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Jennifer L. Clarke



Dr. Jennifer Clarke is a neuro-oncologist, or brain cancer specialist, at UCSF Medical Center. In particular, she is interested in recurring tumors and in treating tumors with anti-angiogenic agents, which are substances designed to inhibit tumor growth by blocking development of new blood vessels. In her studies at the UCSF Brain Tumor Research Center, she investigates new imaging methods for diagnosing tumors and measuring their response to treatment. She is also interested in quality of life issues for brain tumor patients and their caregivers.

Clarke earned a medical degree at the UCSF School of Medicine, then completed a residency in neurology at UCSF and a fellowship in neuro-oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, American Society of Clinical Oncology and Society for Neuro-Oncology.

  • Education

    UCSF, 2002

  • Residencies

    UCSF Medical Center, Neurology, 2006

  • Fellowships

    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Neuro-Oncology, 2008

  • Academic Title


Where I see patients (1)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    144 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 03, 2023
    Dr Clarke is the best !!!
    Oct 31, 2023
    Dr. Clarke is given 10 stars out of a 5 star criteria. Her knowledge and professional Aloha was one of the reasons I will return to UCSF
    Oct 26, 2023
    Sep 29, 2023
    Dr Clarke is the most efficient and caring doctor I've ever had and I am grateful.
    Sep 27, 2023
    Sep 26, 2023
    She is excellent.
    Sep 21, 2023
    Dr. Clarke is so patient with angering mine and my family's questions. Since day 1 of my care she has held conference calls with my entire family and it still holds true today 7 years later. I'm so blessed she's my doctor!
    Sep 19, 2023
    My experience at UCSF is always A++ experience. Everyone is always so helpful kind and very attentive. Dr. Clarke is amazing which is why I choose to fly in to see her in person.
    Sep 12, 2023
    We are very pleased with Dr Clarke.
    May 09, 2023
    Dr. Clarke answered all my questions and I left comfortable with her answers and future needs.
    Mar 08, 2023
    I always recommend ucsf and my dr.
    Feb 08, 2023
    Dr. Jennifer Clarke is literally a national treasure.
    Feb 07, 2023
    I am secure in knowing that Dr. Clarke has my best interests in mind. She remains professional and caring and attentive to my health care.
    Jan 28, 2023
    I would highly recommend Jennifer Clarke to anyone with the same problem I have. She's very professional and friendly
    Jan 20, 2023
    Dr Clarke is the best example I could show when introducing a doctor to another person
    Jan 18, 2023
    Dr. Jennifer Clarke is highly recommend!
    Jan 12, 2023
    We are so impressed with Dr. Clarke's excellent care.
    Jan 04, 2023
    Excellent thoughtful provider
    Dec 15, 2022
    MyChart can be confusing and daunting. Perhaps too many inputs? Can be confusing for patients who don't know how to interpret the information so readily available.
    Dec 09, 2022
    Dr. Clarke is an amazing doctor! She is extremely knowledgeable and she listens and she cares.
    Dec 08, 2022
    I wrote a Haiku for Dr. Clarke:Living with tumors?There's a perfect solution!Call Jennifer Clarke!
    Dec 08, 2022
    Dr. Clarke is awesome. She has been the primary doctor for follow up on my brain tumor for the past 11 years. She is always supportive and caring.
    Dec 02, 2022
    Dr Clarke was so wonderful personally and professionally.
    Nov 29, 2022
    She was excellent very nice and explained everything very well.
    Oct 25, 2022
    We cannot imagine a better doctor than Dr Clarke. She is fantastic.
    Oct 14, 2022
    It is wonderful to have my oncology visit be a non-stressful experience due to the kindness and personal connection I feel with my care team....I enjoy being able to see Jennifer Clarke on my regularly scheduled visits.
    Aug 25, 2022
    Addressed all side issues that were brought up. Very well rounded care during this chemotherapy
    Aug 11, 2022
    Dr. Clarke is a wonderful provider. I trust her decisions and treatment plans. She listens to me when I ask questions or present ideas outside the box.
    Aug 11, 2022
    Dr Clarke is amazing at all of the above. That is not my experience with other doctors and their offices at UCSF and other networks. Dr Clarke is 5 in each item.
    Aug 09, 2022
    Once again Dr Clarke saved my life
    Aug 02, 2022
    You never want to need a neuro oncologist but she is fantastic and calming and thoughtful
    Jul 26, 2022
    Dr. Clarke allows ample time for me to ask questions and to clarify any comments or any issues that may arise during our Tele visit. I find her equally efficient and resourceful when I ask about secondary services and other items that pertain to my specific situation. She remains very comprehensive and has my best interest each time we meet.
    Jul 22, 2022
    No issues Dr. Clarke is very professional.
    Jul 20, 2022
    Jul 15, 2022
    Not a "bad" Dr. but it does seem that we are watching for tumor growth or scar tissue so that we can then employ the more familiar chemo and/or radiation If growth occurs. Nutrition information is not readily available. I've done a lot of research and may decide to get a certificate In nutrition studies so I can help others. I feel that Neuro-Oncology should do more to prevent tumor growth and scar tissue post-surgery. Nobody has asked me about my diet which I find odd at a "learning hospital".
    Jul 13, 2022
    Dr. Clarke is an amazing care provider on all levels.
    Mar 23, 2022
    I have been seeing Dr. Clarke for 13 years. She and her staff are excellent! Caring respectful and knowledgeable! I feel so lucky and grateful to be her patient!
    Mar 06, 2022
    Dr.Clarke is purely wonderful. She brings not only expertise but also genuine care. She is able to look at an individual and tailors on a case and needs basis understanding that patients are living breathing individuals not simply a work project to pass the day away.
    Mar 01, 2022
    I don't know where I'd be without Dr. Clarke. She has taken amazing care of me.
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    Treatment-emergent adverse events will be graded by National Cancer Institute Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (NCI CTCAE) version 5.0