Jennifer F. Tseng, MD, MPH, Utley Professor and Chair of Surgery at BUSM and Surgeon-in-Chief at Boston Medical Center (BMC), has been named Deputy Editor of JAMA Surgery, effective Jan. 1, 2018.
Tseng’s research interests include developing models for cancer treatment-sequencing strategies, cancer biomarkers, and healthcare disparities and outcomes. Her clinical specialty is surgical oncology and gastrointestinal surgery, with a focus on the upper gastrointestinal tract.
She founded and co-directs Surgical Outcomes Analysis & Research (SOAR), a clinical and outcomes research institute, which is now based at BUSM/BMC. SOAR was initiated at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester and prior to coming to BUSM/BMC was based at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School.
Prior to being recruited to BUSM/BMC in July 2017, Tseng was Chief of Surgical Oncology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, and a Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School.
Tseng received her undergraduate degrees in English and biology from Stanford University and her medical degree from the University of California San Francisco. She completed her general surgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. She also completed a research fellowship in molecular medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School followed by a clinical fellowship in surgical oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. She then earned her MPH degree in clinical effectiveness from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Tseng is on the editorial boards of several journals and is an active member of numerous surgical societies, including the American Surgical Association, the Society of University Surgeons, and the Society of Surgical Oncology. She serves as the secretary of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT) and as president-elect of the Society of Asian Academic Surgeons (SAAS).