UCSF Neuro-Oncologist Jennifer Clarke, MD

Jennifer Clarke, MD, MPH


Specialties: Adult brain tumors, including glioma and glioblastoma

Dr. Clarke specializes in novel approaches to the treatment of brain tumors in adult patients. In addition to clinical care, she is actively involved in clinical research and teaching. With extensive experience in clinical trial development, implementation, and analysis, she is involved in numerous clinical trials testing new therapies and treatment combinations for gliomas.

Dr. Clarke’s other research interests include novel imaging methods of characterizing tumors and their response to treatment. She is also dedicated to improving quality of life for her brain tumor patients and their caregivers, and is involved in research efforts to assess and improve common quality of life issues.


Education & Training

1995: BS, California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
2001: MPH, University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health
2002: MD, University of California, San Francisco
2002-2003: Internship, Medicine, St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco
2003-2006: Residency, Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco
2006-2008: Fellow, Neuro-Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Academic Positions

2008-2014: Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology and Neurological Surgery, UCSF
2014-Present: Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology and Neurological Surgery, UCSF

Selected Awards

2008: ASCO Foundation Merit Award
2003: Intern of the Year, St. Mary's Medical Center
2001: UCSF Class of 1966 Scholarship
2000: University Fellowship, UC Berkeley
1994: Doris S. Perpall Speaking Award, Caltech
1993-1994: McLean Scholarship, Caltech
1991-1992: Millikan Scholar, Caltech