Jennifer Tseng, MD

Emeritus Professor, Surgery

Jennifer Tseng
88 E. Newton St

Biography

Dr. Tseng is a highly regarded surgical oncologist and gastrointestinal surgeon, whose practice encompasses the upper gastrointestinal tract. She has led a group of diverse BIDMC faculty in oncology research, education and care for GI, endocrine, breast, as well as melanomas and sarcomas, and other malignancies.

Dr. Tseng has published more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles on reducing surgical risk, cancer biomarkers and on developing models for cancer treatment sequencing strategies, with a strong focus on racial and socioeconomic disparities in care, an important BMC and BUSM mission. She has collaborated with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to assess the impact of factors including insurance, disparities and health care reform on cancer diagnosis, treatment and prevention. She was the Founding Director of SOAR (Surgical Outcomes Analysis & Research) at UMass in 2007, a research initiative to improve treatment strategies for a broad range of surgical conditions and to develop tools to assess and reduce risk. At BIDMC, she and her co-leaders have led the continued development of SOAR as a health services and outcomes research group.

Dr. Tseng is also a dedicated educator of medical students and residents who has mentored numerous trainees throughout her research career.

Other Positions

  • Chair, Surgery, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
  • Chief, Surgery, Boston Medical Center
  • Member, BU-BMC Cancer Center, Boston University

Education

  • University of California, San Francisco, MD
  • Harvard School of Public Health, MPH
  • Stanford University, BS

Publications

  • Published on 7/3/2024

    Beaulieu-Jones BR, Ha EJ, Fefferman A, Wang J, Chung SH, Tseng JF, Merrill A, Sachs TE, Ko NY, Cassidy MR. ASO Visual Abstract: Association of Race, Ethnicity, Language and Insurance and Time to Treatment Initiation Among Women with Breast Cancer at an Urban, Academic, Safety-Net Hospital. Ann Surg Oncol. 2024 Jul 03. PMID: 38961042.

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  • Published on 6/6/2024

    Romatoski KS, de Geus SWL, Miriyam B, Chung SH, Kenzik K, Papageorge MV, Rasic G, Ng SC, Tseng JF, Sachs TE. ASO Visual Abstract: Overall Volume of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery Positively Impacts Gastric Cancer Outcomes at Centers with Low Gastrectomy Volume. Ann Surg Oncol. 2024 Jun 06. PMID: 38842677.

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  • Published on 5/22/2024

    Romatoski KS, de Geus SWL, Miriyam B, Chung SH, Kenzik K, Papageorge MV, Rasic G, Ng SC, Tseng JF, Sachs TE. Overall Volume of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery Positively Impacts Gastric Cancer Outcomes at Centers with Low Gastrectomy Volume. Ann Surg Oncol. 2024 May 22. PMID: 38777899.

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  • Published on 5/2/2024

    Sawhney VS, Chugh PV, Sachs TE, Hayes Dixon A, Nfonsam V, Chaer R, Barry C, Kenzik K, Chen H, Tseng JF. Observations on the Representation of Asians in Surgical Training and Leadership. J Surg Res. 2024 Jul; 299:51-55. PMID: 38701704.

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  • Published on 4/1/2024

    Makris EA, Tran TB, Delitto DJ, Lee B, Ethun CG, Grignol V, Harrison Howard J, Bedi M, Clark Gamblin T, Tseng J, Roggin KK, Chouliaras K, Votanopoulos K, Cullinan D, Fields RC, Cardona K, Poultsides G, Kirane A. Natural history of undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma: Experience from the US Sarcoma Collaborative. J Surg Oncol. 2024 Jun; 129(7):1354-1363. PMID: 38562002.

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  • Published on 1/19/2024

    Chung SH, Rasic G, Romatoski KS, Kenzik K, Tseng JF, Sachs TE. Disparate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on delays in colorectal cancer treatment: A National Cancer Database study. Surgery. 2024 Apr; 175(4):1013-1020. PMID: 38245445.

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  • Published on 11/28/2023

    Beaulieu-Jones BR, Ha EJ, Fefferman A, Wang J, Chung SH, Tseng JF, Merrill A, Sachs TE, Ko NY, Cassidy MR. Association of Race, Ethnicity, Language, and Insurance with Time to Treatment Initiation Among Women with Breast Cancer at an Urban, Academic, Safety-Net Hospital. Ann Surg Oncol. 2024 Mar; 31(3):1608-1614. PMID: 38017122.

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  • Published on 11/20/2023

    Seldomridge AN, Rasic G, Papageorge MV, Ng SC, de Geus SWL, Woods AP, McAneny D, Tseng JF, Sachs TE. Trends in access to minimally invasive pancreaticoduodenectomy for pancreatic cancers. HPB (Oxford). 2024 Mar; 26(3):333-343. PMID: 38087704.

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  • Published on 10/1/2023

    Chung SH, Romatoski KS, Rasic G, Beaulieu-Jones BR, Kenzik K, Merrill AL, Tseng JF, Cassidy MR, Sachs TE. ASO Visual Abstract: Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Delays to Breast Cancer Surgery-Ripples or Waves? Ann Surg Oncol. 2023 Oct; 30(10):6104-6105. PMID: 37535273.

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  • Published on 9/1/2023

    Chung SH, de Geus SWL, Shewmaker G, Romatoski KS, Drake FT, Ko NY, Merrill AL, Hirsch AE, Tseng JF, Sachs TE, Cassidy MR. ASO Visual Abstract: Axillary Lymph Node Dissection is Associated with Improved Survival for Men with Invasive Breast Cancer and Sentinel Node Metastasis. Ann Surg Oncol. 2023 Sep; 30(9):5621-5622. PMID: 37202569.

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