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About Jeremy N. Rich, MD, MHS

Jeremy Rich, MD, MHS, MBA, is a certified neuro-oncologist and renowned physician-scientist who specializes in diagnosing and treating brain tumors, including gliomas (e.g. glioblastoma, astrocytoma, brainstem glioma, ependymoma, and oligodendroglioma) and brain metastases. As part of a multidisciplinary approach, Dr. Rich works closely with neurosurgeons and medical and radiation oncologists to provide comprehensive treatment plans unique to each patient.

Dr. Rich has made seminal contributions to the brain tumor field understanding how brain tumors grow and resist current treatments, through the prism of stem cell biology.

He is a professor in the Department of Medicine's Division of Regenerative Medicine, where his research focuses on developing new techniques for treating aggressive brain cancers. Dr. Rich is also active in mentoring medical students, residents and fellows at UC San Diego School of Medicine.

A recognized expert, Dr. Rich is an invited speaker at many national and international conferences and meetings. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles and serves on the editorial board for numerous medical journals, including Science Translational Medicine, Clinical Cancer Research, Neuro-Oncology, and PLoS Biology, among others.

Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Rich served as chair of the Department of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at Cleveland Clinic and as co-director of the National Center for Regenerative Medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

He completed a fellowship in neuro-oncology at Duke University Medical Center (Duke University School of Medicine) and a residency in neurology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital (Johns Hopkins School of Medicine), where he was elected as chief resident. Dr. Rich earned his medical degree and a Master of Health Sciences in clinical research from Duke University School of Medicine. He also holds a health care Master of Business Administration from Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio. Dr. Rich is board certified in neurology and certified in neuro-oncology from the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties.

He is a member of many professional organizations, including the Association of American Physicians, the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the American Academy of Neurology, the Society of Neuro-Oncology, and the American Association for Cancer Research, among others.

Dr. Rich is the recipient of many awards, including the 2015 National Cancer Institute (NCI)'s Outstanding Investigator Award, which supports accomplished leaders in cancer research. Outside of work, Dr. Rich enjoys playing soccer, running and spending time with family.

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For more information, see Brain Tumors and 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.
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Medical Degree

  • Duke University, School of Medicine, Durham, NC

Fellowship

  • Duke University, School of Medicine, Durham, NC

Residency

  • Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Master's Degree

  • Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC

Master's Degree

  • Baldwin Wallace University, Berea, OH

Gender

  • Male

Date Joined Staff

  • 2017-10-16

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
  • Neuro-Oncology

Conditions and Treatments

  • Glioblastoma
  • Glioma
  • Brain Metastases
  • Brainstem Glioma
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Ependymoma
  • Astrocytoma
  • Brain Tumors
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