Jonathan R. George

MD MPH

Otolaryngologist
Head and neck surgeon

About me

Dr. Jonathan R. George is a surgeon specializing in head and neck surgery. His primary areas of focus are thyroid and parathyroid diseases, melanoma and other skin cancers of the head and neck, and cancers of the upper respiratory and digestive tracts. He is a member of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, designated a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute.

George provides comprehensive diagnoses and care for thyroid nodules and multinodular goiters as well as for newly diagnosed and recurrent thyroid cancers. His specialties include treating massive goiters, treating thyroid cancers that have spread to areas around the thyroid and performing complex neck surgeries for thyroid cancers that have spread to surrounding regions of the body. He also cares for patients with all forms of hyperparathyroidism, a hormonal disorder that occurs when parathyroid glands become enlarged and overactive.

When treating patients with melanoma and other skin cancers, George's care includes wide excision (the removal of the tumor along with some normal tissue around it to assure complete removal), sentinel lymph node biopsy (the removal of lymph node tissue to examine microscopically for cancer) and neck dissection (to remove cancer in the neck). He provides superior aesthetic outcomes by coordinating with UCSF providers of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.

George's research focuses on prospective clinical trials for targeted treatments of head and neck cancers.

George earned his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine, graduating with honors. He earned a master of public health degree in head and neck cancer epidemiology at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health. He then completed a two-year clinical and translational research fellowship in head and neck cancer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He completed a residency in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery at UCSF, followed by a fellowship in advanced head and neck surgical oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. George was trained in complex thyroid surgery by master surgeons Gary Clayman and Lisa Orloff.

George is a member of the American Head and Neck Society and American Thyroid Association. He is a surgeon member of UCSF's multidisciplinary programs in head and neck oncology, melanoma oncology and cutaneous oncology.

George is committed to providing compassionate care with a focus on cure and excellent outcomes while maintaining a relationship with each patient in which he is directly accessible. He provides expedited consultations for all patients. To request an evaluation, please email him at [email protected] or call his clinic at (415) 514-4890 or (415) 885-7528, fax (415) 885-7711.

  • Education

    Duke University School of Medicine, 2008

  • Residencies

    UCSF Medical Center, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 2013

  • Fellowships

    M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Advanced Head and Neck Surgical Oncology Fellowship , 2014

  • Board Certifications

    Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

Head and Neck Surgery Cancer Clinic

Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery Clinic

Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

Melanoma & Skin Cancer Program

Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

1825 Fourth Street, Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

Oral Dysplasia Program

Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

Berkeley Outpatient Center

3100 San Pablo Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94702

UCSF-John Muir Health Cancer Center in Berkeley

Berkeley Outpatient Center

3100 San Pablo Ave., Suite 430
Berkeley, CA 94702

My reviews

4.9

Overall Experience
190 Reviews
He is the best ever. I will always remember the special expert loving and respectful care I received. THANK YOU
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
188 Reviews
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
189 Reviews
Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
181 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
189 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
189 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
189 Reviews

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