Shawn Hervey-Jumper, MD


Dr. Shawn Hervey-Jumper is a neurosurgeon specializing in the treatment of patients with brain tumors, including low- and high-grade gliomas, meningiomas, brain metastases and neurocutaneous syndromes.

Hervey-Jumper's research investigates how brain tumors violate important areas of the brain that affect how we move, speak and think. He also explores strategies to promote brain recovery and repair. In addition, he researches ways to map the human brain during surgery with the goal of limiting injury to key functional areas.

Hervey-Jumper received his medical degree from the Ohio State University College of Medicine. He completed both a residency in neurosurgery and a fellowship in neuro-oncology at the University of Michigan. He then completed a clinical fellowship in neuro-oncology at UCSF.

Hervey-Jumper is a member of the Society for Neuro-Oncology, American Association for Cancer Research, North American Skull Base Society, American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS). He is also a member of the joint section on tumors for the latter organizations. He is an associate professor in residence of neurological surgery at UCSF.


Brain Tumor Center
400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2966
Fax: (415) 353-2167

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Neurosurgery Clinic
400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-7500
Fax: (415) 353-2889

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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Ohio State University College of Medicine 2006


University of Michigan Medical Center, Neurosurgery 2013


University of Michigan , Neuro-Oncology 2012
University of California, San Francisco , Neuro-Oncology 2014

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Marini BL, Benitez LL, Zureick AH, Salloum R, Gauthier AC, Brown J, Wu YM, Robinson DR, Kumar C, Lonigro R, Vats P, Cao X, Kasaian K, Anderson B, Mullan B, Chandler B, Linzey JR, Camelo-Piragua SI, Venneti S, McKeever PE, McFadden KA, Lieberman AP, Brown N, Shao L, Leonard MAS, Junck L, McKean E, Maher CO, Garton HJL, Muraszko KM, Hervey-Jumper S, Mulcahy-Levy JM, Green A, Hoffman LM, Dorris K, Vitanza NA, Wang J, Schwartz J, Lulla R, Smiley NP, Bornhorst M, Haas-Kogan DA, Robertson PL, Chinnaiyan AM, Mody R, Koschmann C. Blood-brain barrier-adapted precision medicine therapy for pediatric brain tumors. Transl Res. 2017 Oct; 188:27.e1-27.e14.
  2. Nathan JK, Brezzell AL, Kim MM, Leung D, Wilkinson DA, Hervey-Jumper SL. Early initiation of chemoradiation following index craniotomy is associated with decreased survival in high-grade glioma. J Neurooncol. 2017 Jul 25.
  3. Altshuler DB, Hervey-Jumper H, Hervey-Jumper SL. Surgical and Teaching Mission to Mongolia: Experience and Lessons. World Neurosurg. 2017 06; 102:668-670.
  4. Upadhyaya CD, Wan-Chu Chang K, Brown S, Beach T, Hervey-Jumper SL, Pandey AS, Park P, Jun-San Yang L. 147 Patient Perceptions About Quality of Care in Spinal Disorders. Neurosurgery. 2016 Aug; 63 Suppl 1:159-60.
  5. Wang AC, Owen JH, Abuzeid WM, Hervey-Jumper SL, He X, Gurrea M, Lin M, Altshuler DB, Keep RF, Prince ME, Carey TE, Fan X, McKean EL, Sullivan SE. STAT3 Inhibition as a Therapeutic Strategy for Chordoma. J Neurol Surg B Skull Base. 2016 Dec; 77(6):510-520.
  6. Hervey-Jumper SL, Berger MS. Maximizing safe resection of low- and high-grade glioma. J Neurooncol. 2016 Nov; 130(2):269-282.
  7. Berger MS, Hervey-Jumper S, Wick W. Astrocytic gliomas WHO grades II and III. Handb Clin Neurol. 2016; 134:345-60.
  8. Caverzasi E, Hervey-Jumper SL, Jordan KM, Lobach IV, Li J, Panara V, Racine CA, Sankaranarayanan V, Amirbekian B, Papinutto N, Berger MS, Henry RG. Identifying preoperative language tracts and predicting postoperative functional recovery using HARDI q-ball fiber tractography in patients with gliomas. J Neurosurg. 2016 Jul; 125(1):33-45.
  9. Southwell DG, Hervey-Jumper SL, Perry DW, Berger MS. Intraoperative mapping during repeat awake craniotomy reveals the functional plasticity of adult cortex. J Neurosurg. 2016 May; 124(5):1460-9.
  10. Lau D, Hervey-Jumper SL, Chang S, Molinaro AM, McDermott MW, Phillips JJ, Berger MS. A prospective Phase II clinical trial of 5-aminolevulinic acid to assess the correlation of intraoperative fluorescence intensity and degree of histologic cellularity during resection of high-grade gliomas. J Neurosurg. 2016 May; 124(5):1300-9.
  11. Hervey-Jumper SL, Berger MS. Technical nuances of awake brain tumor surgery and the role of maximum safe resection. J Neurosurg Sci. 2015 Dec; 59(4):351-60.
  12. Benet A, Hervey-Jumper SL, Sánchez JJ, Lawton MT, Berger MS. Surgical assessment of the insula. Part 1: surgical anatomy and morphometric analysis of the transsylvian and transcortical approaches to the insula. J Neurosurg. 2016 Feb; 124(2):469-81.
  13. Hervey-Jumper SL, Li J, Osorio JA, Lau D, Molinaro AM, Benet A, Berger MS. Surgical assessment of the insula. Part 2: validation of the Berger-Sanai zone classification system for predicting extent of glioma resection. J Neurosurg. 2016 Feb; 124(2):482-8.
  14. Hervey-Jumper SL, Li J, Lau D, Molinaro AM, Perry DW, Meng L, Berger MS. Awake craniotomy to maximize glioma resection: methods and technical nuances over a 27-year period. J Neurosurg. 2015 Aug; 123(2):325-39.
  15. Hervey-Jumper SL, Berger MS. In reply: Reoperation for recurrent high-grade glioma: does tumor genetics play a role? Neurosurgery. 2015 Apr; 76(4):E497.
  16. Hollon T, Hervey-Jumper SL, Sagher O, Orringer DA. Advances in the Surgical Management of Low-Grade Glioma. Semin Radiat Oncol. 2015 Jul; 25(3):181-8.
  17. Junck L, Hervey-Jumper SL, Sagher O. Resection of gliomas around language areas: can fMRI contribute? Neurology. 2015 Feb 10; 84(6):550-1.
  18. Hervey-Jumper SL, Park P. Examining the cost-effectiveness of 2-level cervical total disc replacement. JAMA Surg. 2014 Dec; 149(12):1239.
  19. Hervey-Jumper SL, Berger MS. Reoperation for recurrent high-grade glioma: a current perspective of the literature. Neurosurgery. 2014 Nov; 75(5):491-9; discussion 498-9.
  20. Lau D, Moon DH, Park P, Hervey-Jumper S, McKeever PE, Orringer DA. Radiation-induced intradural malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor of the cauda equina with diffuse leptomeningeal metastasis. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Nov; 21(5):719-26.

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