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Thierry Marie Jahan, M.D.

Thierry Marie Jahan, M.D.

  • Professor of Medicine (Retired)
  • UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

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  • 1977-1980, Université de Paris V-René Descartes, Paris France
  • 1980-1983, Columbia College, NYC, NY, BA, Psychology
  • 1983-1987, George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC, M.D.
  • 1987-1988, Cedars Sinai Med. Ctr/UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, Internship, Internal Medicine
  • 1988-1990, Cedars Sinai Med. Ctr/UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, Resident, Internal Medicine
  • 1990-1991, Cedars Sinai Medical Ctr/UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, Kennamer Fellow in Internal Medicine
  • 1991-1994, UCSF, San Francisco, CA, Hematology/Oncology Fellow

Thierry M. Jahan, M.D. is a renowned medical oncologist who specializes in the treatment of thoracic malignancies such as lung cancer and mesothelioma, and soft tissue sarcomas. Dr. Jahan received his M.D. from George Washington University, thereafter completing his residency and internal medicine residency at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He later was a clinical fellows in hematology and oncology at UCSF, eventually joining the UCSF faculty. Dr. Jahan co-founded the Thoracic Oncology Program with David Jablons, M.D. 

In addition to his keen clinical insight, Dr. Jahan is known by patients, their families and fellow clinicians for his sense of empathy and compassion. His steadfast commitment to eliminating the scourge of lung cancer is evidenced by the pins and ribbons adorning his white coat, a clear message of hope to patients.

In 2016, Dr. Jahan was inducted into the Council of Master Clinicians by the UCSF Department of Medicine, a select group of outstanding physicians with exceptional knowledge, superior teaching and communication skills, and the ability to provide compassionate, appropriate, effective, and high-quality patient care. 

Dr. Jahan has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Medical House Staff Outstanding Teacher Award and Friend of the Palliative Care Service Award. He is also a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American College of Physicians, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), and International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) and the Association of Northern California Oncologists.

Dr. Jahan has authored or co-authored numerous peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and research abstracts and lectured nationally and internationally on lung cancer and mesothelioma. Numerous major media outlets including The San Francisco Chronicle, Time Magazine and KPIX San Francisco have sought out his opinions and observations on treatments and advances in lung cancer.

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  1. Baas P, Scherpereel A, Nowak AK, Fujimoto N, Peters S, Tsao AS, Mansfield AS, Popat S, Jahan T, Antonia S, Oulkhouir Y, Bautista Y, Cornelissen R, Greillier L, Grossi F, Kowalski D, Rodríguez-Cid J, Aanur P, Oukessou A, Baudelet C, Zalcman G. First-line nivolumab plus ipilimumab in unresectable malignant pleural mesothelioma (CheckMate 743): a multicentre, randomised, open-label, phase 3 trial. Lancet. 2021 01 30; 397(10272):375-386. View in PubMed
  2. Gounder M, Schöffski P, Jones RL, Agulnik M, Cote GM, Villalobos VM, Attia S, Chugh R, Chen TW, Jahan T, Loggers ET, Gupta A, Italiano A, Demetri GD, Ratan R, Davis LE, Mir O, Dileo P, Van Tine BA, Pressey JG, Lingaraj T, Rajarethinam A, Sierra L, Agarwal S, Stacchiotti S. Tazemetostat in advanced epithelioid sarcoma with loss of INI1/SMARCB1: an international, open-label, phase 2 basket study. Lancet Oncol. 2020 11; 21(11):1423-1432. View in PubMed
  3. Wu SY, Lazar AA, Gubens MA, Blakely CM, Gottschalk AR, Jablons DM, Jahan TM, Wang VEH, Dunbar TL, Wong ML, Chan JW, Guthrie W, Belkora J, Yom SS. Evaluation of a National Comprehensive Cancer Network Guidelines-Based Decision Support Tool in Patients With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: A Nonrandomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 09 01; 3(9):e209750. View in PubMed
  4. Maynard A, McCoach CE, Rotow JK, Harris L, Haderk F, Kerr DL, Yu EA, Schenk EL, Tan W, Zee A, Tan M, Gui P, Lea T, Wu W, Urisman A, Jones K, Sit R, Kolli PK, Seeley E, Gesthalter Y, Le DD, Yamauchi KA, Naeger DM, Bandyopadhyay S, Shah K, Cech L, Thomas NJ, Gupta A, Gonzalez M, Do H, Tan L, Bacaltos B, Gomez-Sjoberg R, Gubens M, Jahan T, Kratz JR, Jablons D, Neff N, Doebele RC, Weissman J, Blakely CM, Darmanis S, Bivona TG. Therapy-Induced Evolution of Human Lung Cancer Revealed by Single-Cell RNA Sequencing. Cell. 2020 09 03; 182(5):1232-1251.e22. View in PubMed
  5. Hassan R, Alley E, Kindler H, Antonia S, Jahan T, Honarmand S, Nair N, Whiting CC, Enstrom A, Lemmens E, Tsujikawa T, Kumar S, Choe G, Thomas A, McDougall K, Murphy AL, Jaffee E, Coussens LM, Brockstedt DG. Clinical Response of Live-Attenuated, Listeria monocytogenes Expressing Mesothelin (CRS-207) with Chemotherapy in Patients with Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma. Clin Cancer Res. 2019 10 01; 25(19):5787-5798. View in PubMed
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