Jennifer Tseng, MD, MPH

Dr. Jennifer F. Tseng is the James Utley Professor and Chair of Surgery at the Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine and Surgeon-in-Chief at Boston Medical Center (BMC). She received her medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine and did her general surgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Tseng then completed a surgical oncology fellowship at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She also holds an MPH from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Dr. Tseng is a surgical oncologist whose practice includes pancreas, hepatobiliary, and gastric surgery. Her research focuses on risk prediction and prevention, surgical and cancer care disparities, and models to build health equity. Prior to joining the Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine/BMC in 2017, she was Chief of Surgical Oncology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Tseng is a deputy editor for JAMA Surgery and serves on several editorial boards. She is immediate past president of The Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract and is a founder and past president of the Society of Asian Academic Surgeons. In addition, Dr. Tseng is a member of the American Board of Surgery (ABS) Council and immediate past chair of the ABS Research Committee. She is also a director of the ABS Complex General Surgical Oncology Board.