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Dr. Jessica Gosnell is a surgeon who specializes in treating endocrine glands, particularly the thyroid and parathyroid. In her research, she studies new treatments for thyroid cancer and is involved in several clinical trials.

She earned a medical degree at the University of Washington in Seattle and completed a residency in general surgery at UCSF, where she received the Hunicutt Resident Award for Excellence in Teaching for two years. She also received a Gastrointestinal Research Training Grant from the National Institutes of Health as a research fellow at San Francisco General Hospital and completed a fellowship in endocrine surgery at the University of Sydney in Australia. Gosnell is an associate professor of surgery at UCSF.

  • Education

    University of Washington School of Medicine, 1995

  • Residencies

    UCSF Medical Center, General Surgery, 2002

  • Fellowships

    Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Endocrine Surgery, 2003

  • Board Certifications

    Surgery, American Board of Surgery

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Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    169 Ratings
    About our process
    Jun 20, 2023
    Kind and thorough. I felt like I was in good hands.
    Jun 18, 2023
    Dr. Gossnell has been wonderful to me!
    May 21, 2023
    Dr Gosnell was kind thorough and informative. I feel confident in her care
    May 20, 2023
    The care provided by UCSF surgery faculty has been extraordinary and I would recommend my surgeon and her support team to anyone. My gratitude for the generous unwavering and caring support is immeasurable.
    Mar 25, 2023
    Outstanding very reassuring
    Feb 23, 2023
    Dr. Gosnell and her team are highly knowledgeable caring and committed professionals.
    Feb 23, 2023
    Dr. Gosnell is the BEST
    Feb 03, 2023
    Gosnell is a superb doctor. KEEP HER HAPPY.
    Jan 24, 2023
    Dr. Gosnell is one of these rare gem finds when it comes to an outstanding physician. Her tremendous caring attitude and depth of knowledge Isn't something you find everyday In a physician. She eludes confidence and I know my husband Is In the best care ever with Dr.Gosnell In his court! Can't say enough wonderful things about Dr. Gosnell! Warm energy empathy always goes above and beyond knowledge and her genuine caring sums it up!
    Dec 19, 2022
    Always very professional understanding and informative. I feel included in my medical decisions.
    Nov 29, 2022
    Dr. Gosnell is an amazing doctor and surgeon. Thorough and takes the care to make sure patients receive the care they need.
    Nov 24, 2022
    Wow! What a great experience!
    Nov 12, 2022
    I am in the Endocrine section and am very fortunate to have both the clinician and the surgeon. Both have been absolutely outstanding in giving me good advice and fully explaining my condition. I couldn't be happier.
    Nov 06, 2022
    All doctors I have been in contact with at UCSF over the years have been far superior to any of the other networks I have used previously i.e. Kaiser Highland Washington Health and St. Rose Hospitals.
    Oct 21, 2022
    Dr. Gosnell is professional friendly and really cares about my well being. All doctors can learn feom this outstanding doctor who is truly amazing and confident individual!
    Oct 21, 2022
    She's the best!
    Sep 20, 2022
    Outstanding communication
    Sep 15, 2022
    I am grateful to have access to UCSF and people of Dr. Gosnell's quality.
    Sep 06, 2022
    The doctor was exceptionally patient took her time to explain the procedure and hospital stay making me feel comfortable having her as my surgeon!
    Aug 21, 2022
    It was a very good experience.
    Aug 21, 2022
    Dr Gosnell was sympathetic and informative. She listened to my questions and answered them carefully. She considered my concerns about future care.
    Jul 14, 2022
    Wait time until someone came online was longer than anticipated. Wish I was informed beforehand of delay. Actual treatment and care during appointment was OUTSTANDING as always with UCSF.
    Jul 14, 2022
    Dr. Gosnell and the entire team in the Endocrinology Dept. Are SUPERIOR in their knowledge care and services. The nursing department at Mt. Zion was also outstanding. My stay there was made very easy by the care that I was given.
    May 18, 2022
    After waiting an hour the doctor informed me I'd need two additional procedures before they would consider the surgery I'd been referred for (I would have appreciated if that had been communicated when I was referred/initially contacted for scheduling). Obviously they'd had an emergency and were behind schedule but their manner was curt. When I became overwhelmed and disappointed I began to cry and the doctor didn't acknowledge my feelings ask questions or offer any expectations to ease my concerns but did chide me that It wasn't reasonable to be upset with her. I left feeling like she didn't have time for me and my symptoms and concerns didn't matter. If after my additional tests I am authorized for surgery I'm not sure I'll be comfortable with her preforming it.
    Feb 08, 2022
    I cannot say enough positive things about my interactions and the thoroughness of investigation testing and care.
    Jan 12, 2022
    Nov 17, 2021
    I felt there was a disconnect between what Dr Gosnell was telling me to do about wound care and what I was instructed when I left the hospital. I feel that someone should have connected to dots between immediate care and next stage care.
    Sep 18, 2021
    We discused options and then collaborated on a plan
    Sep 15, 2021
    One of the best experiences I've ever had with a provider! I feel very grateful!

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