Research Summary

Jessica Gosnell, M.D. is an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of General Surgery. Dr. Gosnell earned her BA in Biology and French Studies at Wellesley College, and her medical degree at the University of Washington in Seattle. She then completed a residency in general surgery at the UCSF-East Bay program. She received a Gastrointestinal Research Training Grant from the National Institutes of Health as a research fellow at San Francisco General Hospital (now Zuckerberg San Francisco General). She thereafter was appointed the TS Reeve International Fellow in Endocrine Surgery at the University of Sydney in Australia, later joining the Department of Surgery faculty at UCSF.

Dr. Gosnell’s clinical practice in endocrine surgery focuses on diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands. She is one of the founding members of the Acute Surgical Case Service at Parnassus. She is also the Director of the Endocrine Surgery Parathyroid Cryopreservation and Autotransplantation Lab. In her research, Dr. Gosnell studies new treatments for thyroid cancer through translational work and clinical trials, with a particular focus on multiple endocrine neoplasia and medullary thyroid cancer.

Dr. Gosnell is also Associate Surgery Clerkship Director to which she brings a wealth of experience in mentorship and surgical education. As a resident, she received the Hunicutt Resident Award for Excellence in Teaching for two consecutive years. In 2019, she was the recipient of the Haile T Debas Academy of Medical Educators teaching award. She was a longtime PISCES preceptor before becoming a UCSF School of Medicine Bridges Coach in 2016. As clinical educators, Coaches provide formal instruction in clinical skills as well as mentorship and support to a small group of students throughout their medical school curriculum.

Education

  • M.D., 1995 - School of Medicine, University of Washington
  • Clinical Fellowship, - School of Medicine - Surgery, University of California, San Francisco

