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Jennifer B. Valerin, MD


Hematology/Oncology, Internal Medicine

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  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine-General
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
  • English
  • Spanish
Medical School
George Washington University School of Medicine
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical CenterInternal Medicine
MD Anderson Cancer CenterHematology/Oncology
Professional Positions
  • Assistant Professor — Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, UCI School of Medicine
  • Member — Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
Awards and Recognition
  • Young Investigator Award American Society for Clinical Oncology's Conquer Cancer Foundation (2015-2016)
More Information

Dr. Jennifer B. Valerin is a UCI Health medical oncologist who specializes in gastrointestinal malignancies and hereditary pancreatic cancer.

Valerin earned her medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, D.C. She completed a residency in internal medicine UCLA, followed by a fellowship in hematology/oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.

Later, she later received a PhD in cancer biology from the University of Texas at Houston/MD Anderson Cancer Center, where her research was focused on resistance mechanisms to inhibitors of the enzyme poly ADP ribose polymerase (PARP) in hereditary pancreatic cancer.

Valerin’s research interests include gastrointestinal cancers, hereditary cancers, translational genomics and early-phase clinical trials. She is the author or co-author of numerous papers on studies of pancreatic and other cancers. She also received a Young Investigator Award from the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and an award for her basic science research from the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR).

Valerin sees patients at the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center in Orange. She is also fluent in Spanish.

UCI Health Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
101 The City Drive South, Building 23
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714-456-8000
Fax: 855-211-3729