XXI Semana Brasileira do Aparelho Digestivo





Dr. Jennifer F. Tseng attended Stanford University, majoring in English and biological sciences, followed by medical school at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Tseng did her surgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she also served as staff surgeon (super-Chief), followed by a surgical oncology fellowship at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Tseng began her faculty career at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in 2005; while there, she completed her master of public health degree at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Tseng was recruited to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School as Chief of Surgical Oncology in 2011, where she rose to the rank of Professor of Surgery at Harvard. In 2017, she was appointed as the James Utley Professor and Chair of Surgery at Boston University and the Surgeon-in-Chief at Boston Medical Center. 

Dr. Tseng is a surgical oncologist whose practice includes pancreas, hepatobiliary, and gastric surgery. She is also a health services researcher focusing on risk prediction and prevention, disparities in surgical and cancer care, and models to build health equity. Dr. Tseng founded the Surgical Outcomes Analysis & Research (SOAR) initiative in 2007. SOAR is now the hub of outcomes research for the Boston University School of Medicine/Boston Medical Center Department of Surgery. She is the President of The Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, is a founder and a past President of the Society of Asian Academic Surgeons, is a member of the executive councils of the Society of Surgical Oncology and the Society of University Surgeons, and was recently appointed Chair of the research committee for the American Board of Surgery (ABS), where she is also a member of the ABS Council. Dr. Tseng is a deputy editor for JAMA Surgery and serves on a number of editorial boards.