Selected Publications

  1. Conroy PC, Hernandez S, Graves CE, Menut KC, Pearlstein S, Liu C, Shen WT, Gosnell J, Sosa JA, Roman S, Duh QY, Suh I. Screening for Primary Aldosteronism is Underutilized in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Am J Med. 2021 Sep 08.  View on PubMed
  2. Yap A, Hope TA, Graves CE, Kluijfhout W, Shen WT, Gosnell JE, Sosa JA, Roman SA, Duh QY, Suh I. A cost-utility analysis of 18F-fluorocholine-positron emission tomography imaging for localizing primary hyperparathyroidism in the United States. Surgery. 2021 Jul 31.  View on PubMed
  3. Hernandez S, Nnamani Silva ON, Conroy P, Weiser L, Thompson A, Mohamedaly S, Coe TM, Alseidi A, Campbell AR, Sosa JA, Gosnell J, Lin MYC, Roman SA. Bursting the Hidden Curriculum Bubble: A Surgical Near-Peer Mentorship Pilot Program for URM Medical Students. J Surg Educ. 2021 Jul 24.  View on PubMed
  4. Kim J, Sun Z, Cummins M, Donohue KC, Lea R, Graves CE, Shen WT, Gosnell JE, Roman SA, Sosa JA, Duh QY, Suh I. Implications of radiofrequency ablation in patients undergoing thyroid surgery for benign disease in the United States. Surgery. 2021 Jul 22.  View on PubMed
  5. Graves CE, Hope TA, Kim J, Pampaloni MH, Kluijfhout W, Seib CD, Gosnell JE, Shen WT, Roman SA, Sosa JA, Duh QY, Suh I. Superior sensitivity of 18F-fluorocholine: PET localization in primary hyperparathyroidism. Surgery. 2021 Jul 20.  View on PubMed
  6. Koh J, Zhang R, Roman S, Duh QY, Gosnell J, Shen W, Suh I, Sosa JA. Ex vivo intact tissue analysis reveals alternative calcium-sensing behaviors in parathyroid adenomas. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2021 Jul 17.  View on PubMed
  7. Chomsky-Higgins Menut K, Pearlstein SS, Conroy PC, Roman SA, Shen WT, Gosnell J, Sosa JA, Duh QY, Suh I. Screening for primary aldosteronism in the hypertensive obstructive sleep apnea population is cost-saving. Surgery. 2021 Jul 05.  View on PubMed
  8. Yap A, Shui A, Gosnell J, Huang CY, Sosa JA, Roman S. Accuracy of the Lymph Node Yield in Surgery for Papillary Thyroid Cancer in Children. World J Surg. 2021 10; 45(10):3092-3098.  View on PubMed
  9. Weiser L, Nnamani Silva ON, Thompson A, Hernandez S, Kelly YM, Kim EH, Campbell AR, Sosa JA, Gosnell J, Alseidi A, Lin MYC, Roman SA. Paying it forward: A pilot program for near-peer support for medical students during the surgery clerkship. Am J Surg. 2021 09; 222(3):501-503.  View on PubMed
  10. Hope TA, Graves CE, Calais J, Ehman E, Johnson GB, Thompson D, Aslam M, Duh QY, Gosnell J, Shen W, Roman S, Sosa JA, Kluijfhout W, Seib CS, Villanueva-Meyer J, Pampaloni MH, Suh I. Accuracy of 18F-fluorocholine PET for the detection of parathyroid adenomas: prospective single center study. J Nucl Med. 2021 Mar 05.  View on PubMed
  11. Nnamani Silva ON, Hernandez S, Kim AS, Campbell AR, Kim EH, Alseidi A, Wick EC, Sosa JA, Gosnell J, Lin MYC, Roman SA. Where Do We Go From Here? Assessing Medical Students' Surgery Clerkship Preparedness During COVID-19. J Surg Educ. 2021 Sep-Oct; 78(5):1574-1582.  View on PubMed
  12. Kim J, Graves CE, Jin C, Duh QY, Gosnell JE, Shen WT, Suh I, Sosa JA, Roman SA. Intraoperative nerve monitoring is associated with a lower risk of recurrent laryngeal nerve injury: A national analysis of 17,610 patients. Am J Surg. 2021 02; 221(2):472-477.  View on PubMed
  13. Nnamani Silva ON, Hernandez S, Kim EH, Kim AS, Gosnell J, Roman SA, Lin MYC. Surgery Clerkship Curriculum Changes at an Academic Institution during the COVID-19 Pandemic. J Surg Educ. 2021 Jan-Feb; 78(1):327-331.  View on PubMed
  14. Graves CE, Gosnell JE. Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma in Children. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2020 Jun; 29(3):150921.  View on PubMed
  15. Sukpanich R, Sanglestsawai S, Seib CD, Gosnell JE, Shen WT, Roman SA, Sosa JA, Duh QY, Suh I. The Influence of Cosmetic Concerns on Patient Preferences for Approaches to Thyroid Lobectomy: A Discrete Choice Experiment. Thyroid. 2020 09; 30(9):1306-1313.  View on PubMed
  16. Zobel MJ, Long R, Gosnell J, Sosa JA, Padilla BE. Postoperative Hypoparathyroidism After Total Thyroidectomy in Children. J Surg Res. 2020 08; 252:63-68.  View on PubMed
  17. Kim J, Gosnell JE, Roman SA. Geographic influences in the global rise of thyroid cancer. Nat Rev Endocrinol. 2020 01; 16(1):17-29.  View on PubMed
  18. Suh I, Viscardi C, Chen Y, Nwaogu I, Sukpanich R, Gosnell JE, Shen WT, Seib CD, Duh QY. Technical Innovation in Transoral Endoscopic Endocrine Surgery: A Modified "Scarless" Technique. J Surg Res. 2019 11; 243:123-129.  View on PubMed
  19. Sukpanich R, Khanafshar E, Suh I, Gosnell J. Case report of a neuroendocrine tumor of the thyroid gland with limited calcitonin expression: a diagnostic challenge. AME Case Rep. 2019; 3:12.  View on PubMed
  20. Chen Y, Nwaogu I, Chomsky-Higgins K, Gosnell JE, Seib C, Shen WT, Duh QY, Suh I. Postoperative Pain and Opioid Use After Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery-A Pilot, Prospective SMS-Based Survey. J Surg Res. 2019 08; 240:236-240.  View on PubMed

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