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Jennifer Grandis



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

Where I see patients (1)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    50 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 24, 2023
    Very nice people
    Apr 20, 2023
    I would have benefited from more warning of what to expect from the procedure. I'm unusually sensitive to sensations especially sound and the surprise on top of the discomfort and extreme noise was hard to take.
    Mar 09, 2023
    I would recommend the care provider but not the medical practice due to the long delay in seeing the doctor.
    Aug 11, 2022
    She seemed arrogant and showed little interest in hearing loss. She negated my hearing loss by telling me that I should hear fine w/aids which I don't. She doubted the etiology of my hearing loss telling me that it was very unusual although It Is a published cause of sudden hearing loss. I will not be back
    Jul 10, 2022
    Dr. Grandis was exceptionally professional friendly and courteous.
    May 12, 2022
    Dr spent very little time with me and didn't do a complete exam but noted that she had in the medical record. For example in her visit notes she described my neck palpated normally no masses or lymphadenopathy etc. but she never palpated my neck at all.
    Mar 01, 2022
    Dr Grandis was excellent in all ways