Naomi Jay is a nurse practitioner in the UCSF Division of Medicine. A New Yorker by birth, she completed high school in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and her undergraduate work at McGill University in Montreal. After a 5-year sojourn in Israel growing wine grapes on Kibbutz Gezer, she attended graduate school at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions where she received a Masters in Nursing, specializing in Women's Health in 1989. She then completed her doctorate in nursing at UCSF in 2007. Since 1991 she has worked in San Francisco with Drs. Palefsky and Berry, pioneering the use of the colposcope in the detection and diagnosis of HPV-related diseases in the anal canal. She has also worked in cervical HPV clinical studies of adolescents and young women. She currently divides her time between a busy practice in the UCSF Anal Neoplasia Clinic Research and Education Center (ANCRE), where she is a provider of colposcopy and high-resolution anoscopy, and HPV-related research trials which have included the natural history of HPV-related anal disease in men and women, and treatment studies using vaccines, infrared coagulation, and topical medications. Dr. Jay has a particular interest in the use of Traditional Chinese Medicine and other alternative therapies and has worked on several studies evaluating the efficacy of TCM creams for treatment of anal dysplasia. In her spare time she gardens.
- Ph.D., UCSF School of Nursing, San Francisco, 2007
- M.S.N., Institute of Health Professions, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston,1989
- R.N., Institute of Health Professions, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, 1988
- B.A., McGill University, Montreal, 1977