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




Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA


Medical School

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh/UPMC Health Sys


Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh/UPMC Health Sys

Board Certifications

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Pediatrics




Dr. Jennifer Elster is a hematologist/oncologist and director of the Pediatric Proton Therapy Program at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and an associate 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.


Robot-assisted stereotactic biopsy of pediatric brainstem and thalamic lesions.
Gupta M, Chan TM, Santiago-Dieppa DR, Yekula A, Sanchez CE, Elster JD, Crawford JR, Levy ML, Gonda DD

Leiomyosarcoma in Birt-Hogg-Dubé Syndrome.
Bird LM, Kuo DJ, Masser-Frye D, Mo JQ, Elster JD

Nivolumab in the Treatment of Recurrent or Refractory Pediatric Brain Tumors: A Single Institutional Experience.
Gorsi HS, Malicki DM, Barsan V, Tumblin M, Yeh-Nayre L, Milburn M, Elster JD, Crawford JR

Single-agent bevacizumab in the treatment of recurrent or refractory pediatric low-grade glioma: A single institutional experience.
Gorsi HS, Khanna PC, Tumblin M, Yeh-Nayre L, Milburn M, Elster JD, Crawford JR

Angiomatoid Fibrous Histiocytoma With Paraneoplastic Platelet Storage Pool Deficiency.
Morgan LM, Miller ER, Raj AB, Coventry SC, Elster JD

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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