Julia Carnevale


Gastrointestinal oncologist

Dr. Julia Carnevale is an oncologist who cares for patients with gastrointestinal tumors. She focuses particularly on gastric, esophageal and pancreatic cancers.

In her research, Carnevale uses advanced technologies to seek new treatments for gastrointestinal tumors. One of her projects is exploring how a genome-editing tool called CRISPR could boost the immune system to attack different kinds of tumors. She is also interested in investigating new treatments for gastrointestinal cancers linked to mutations in specific genes.

Carnevale earned her medical degree at Harvard Medical School, where she graduated cum laude in cancer biology. She came to UCSF for her residency in internal medicine, taking the molecular medicine track, which prepares doctors for a career combining laboratory research with patient care. She then completed a fellowship in hematology and oncology at UCSF.

Carnevale belongs to the American Medical Association, American Society of Clinical Oncology and American Association for Cancer Research.

  • Education

    Harvard School of Medicine, 2011

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Internal Medicine, 2013

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Hematology and Oncology, 2016

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor