Jennifer Tseng

Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery

Jennifer Tseng is a surgical oncologist, specializing in the surgical management of patients with breast cancer, melanoma, and sarcoma. She also has long-standing interests in clinical ethics and medical education. Her research focuses on improving surgical and oncologic outcomes, and also addresses ethical considerations in clinical trials and the use of surrogate decision makers.

She has served in national leadership roles for the Society of Surgical Oncology and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Her research has been published in leading surgery and cancer journals, including the Annals of Surgical Oncology, Cancer, Surgery, Journal of Surgical Oncology, and the American Journal of Surgery. She previously served as a theme issue editor for the AMA Journal of Ethics.

Tseng received a BA with honors in history and molecular and cell biology from the University of California, Berkeley, and holds an MD from the University of California Davis School of Medicine. She completed a residency in general surgery at Oregon Health and Science University, along with a fellowship in clinical immunotherapy at the National Cancer Institute Center for Cancer Research, Surgery Branch. She also completed a fellowship with the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago. Most recently, she pursued a fellowship in complex general surgical oncology at the University of Chicago.

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