Jennifer Rubin Grandis, MD

Jennifer Rubin Grandis, MD

University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Jennifer R. Grandis, MD, is a Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and the Associate Vice Chancellor of Clinical and Translational Research at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is also the director of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at UCSF. In her capacity of Associate Vice Chancellor, Dr. Grandis oversees clinical trials infrastructure and spearheads initiatives to strengthen and streamline clinical and translational research on campus. Prior to joining UCSF, she was the Endowed Chair in Head and Neck Cancer Surgical Research and Distinguished Professor of Otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh. At Pittsburgh, she also led the Head and Neck Cancer Program and was the Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Otolaryngology.

Dr. Grandis’s research focuses on the signal transduction in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) development and progression, with the ultimate goal of targeting key pathways for therapeutic benefit. She is responsible for a number of patents in this area and has published extensively on the topic of head and neck cancer. Additional research interests include precision medicine approaches, experimental therapeutics, preclinical cancer models and receptor crosstalk.

She is an American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professor and a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the American Association of Physicians and the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. She received her medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and completed a residency in Otolaryngology at the same institution.