Nancy Ann Oberheim Bush, MD; UCSF Brain Tumor Center

Nancy Ann Oberheim Bush, MD, PhD


Specialties: Adult brain tumors, including gliomas and meningiomas

Dr. Oberheim Bush is a neuro-oncologist with experience treating a range of adult brain tumors, including gliomas, meningiomas, and brain metastases. In addition to clinical care, she is actively involved in clinical research and teaching, with extensive training in clinical trial development, implementation, and analysis.

Dr. Oberheim Bush’s specific research interests include the development of phase I clinical trials testing novel treatment strategies for brain tumor patients. She is currently developing a phase I clinical trial using an engineered viral vector for immunotherapy treatment in patients with recurrent high-grade gliomas. Additional research interests involve the analysis of molecular and imaging markers of resistance to current standard treatment.



Education & Training

2001: BA, Dartmouth College
2005: MAS, University of Rochester
2008: PhD, University of Rochester
2011: MD, University of Rochester

Academic Positions

2016-Present: Assistant Professor, Neurology and Neurological Surgery, UCSF

Selected Awards

2011: American Academy of Neurology Medical Student Prize for Excellence in Neurology
2009: Vincent du Vigneaud Award, for most stimulating thesis work among all disciplines
2002-2011: NIH Medical Scientist Training Program, University of Rochester