Jennifer Elster, M.D.


3020 Children's Way
MC 5035
San Diego, CA 92123




Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA

Rady Children's Specialists

Medical School

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh / UPMC Health Sys


Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh / UPMC Health Sys

Board Certifications

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Pediatrics




Dr. Jennifer Elster is a hematologist/oncologist at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and an assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at UC San Diego School of Medicine. She primarily works with the Solid Tumor and Neuro-Oncology programs on both the inpatient unit and outpatient clinic.

Dr. Elster earned a Bachelor of Science in 2001 from the University of California, Irvine, graduating magna cum laude. She received her medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 2005 and completed her residency in pediatrics at UPMC at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh in 2008. Following her residency, Dr. Elster worked as a pediatric hospitalist at UPMC Mercy Hospital for one year. She then completed her fellowship in hematology/oncology at UPMC at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh in 2012 and stayed on as an instructor at the hospital from 2012-2013. Subsequently, she joined the University of Louisville as an assistant professor of pediatrics in hematology/oncology, where she became the co-director of the pediatric neuro-oncology program.


Dendritic cell vaccines: A review of recent developments and their potential pediatric application.
Elster JD, Krishnadas DK, Lucas KG

Rapid in vitro derivation of endothelium directly from human cancer cells.
Elster JD, McGuire TF, Lu J, Prochownik EV

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