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About Jennifer M. Matro, MD

Jennifer M. Matro, MD, is a board-certified medical oncologist who specializes in the treatment of breast cancer. She has a multidisciplinary approach to breast cancer and works closely with radiologists, pathologists, surgeons, and radiation oncologists. She applies chemotherapy, hormone therapy, biological therapy and targeted therapy as indicated to offer her patients the most appropriate and advanced treatment. Dr. Matro provides compassionate care and also recommends supportive care and other interventions to maintain and improve the quality of life of her patients.

As a medical oncologist at an academic medical center, Dr. Matro teaches medical students, residents, and fellows at UC San Diego School of Medicine. She also lectures regionally and nationally to educate community oncologists on the most recent advances in breast cancer care. She is actively involved in research and clinical trials aimed at reducing the risk of breast cancer recurrence and optimizing the treatment of advanced breast cancer.

Dr. Matro completed a hematology/oncology fellowship at Fox Chase Cancer Center/Temple University School of Medicine, where she was named chief fellow during her third year, and twice earned an American Society of Clinical Oncology merit award. Dr. Matro completed her residency and earned her medical degree from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Matro is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Outside of work, Dr. Matro is an amateur triathlete and enjoys swimming, biking and running. She also enjoys traveling and hiking with her pup Charlie.

UC San Diego Health Links
For more information on cancer treatment at UC San Diego Health, see Moores Cancer Center.

Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted

Medical Degree

  • University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Residency

  • University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship

  • Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Gender

  • Female

Date Joined Staff

  • 2021-03-01

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology

Conditions and Treatments

  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Care
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Cancer