Jennie Taylor, MD; UCSF Brain Tumor Center

Jennie Taylor, MD, MPH


Specialties: Adult brain tumors, including glioma, glioblastoma, and meningioma

Dr. Taylor specializes in caring for adult patients with primary brain tumors. In addition to clinical care, Dr. Taylor is involved in several active areas of research, including the development and execution of novel treatment strategies, innovative imaging techniques, and comprehensive molecular profiling to improve outcomes for patients with brain tumors.

Specifically, Dr. Taylor’s research interests are focused on improving the quality-of-life for patients with primary brain tumors, as well as their caregivers. She also analyzes molecular and imaging markers of resistance to current, standard treatment.



Education & Training

1997-2001: BS, Randolph-Macon College
2003-2007: MD, University of Kentucky College of Medicine
2007-2011: Resident, Neurology, Department of Neurology, University of Virginia
2010-2011: Chief Resident, Neurology, University of Virginia College of Medicine
2011-2014: Fellow, Neuro-Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
2012-2014: Masters in Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health

Academic Positions

2014-Present: Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurological Surgery, Division of Neuro-Oncology, UCSF

Selected Awards

2017: Best Poster for “Phase 2 trial of palbociclib in adult patients with recurrent Rb positive glioblastoma”, World Federation of Neuro-Oncology meeting in Zurich, Switzerland 2017
2015: Voice of the Patient Pinnacle Award
2015: American Cancer Society grant recipient
2012: K12 Training Grant recipient, “Training Program in Nervous System Tumors”
2007: General Clinical Research Center Medical/Dental Mentorship Award, University of Kentucky College of Medicine