About me

Dr. Margaret Tempero is a gastrointestinal oncologist and the director of the UCSF Pancreas Center and leader of the Pancreas Cancer Program at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

In research, Tempero was a pioneer in applying radioactively tagged antibodies for cancer therapy. She has led national research projects on gastrointestinal cancers, including pancreatic cancer.

Tempero has held editorial positions on such prestigious journals as Cancer Research, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Clinical Cancer Research and American Journal of Medicine. She is the Rombauer Family Distinguished Professor in Pancreas Cancer Clinical and Translational Science. Prior to joining UCSF, she was deputy director of the University of Nebraska's cancer center.

  • Education

    University of Nebraska School of Medicine, 1977

  • Residencies

    University of Nebraska Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 1980

  • Fellowships

    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer, Hematology, 1981

    University of Nebraska Medical Center, Oncology, 1983

  • Board Certifications

    Hematology, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title

    Professor

Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology Clinic

Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

Pancreas Center

Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

My reviews

4.9

Overall Experience
48 Reviews
I would recommend Dr. Tempero and her staff to anyone. My care has been extraordinary.
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
48 Reviews
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
48 Reviews
Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
47 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
48 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
48 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
48 Reviews

Selected research

My work

Stuart Rickerson: Pancreatic cancer patient
Dr. Margaret Tempero, gastrointestinal oncologist

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