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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
    214 Ratings
    About our process
    Dec 14, 2023
    Dr. Gosnell is going beyond my expectations to get to the root cause of my problem
    Nov 16, 2023
    I couldn't have asked for a better doctor than Dr. Jessica Gosnell. She's excellent with her patients and her support staff all seem to appreciate her as well as enjoy working with her.
    Nov 06, 2023
    Dr. Gosnell is simply the best! Completely trust her and her thoughts for my continued treatment
    Nov 05, 2023
    Dr. Gosnell is amazing. Very kind, informative and professional. She always explained things in a way I understood and eased any anxiety I was having.
    Oct 22, 2023
    Hopefully my friends will not have what I have.
    Oct 16, 2023
    Dr. Gosnell was excellent!
    Oct 14, 2023
    Dr. Gonsell is excellent.
    Oct 02, 2023
    Dr Gosnell and her staff are very responsive to my needs and get back to my messages quickly.
    Sep 30, 2023
    Sep 24, 2023
    Very friendly and professional. No problem at all it's the procedure, no pain and healed quickly.
    Sep 13, 2023
    Dr. Gosnell is a very caring doctor and went out of her way to help me resolve my issues, including staying later if necessary
    Sep 02, 2023
    Patient and non-rushed. That was appreciated
    Aug 27, 2023
    Dr.Gosnell was incredibly nice and very informative.
    Aug 24, 2023
    Great eye contact. Made sure I understood info provided.
    Aug 19, 2023
    New test requests have been done recently and not sure that this was taken into consideration.
    Aug 05, 2023
    Dr. Gosnell has been amazing throughout this whole journey. She did a wonderful job during our Initial consult explaining everything about the procedure. Of course she did a great job with surgery. My incision Is barely visible and I feel great. The follow up visits have been easy to schedule and very thorough.
    Jul 15, 2023
    Communication has been great, not only did I receive verbal communication but was followed up with written instructions
    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
    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
    She's the best!
    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!
    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
    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.
    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.