UCSF Neurosurgeon Shawn Hervey-Jumper, MD

Shawn Hervey-Jumper, MD


Co-Director, Sheri Sobrato Brain Cancer Survivorship Program

Specialties: Adult brain tumors including gliomas, meningiomas and brain metastases

Dr. Hervey-Jumper specializes in the care of adults with brain tumors. His approach to brain tumor management integrates medical and surgical treatment with neurocognitive rehabilitation. His priorities are to provide the best possible surgical care for his patients, while also considering rehabilitative therapies to maximize survival and improve their quality of life.

Dr. Hervey-Jumper’s research program is based on language, motor, and cognitive recovery in brain tumor patients, with the primary objective of helping patients rehabilitate and return to their daily lives. His laboratory looks to understand genetic and molecular contributions to cortical and subcortical plasticity, as well as strategies to promote brain recovery and repair.

During neurosurgical residency at the University of Michigan and fellowship at University of California San Francisco, Dr. Hervey-Jumper’s training focused on surgery for removal of tumors in eloquent cortex, in addition to brain mapping techniques that help guide surgical treatment while preserving a patient’s neurocognitive function. Developing and improving treatments that address both patient survival and quality of life is a cornerstone of his approach to both patient care and translational research.

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Education and Training

2001: BS, Biology, Oakwood College
2006: MD, Ohio State University College
2006-2013: Neurological Surgery, University of Michigan
2010-2011: Postdoctoral Neuro-oncology Research Fellow, University of Michigan, Comprehensive Cancer Center
2013-2014: Clinical Neuro-oncology Fellow, Department of Neurological Surgery, UCSF

Academic Positions

2014-2017: Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, University of Michigan
2017-Present: Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery, UCSF

Selected Awards

2017: John A. Watson Faculty Scholar, Dean’s Diversity Fund, UCSF
2017: Harold Amos Fellow, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
2016: Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute Emerging Scholar, University of Michigan
2014: Ronald L. Bittner Award in Brain Tumor Research, AANS/CNS Tumor Section
2013: Max Peet Teaching Award University of Michigan
2013: Chandler-McGillicuddy Leadership Award, University of Michigan
2011: Neuro-Oncology Research Award, Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation (NREF/AAcNS)
2011: Wilder Penfield Research Award, Congress of Neurological Surgeons
2010: Health Policy Scholar, Ruben J Williams (RJW) Foundation
2007: Arnold G. Coran Teaching Award, University of Michigan