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Jennifer Grandis



About me

Dr. Jennifer Grandis is an otolaryngologist and associate vice chancellor for clinical and translational research at UCSF. She directs the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, which provides resources and builds partnerships to facilitate more efficient and effective research, with the goal of improving individual and community health.

Grandis' research focuses on improving treatment strategies for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, a type of cancer. She develops targeted approaches to therapy in the laboratory and carries out innovative clinical trials to evaluate them.

Grandis earned her medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where she also completed a residency in surgery, a residency in otolaryngology and a fellowship in infectious diseases. Prior to joining UCSF, she led the University of Pittsburgh's head and neck cancer program.

Grandis is an American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professor and a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, Association of American Physicians and National Academy of Medicine. She has published more than 260 peer-reviewed articles and has contributed to more than 50 review articles (summaries of scholarly research) and book chapters. She holds the UCSF Robert K. Werbe Distinguished Professorship in Head and Neck Cancer.

  • Education

    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 1987

  • Residencies

    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Surgery, 1988

    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Otolaryngology, 1993

  • Fellowships

    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Infectious Diseases, 1992

  • Academic Title


Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Clinic

2380 Sutter St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115

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Overall Experience
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People said I'd be lucky to get 5 minutes with a doctor at UCSF whom I didn't know and from whom I sought a second opinion. The reverse was true! Dr. Grandis was not only knowledgeable and sympathetic to my problem she spent 45 min. to an hour helping me understand that I did have options and that I could pursue a fresh approach. Somehow she mixed professionalism with easy friendliness a rare quailty.
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
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Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
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Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
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Knew the important information about your medical history
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The provider showed respect for what you had to say
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The provider spent enough time with me
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