Penny Sneed, MD

Penny Sneed, MD

Radiation Oncologist

Clinical Services Director at Parnassus
Co-Director, Gamma Knife Program
Specialties: Brain and breast cancer

Dr. Sneed is a radiation oncologist with over 30 years’ experience, and a special interest in the treatment of brain cancer. As Co-Director of the Gamma Knife Program, she is active in clinical research on outcomes after radiosurgery for brain metastases, arteriovenous malformations, and various kinds of benign tumors.


Education & Training

1976: BS, University of Missouri, Columbia
1981: MD, Stanford University Medical School
1982: Internship, Internal Medicine, Wadsworth VA Medical Center, Los Angeles
1982-1986: Resident, Radiation Oncology, UCSF
1986: Chief Resident, Radiation Oncology, UCSF
1983-1984: Postdoctoral Fellow, Radiation Oncology, UCSF

Academic Positions

1986-1987: Instructor in Residence, Radiation Oncology, UCSF
1987-1994: Assistant Professor in Residence, Radiation Oncology, UCSF
1994-2000: Associate Professor in Residence, Radiation Oncology, UCSF
2000-Present: Professor in Residence & Vice Chair, Radiation Oncology, UCSF

Selected Awards

2002: Fellowship in the American College of Radiology (FACR)
1994: Association of American Medical Colleges Professional Development Seminar for Junior Women Faculty
1990: UCSF Affirmative Action Faculty Development Award
1986-1989: NIH Clinical Investigator Award
1984-1986: American Cancer Society Regular Clinical Fellowship in Radiation Oncology at the University of California, San Francisco
1985: American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology Resident Essay Award
1979: American Cancer Society Medical Student Summer Fellowship in Radiation Therapy at Stanford University School of Medicine