor I've ever had.
    Nov 11, 2022
    Care provider left most of the appointment to a new fellow who knew nothing about the disease. Care provider did not remember meeting me at a previous visit. Which is understandable but I think they should have reviewed notes from the previous visit and realized that. Also they gave me information that was different from previous visit. I left somewhat confused.
    Nov 04, 2022
    Dr Wolf is a doctor you can trust. Very friendly and easy to ask him any question I have in mind.
    Oct 30, 2022
    Dr. Wolf is one of the most amazing doctors I'm very thankful. He explains treatments so well and answers my questions and concerns. He is very kind and helpful.
    Oct 27, 2022
    Excellent care provider
    Oct 19, 2022
    Dr. Wolf has exceptional ability to explain my medical situation and established a very good rapport with me my wife and my son. We came for a second opinion and left concluding that we want him to be our lead doctor.
    Sep 28, 2022
    My initial meeting with Dr. Wolf demonstrated his consummate professionalism. He communicated a complex topic to a layman answered all my questions and brought me some calm in a trying time.
    Sep 28, 2022
    Absolutely would recommend
    Aug 11, 2022
    Excellent care provider
    Aug 05, 2022
    Speaking with Dr. Wolf is like talking to an old friend who really cares about your situation and what the future holds
    Jul 20, 2022
    Exceptional "bedside manner". Seemed aware of earlier communication problems & went out of his way to build my confidence and prevent future confusion.
    May 18, 2022
    Apr 29, 2022
    Dr. Wolf is incredible!! During the telephone visit he reviewed my records and gave me concrete advice. He asked for additional medical records and after I emailed them he made a follow-up call to me with additional recommendations. Dr. Wolf rocks!!!
    Apr 16, 2022
    All relevant points relating to my treatment are discussed at each visit.
    Feb 12, 2022
    Dr Jeff Wolf was very intelligent and simply very kind. He treated me the way I would have wanted to treat a patient.I am surgeon so I mean that sincerely
    Jan 15, 2022
    When I said that I am not contacted about results of lab work it all comes in through the portal so it's not really a problem that they don't contact me directly.
    Jan 13, 2022
    Overall the provider is very courteous and easy to talk to
    Dec 21, 2021
    Could not have been better
    Oct 03, 2021
    Great doctor with good care and advices
    Aug 20, 2021
    I recommend Jeffrey Wolf to everyone.
    Aug 20, 2021
    Dr. Wolf and his team are world class in all respects. I am so very grateful Dr. Wolf is my doctor.
    Jul 20, 2021
    Call was short late and seemed very distracted.
    Jul 16, 2021
    Dr. Wolf is the best doctor I have ever had.
    Jul 15, 2021
    Could not be any better
    Jul 12, 2021
    I am very satisfied with the care I'm getting
    Jul 04, 2021
    Dr Wolf always shows concerns and caring about my health and treatments
    Jul 03, 2021
    Outstanding doctor Very caring kind and empathetic
    Jul 02, 2021
    All critical information relayed perfectly/ just because he seemed to be on a tight schedule there was relatively little relaxed time to ask other questions. In the end the visit info was reassuring especially from Dr Wolf
    Jun 30, 2021
    I am assuming you are referring to Dr. Wolf (hematology) here. He is the finest most caring and knowledgable doctor I have ever had the pleasure of knowing and working with. He has the (rare) ability to put a patient at ease within around ten seconds of entering the room. Best "bedside manner" or empathy or confidence in the patient that I have ever come across. A human being of immense heart and concern for his patients. Best explanations of difficult topics (for laypeople) that I have seen. As a university professor myself for 32 years I can only imagine that his teaching skills are off the charts. I feel that I am in the (THE) best place in the country to bring my multiple myeloma under control and my trust in my doctor is absolute and I consider myself extremely lucky. We conductors are usually sparing of compliments (alas) but in this case I can't say enough about Dr. Wolf and none of it is hyperbole!
    Jun 23, 2021
    best provider I have ever had communication was always good kept me up to date on my health concerns always thought it was just amazing how Dr.Wolf seemed to get his co workers to rally around him and seem to perform at their best your lucky to have him just like I was.
    Jun 16, 2021
    outstanding experience
    Jun 03, 2021
    there were no delays and the appointment started on time
    Apr 23, 2021
    great MD--lucky to have him be available to me!!
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